The mission of the Marion County Juvenile Department is to:
Improve public safety by working with parents and the communityto provide youth accountability and opportunities for positive change.
To accomplish our mission, we apply the principles of restorative justice, build on the strengths of the youth and family, and dedicate ourselves to excellence in public service by:
Customer Service - We treat our customers and one another with courtesy, respect, dignity, fairness and understanding.
We promote flexible, creative, solutions-oriented approaches to resolving customer problems and meeting customer needs.
Professionalism - We hire, train, and develop our employees to be knowledgeable and expert in their respective roles.
We strive for the highest levels of accuracy and quality in carrying out our responsibilities to the public.
Integrity - We are honest, forthright, and ethical in our dealings with others and on behalf of the public trust. We follow through on our commitments and we hold one another and ourselves personally accountable for doing what we promise.
Stewardship - We seek to make the most efficient and effective use of public resources, and we work to continuously improve our services through collaboration, innovation, and competence.
We strive to create and maintain a fair, transparent and open process of government that actively seeks citizen participation and recognize the diverse and competing interests of all the county's constituencies.
As Juvenile Justice Professionals, we:
Create a safe, humane and caring environment.
Pro-actively respond to the needs of victims
Cultivate community partnerships
Recognize, celebrate, and communicate achievement and successes.