This resource from the National Juvenile Justice Network outlines nine principles of juvenile justice reform. These principles are:
Divert youth from the justice system
Eliminate racial and ethnic disparities
Ensure access to quality counsel
Create a range of effective community-based programs
Recognize and serve youth with specialized needs
Improve aftercare and reentry
Engage youth, family, and community
Keep youth out of adult courts, jails, and prisons
These principles are supported by a network of state-based juvenile justice advocates and are drawn heavily from the Youth Transition Funders Group publication, Juvenile Justice Reform: A Blueprint.
To view these nine principles, click here.