The purpose of the juvenile justice system, from apprehension forward, is to protect the public and reduce juvenile delinquency and to provide fair and impartial procedures for the initiation, adjudication and disposition of allegations of delinquent conduct. The system is founded on the principles of personal responsibility, accountability and reformation within the context of public safety and restitution to the victims and to the community. The system shall provide a continuum of services that emphasizes prevention of further criminal activity by the use of early and certain sanctions, reformation and rehabilitation programs and swift and decisive interventions in delinquent behavior. (ORS 419C.001)
The Mission of the Juvenile Division is Community safety through restorative justice.
To achieve our mission, we have the following Guiding values:
Jackson County Juvenile Justice focuses on a restorative justice philosophy, while creating connections, relationships, and partnerships with justice-involved youth in our community, intending to reduce recidivism. Watch this video to learn more about how individual departments and partners contribute to this effort.