The NPJS Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a guide to the professional conduct of juvenile service workers. This Code includes three sections. The first Section (Preamble) summarizes NPJS’ mission and core values. The second section (Purpose of the NPJS Code of Ethics) strongly encourages ethical practices by all NPJS members and advocates for the same behavior by all juvenile justice professionals. The third section (Ethical Principles and Standards) presents broad ethical principles, based on the core values of juvenile service work and includes specific ethical standards to guide juvenile service workers’ conduct.

NPJS Code of Ethics