Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Human Services

First Advisor

Camela Bertino



This paper examines juvenile hate crimes and identity-based bullying within the criminal justice system (CJS), proposing leadership strategies and an administrative action plan to address these issues. The analysis includes the impact on peers, community, and justice entities, focusing on accountability, diversity, and inclusivity to foster a positive organizational culture and ensure effective implementation. This paper examines the ethical considerations necessary to address juvenile hate crimes and identity-based bullying within the juvenile justice system and related workplaces. It explores the impact of these crimes on victims and communities, the balance between accountability and rehabilitation for offenders, and the role of ethical leadership in promoting inclusive and restorative practices. The application of Stewardship Principles to enforce ethical accountability and behavior within this context is also discussed, providing a blueprint for ethical intervention in juvenile justice settings. This abstract outline an action plan to combat juvenile hate crimes and identity-based bullying through cognitive-behavioral interventions and evidence-based models, focusing on the thought-behavior link. The plan includes staff training, policy development, and community engagement to foster a culture of empathy and respect. Administrative considerations such as resource allocation, legal compliance, and accountability mechanisms are integral to the plan’s implementation and success.