For more information:
State of Alaska
Dept of Health & Social Services
Division of Juvenile Justice
240 Main Street, Suite 701
P.O. Box 110635
Juneau, AK 99811-0635
Tel: (907) 465-2212
Fax: (907) 465-2333
We are a Restorative Justice agency
The mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice is:
- Hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior.
Promote the safety and restoration of victims and communities.
Assist offenders and their families in developing skills to prevent crime.
The Core Values that guide us on this mission are:
– holding ourselves accountable to our mission, our communities, and our budget; holding youth accountable for their actions and for the restoration of victims.
– timely response to youth, families, victims, staff, and justice partners; being open and responsive to our communities, and encouraging their involvement and collaboration; having the flexibility to adapt to changing needs, expectations and resources.
– using all available resources to make decisions related to our clients and their victims, our staff, and our agency; ensuring that our decisions are guided by a clear understanding of what our data says about our practices, client needs, available resources, research findings, and standards for best practice.
– in our clients by believing in their ability to grow and change, and providing targeted services to assist in that process; in our staff by promoting training and professional development; in our system by striving for continuous improvement; and of our resources by ensuring they are appropriately allocated and fully utilized.
– maintaining personal honesty; honoring our commitments; holding ourselves to high professional and ethical standards; demanding of ourselves at least as much as we ask or expect of others.
– recognizing that successful efforts with our clients, our coworkers, victims, and other stakeholders are contingent upon positive, respectful, collaborative relationships and a spirit of inclusiveness; nurturing relationships by treating others the way we would like to be treated.
– for diversity, cultural beliefs, and the inherent value of each person’s unique strengths and individual differences; recognition that everyone has something to offer; a spirit of humility and an acknowledgement that viewpoints different than our own are worthy of consideration; treating others with respect even when they do not do the same.
– having a belief in the value of our mission and the tasks that support it; striving for continuous professional development; modeling leadership at all levels of our agency; doing the right things for the right reasons, despite adversity and setbacks; caring enough to do our best work.