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A code of ethics is a set of principles and practices that conforms to accepted professional standards, to govern its members conduct.
JDCAP requires the highest level of conduct from its members. All members shall protect the integrity of the JDCAP organization, its members, affiliates, and employee’s, and promote positive and productive interaction among colleagues, the public, and the juvenile justice system components at large. 

​Therefore, the following principles and practices shall guide the conduct of all members of JDCAP:
Section 1. Financial Interests
Members will not use their official position in JDCAP to secure special privileges or advantages when entering into, or are making financial plans, contracting, servicing, or otherwise on behalf of JDCAP unless approved and determined to be in the best interest of JDCAP by the Administrative and Executive Council. Members will not accept any free or preferred services, benefits, or concessions from any person or entity as a result of being a member of JDCAP. Members will always take care, with diligence, to maintain the integrity of JDCAP.
Section 2. Solicitation
Members will not solicit or accept directly or indirectly any gift, gratuity, favor, loan, or any other item of value to imply an obligation that is inconsistent with the free and objective exercise of professional responsibility for JDCAP. 
Section 3. Communication
Any Member communicating, either written or verbal on behalf of JDCAP, will first seek the approval and consent of the President and/or the Executive Director of the JDCAP organization to ensure that any communication representing JDCAP is done so in its best interest.  Members will clearly distinguish between those that are personal views and those that are statements and positions on behalf of JDCAP prior to submitting a public statement.
Section 4. Conduct
Members will respect the importance of all the components of the juvenile and criminal justice system and cultivate a professional cooperation with each component and their respective employees. Members acting in an official capacity on behalf of JDCAP will not allow personal interest to impair objectivity in the performance of his or her duty or responsibility to JDCAP. JDCAP will strive to sponsor activities that encourage and promote positive interactions among colleagues. 
Section 5. Misrepresentation
Members will not misrepresent JDCAP on any matters. Members will take care with diligence to maintain the integrity of JDCAP. 
Section 6. Violation
Reporting procedure:
Any Member who is knowledgeable of any violation of the code of ethics by another member shall notify the President or the Executive Director immediately upon such knowledge. In the event that the President or the Executive Director is subject of such knowledge the information should be conveyed at the next Administrative Council meeting.
A Member who is found in violation of the Code of Ethics is subject to review by the Administrate Council for disposition by the Executive Council. 
The President or the Executive Director will be the JDCAP representative who will implement the recommended remedial measures to ensure all parties subject to the violation receive appropriate facts, dispensation, or other resolutions determined by the Executive Council, in concert with the Administrative Council.



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