The Office of Child Protection is an independent office reporting to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The overarching goal of the OCP is to work with a wide variety of partners to improve the child welfare system as a whole. We want to promote a shared ownership of the solutions developed to address the difficult problems that exist. As the problems and answers in this arena are multi-dimensional, so is the role of the OCP. Its roles include those of a network convener, consensus-builder, identifier of structural problems, facilitator of improvements, clarifier of issues, aligner of operational concerns, negotiator of multi-agency barriers, evaluator of child protection outcomes, strategic planner, and partner to community, philanthropy, and other stakeholders so that vulnerable children and families in Los Angeles County can get the supports needed to promote their safety and well-being.