To promote positive youth outcomes and to share best-practices between the international juvenile justice community to strengthen policies and practices that support transformative juvenile justice policies and practices that will improve outcomes for justice-involved youth and their families.
Identify and share evidence-based best practices in juvenile justice policies and practices;
Support universal application of acceptable code of practice standards/recommendations;
Promote safe and humane youth housing;
Encourage age-appropriate programming, education and structured activities;
Support the United Nations Mandela Minimum Rules;
Advance professional education and awareness of the juvenile justice population needs to stakeholders;
Encourage broad application of family engagement policies and practices;
Advance juvenile justice tracks for ICPA conferences on topics such as youth housing, conditions of confinement, youth programming, reduction of isolation and restraints, positive youth outcomes and others.