Conclusions

Second Meeting of the NACJJ

Conclusions

The Second Meeting of the NACJJ resulted in six key takeaways:

  1. The need and desire for a regional Council on juvenile justice was reaffirmed.
  2. The goal of adding more members to the NACJJ was identified.
  3. The Working Papers on restorative justice and making deprivation of liberty a measure of last resort were reviewed, discussed and proposed as a basis for a specialized working group within the NACJJ.
  4. Separate papers on solitary confinement and the connection between neuroscience and international standards were proposed.
  5. Support for the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty was expressed.
  6. A commitment to continue meeting as a Council was made.

A more detailed overview of the Second Meeting is provided in the following document: Conclusions from the Second Meeting