The Alianza exists to improve the health and well-being of Latinx youth and families by promulgating and implementing a youth justice system transformation toward decreasing and ending the use of detention, with best practice policy changes and healing, restorative, and culturally sacred programming and research.
• Hold Two Truths: Based on the wisdom of our ancestors, the Alianza requires a Youth Justice system transformation toward decreasing and ending the use of detention, with healing, restorative, and culturally sacred practices.
• Uplift Latino Voice: The work of the Alianza will reach across the United States of America, engaging in true youth-adult partnerships, with parents and youth justice systems, while responding to structural inequities that have not reduced Latinx youth in detention.
• Demand the System Counts Latinx: The Alianza will ensure that the system acknowledges and counts Latinx youth across all youth justice system institutions, while requiring that local, state, and national youth justice systems document full diversity of all Latinx youth, families and community.
• Bring System to Community and Community to the System: The Alianza will provide a lens through which the system can more clearly see and understand our community and through which the community can better understand and transform the system.