Endorsements

The following organziations have endorsed the National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses, by affirming that they support the principles that underlie the Standards, as well as the black letter of each StandardIf your State Advisory Group or national, state, or local organization would like to endorse or help disseminate the National Standards please contact CJJ Deputy Executive Director Lisa Pilnik at [email protected].

The American Civil Liberties Union works in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.
 

The Blacks in Law Enforcement in America is a national organization of African American Law Enforcement Professionals. They believe in true freedom, justice, equality, fairness, and effectiveness of law enforcement issues, and the effect of those issues upon the total community. As advocates of law enforcement professionals, BLEA establishes continuous training and support.

The DC Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG)  ensures the provision of comprehensive delinquency prevention programs that meet the needs of youth through the collaboration of many local systems with which a youth may interface.

The Equity Project is an initiative to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile delinquency courts are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.

Futures Without Violence has led the way for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Human Rights CampaignThe Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.

LUK is a not-for-profit social service agency located in central Massachusetts dedicated to improving the lives of youth and their families. We run a variety of programs and have events happening throughout the year. 

The Juvenile Justice Commission, Nevada's State Advisory Group, allocates funds to programs and agencies that support the goals and vision of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). 
 

The Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group works to reduce delinquency and youth violence by providing community members with skills, knowledge, and opportunities to support the development of productive and responsible citizens.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) is Mississippi's state advisory group appointed by the Governor to advise all parts of the State of Mississippi on issues relating to juvenile justice. The MS JJAC's goals are to assist the State of Mississippi, particularly the Department of Public Safety, in complying with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
 

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) works to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap. 

 

The Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) is the designated state agency that administers millions of grant dollars dedicated to preventing and addressing crime statewide. MBCC's mission is to proactively contribute to public safety, crime prevention and victim assistance through planning, policy development, and coordination of the justice system in partnership with citizens, government, and communities.


The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health. NASP's priorities include: promoting culturally competent practices, diversifying the profession of school psychology, advocating for children, youth, families, and schools, and enhancing professional advocacy. 
 

The National Association of Youth Courts serves as a central point of contact for youth court programs across the nation, delivering training and technical assistance, and developing resource materials on how to enhance the operations of some 1,050 youth court programs in the United States.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights works to advance the civil and human rights of LGBT people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.
 

the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. - See more at: http://www.nclr.org/index.php/about_us/#sthash.mwbTEJKZ.dpuf

The National Crittenton Foundation works to advance the self-empowerment, health, economic security and civic engagement of girls and young women impacted by trauma and violence.


The National Juvenile Defender Center works to build the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system.

 

National Network For YouthThe National Network for Youth is a membership organization that advocates at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth.


The Parent Teacher Association works to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders.

The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts at the University of Baltimore is a national leader in promoting the concept of a Unified Family Court system to resolve family conflicts in a therapeutic, ecological, and service-based manner.

 The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth advocates to improve the quality of life for children and families and provides leadership and support for child advocates. TCYY works to ensure children in Tennessee are safe, healthy, educated, nurtured and supported, and engaged in activities that provide them opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

 

 

The Trevor Project is is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

 

 

The Youth Advocate Programs is committed to providing cost-effective, community-based alternatives to institutional placement through direct service, advocacy, and policy change.

The Youth Law Center works to protect children in the nation’s foster care and justice systems from abuse and secure equitable treatment for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.