The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Chief Executive Office created the Office of Child Protection (OCP) in February 2015 to improve communication, coordination, and accountability across agencies involved in the child protection network so that vulnerable children have a better chance of growing up safer and healthier.
The OCP’s mission is to lead a broad partnership that implements meaningful solutions to improve the lives of our children and families.
The OCP has built upon the work of the 2014 Board-adopted Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection’s final report that recommended several improvements to the County’s child protection network.
The OCP works to fulfill the Board’s charge of protecting children by collaborating with County agencies, the community, and other entities to identify problems affecting child protection and safety, and developing solutions that will improve how the system serves children and families. The OCP’s work is driven by these core values: