"Code of Ethics Agreement Form" - Florida

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
CODE OF ETHICS AGREEMENT
As a volunteer, intern, or mentor with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, I will abide
with the rules and regulations of the Department and with the provisions outlined in policy and
procedures FDJJ – 1900 Employee Code of Ethics and Personal Responsibility.
Further, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics that has been developed by the American
Correctional Association for its members and as a model for other criminal justice staff and
participating volunteers, interns, and mentors.
Relationships with Clients, Colleagues, Other Professionals, and the Public:
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall respect and protect the civil and legal rights of all
individuals.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall treat every professional situation with concern for the
welfare of the individuals involved and with no intent of personal gain.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall maintain relationships with colleagues to promote
mutual respect within the profession and improve the quality of service.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall respect the importance of all disciplines within the justice
system and work to improve cooperation with each segment.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall keep in mind DJJ maintains its care, custody and
control of public records and also records that, by law, are confidential and exempt from
disclosure under public records law. Volunteers, interns, and mentors with DJJ shall follow the
attached protocol from the DJJ Office of Communications if they receive a request for records
in the care, custody or control of DJJ.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall respect and protect the right of the public to be
safeguarded from criminal or delinquent activity.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
CODE OF ETHICS AGREEMENT
As a volunteer, intern, or mentor with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, I will abide
with the rules and regulations of the Department and with the provisions outlined in policy and
procedures FDJJ – 1900 Employee Code of Ethics and Personal Responsibility.
Further, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics that has been developed by the American
Correctional Association for its members and as a model for other criminal justice staff and
participating volunteers, interns, and mentors.
Relationships with Clients, Colleagues, Other Professionals, and the Public:
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall respect and protect the civil and legal rights of all
individuals.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall treat every professional situation with concern for the
welfare of the individuals involved and with no intent of personal gain.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall maintain relationships with colleagues to promote
mutual respect within the profession and improve the quality of service.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall respect the importance of all disciplines within the justice
system and work to improve cooperation with each segment.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall keep in mind DJJ maintains its care, custody and
control of public records and also records that, by law, are confidential and exempt from
disclosure under public records law. Volunteers, interns, and mentors with DJJ shall follow the
attached protocol from the DJJ Office of Communications if they receive a request for records
in the care, custody or control of DJJ.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall respect and protect the right of the public to be
safeguarded from criminal or delinquent activity.
Professional Conduct and Practices:
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall refrain from using their positions to secure personal
privileges or advantages.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall refrain from allowing personal interest to impair
objectivity in the performance of duty while acting in an official capacity.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall refrain from entering into any formal or informal activity
or agreement, which presents a conflict of interest or is inconsistent with the conscientious
performance of duties.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall refrain from accepting any gifts, service or favor that is
or appears to be improper or implies an obligation inconsistent with the free and objective
exercise of professional duties.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall clearly differentiate between personal views/statements
and views/statements/positions made on behalf of the Department.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall report to appropriate authorities any corrupt or unethical
behavior in which there is sufficient evidence to justify review.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall refrain from discriminating against any individual
because of race, gender, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, age, disability, or any other
type of prohibited discrimination.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall preserve the integrity of confidential or exempt
information; they shall refrain from seeking information on individuals beyond that, which is
necessary to implement responsibilities and perform their duties; volunteers, interns/mentors
shall refrain from revealing confidential or exempt information unless expressly authorized to
do so. If a volunteer, intern, or mentor is unclear about whether information is public or
confidential, he/she shall seek guidance from the direct supervisor before disclosing or
withholding information.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors shall respect, promote, and contribute to a workplace that is
safe, healthy, and free of harassment in any form.
Volunteers, interns, and mentors must understand they serve at the pleasure of the
Department or DJJ contract provider.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT
I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Code of Ethics.
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