LA Coordinated System of Care

Mission and Vision


The Office of Juvenile Justice protects the public by providing safe and effective individualized services to youth, who will become productive, law-abiding citizens.


OJJ is a quality system of care which embraces partnerships with families, communities and stakeholders to assist youth in redirecting their lives toward responsible citizenship.

Guiding Principles:

Honesty To be honest; do everything with integrity.
Achievement To be outcome-oriented in achieving results consistent with our mission.
Versatility To value, promote and support diversity and cultural competence.
Ethical To be ethical; to do the right thing, both legally and morally.
Focused To be focused on empowering people to succeed.
Accountable To be accountable for the effective and efficient management of resources.
Informed To be informed and guided in our decisions by appropriate and valid data.
Team players To be an effective and efficient team of professionals.
Harmonious To be inclusive – involve all parties, both external and internal, who need to be part of the process.

HAVE FAITH: Together we help change lives.

Each and every decision made by OJJ is based on our mission and guiding principles. Decisions are made in the best interest for the youth in our care. OJJ is dedicated to consistent provision of services to youth and families, assisting youth in setting goals, making healthy choices, building positive relationships and creating enrichment opportunities for self-growth. OJJ encourages and promotes a positive environment for youth to grow, learn, develop and become self-reliant.


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