Communities play the primary role in preventing juvenile delinquency and the criminal victimization of juveniles. Working to engage all community members – business leaders, media representatives, teachers, parents, grandparents, young people, policy makers, clergy, elected officials and law enforcement – is vital for ensuring the health and wellbeing of children. When all members of the community work together to achieve common goals, everyone benefits from the strength of a working relationship. The Lake County Juvenile Justice Council strives to engage Lake County youth resources to prevent and discourage juvenile crime.
a. Public Safety;
b. Accountability for the minor for his/her conduct;
c. Competency development of the minor and the teaching of life skills necessary to prevent future delinquency;
d. Juvenile due process; and
e. To promote and develop a comprehensive countywide school safety plan so as to provide a safe learning environment for our children.