All members of Juvenile Justice International shall:

  • Respect the authority and follow the directives of the authorities / court (whenever applicable), with the understanding at all times that in their professional positions (in most cases) they are an extension of the authorities / court
  • Respect and protect the civil, legal and human rights of all children, young people and their parents
  • Ensure the integrity of private information and not seek personal data beyond that needed to perform their responsibilities, nor reveal personal or case sensitive information to anyone not having legal access or professional use for such, follow national law in relation to confidentiality and data protection and all other rules and laws protecting information and the identity of the client
  • Ensure diligence in the accurate recording of all facts and information and make available for review any and all case information, which could contribute to sound decisions affecting a client or the safety of the public
  • Respect the right of the public, colleagues and other professionals to be safeguarded from young people breaching local and national laws
  • Ensure that acts of unethical or unlawful behaviour by any person or organisation that has or could affect a child or young person is reported to the relevant authorities without reservation
  • Ensure that victims of crime are treated with empathy and respect at all times
  • Ensure that excellent professional relationships are made and maintained with fellow professionals to maintain high standards of service, proficiency and mutual respect
  • Ensure that all local, national and mandated international laws and directives are strictly followed at all times
  • Ensure at all times that children, young people, parents, colleagues, providers of care and any other person is never discriminated against on the basis of race, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, creed, disability, or language
  • Ensure that there is no acceptance of gifts or favours of a nature to imply an obligation that is inconsistent with the free and objective exercise of professional responsibilities
  • Ensure that relationships with children, young people and their families are always appropriate, lawful, transparent and professionally ethical
  • Ensure that when in positions of responsibility that all appointments, promotions, and dismissals are undertaken fairly and impartially based on professional merit and not made for personal advantage