Organizations are asked to meet a common set of Organizational Standards, as well as standards specific to their Youth Justice programs and services.
The Organizational Standards look at the whole organization, and cover things like governance, management, planning and evaluation, quality improvement, and important risk management functions. The standards also look for person-centred services, a strength-based approach, accessibility of services, and engagement and responsiveness to the communities served.
The Youth Justice Services Standards apply to the organization’s community-based youth justice programs and services. The standards assess the service framework and the quality of programs and services by looking at areas such as assessment and service planning, collaboration, continuity and coordination of services, and the integration of knowledge and evidence into program and service planning and delivery. The standards look for a proactive approach to client, staff and community safety.