The Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association is established for the following purposes:
To identify, strengthen and promote the concepts underlying sound juvenile detention practices.
To review and evaluate proposed or existing standards for juvenile detention and treatment.
To develop personnel standards which enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of those involved in juvenile detention work.
To encourage creative program development and the dissemination of constructive program concepts.
To promote the development of training programs and presentations for those involved in juvenile detention or related work.
To provide recognition to individual achievements and significant contributions made to the field of juvenile detention work.
In carrying out the above-stated purpose, the Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association shall utilize all appropriate and legal means,including but not limited to the following:
A. Conferences, workshop institutes, and seminars;
B. Standing and special committees;
C. Ongoing training programs;
D. Newsletter and publications;
E. Special projects;
F. Recognition and Awards
To provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. WDJA accomplishes this by supporting States and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects the public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of families and each individual juvenile.