To protect the community through assessment, treatment and control of adult and
juvenile offenders by providing a range of effective services based on legal requirements
and recognized professional standards.
Guiding Principles and Values
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of professional service to the courts,
the community and our clients. With concern for providing credible leadership within
the criminal justice system and innovation in our programs, we seek the optimal
and creative use of resources. Accountability is a vital component of all we do.
Importance of the Individual
We treat all people in a dignified, respectful and courteous manner, and we strive
to recognize the unique and special needs of each person. We appreciate the cultural
diversity of coworkers and clients and are sensitive to their varying requirements.
We believe in, and exemplify ethical behavior in our interaction with others and
in the accomplishment or our daily tasks. We are committed to providing fair, consistent
and honest treatment to all people. We will act without prejudice and be objective
in the performance of our duties.
Staff as a primary resource
We act with professionalism, competence and integrity, as we do the work of our
organization. We provide opportunities for personal and professional development,
and we participate in departmental planning and decision-making. We endeavor to
create an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust among staff and between staff and
The ability to change and grow
We believe in the potential of people to adopt positive behavior, and we provide
them the opportunity to do so.
The importance of our communities and the safety of the public
We are aware of our responsibilities to the individual and the community. We invite
and encourage citizen participation, involvement and support to plan, deliver and
evaluate programs. Public safety is our principal concern in all of our practices
and policies. We are alert to the needs of victims and endeavor to represent them
Families are a significant source of support
We believe families are important to the structure of society, and we strive to
strengthen them in all our programs and activities.
A safe and healthy environment
We are committed to providing a safe and secure work and living environment for
staff and clients.