2016 – 2021 County of Los Angeles Strategic Plan
Creating Connections: People, Communities, and Government
GOAL I. MAKE INVESTMENTS THAT TRANSFORM LIVES
We will aggressively address society’s most complicated social, health, and public safety challenges. We want to be a highly responsive organization capable of responding to complex societal challenges – one person at a time.
Strategy I.1 – Increase Our Focus on Prevention Initiatives
Implement evidence-based practices to increase our residents’ self-sufficiency, prevent long-term reliance on the County’s social safety net, and prevent involvement with the County’s foster, juvenile justice, and adult justice systems.
A lack of early intervention and support for at risk, high-needs residents increases their likelihood of long-term reliance on, or involvement with the County’s social safety net and child welfare, justice, and social service systems.
Strategy I.2 – Enhance Our Delivery of Comprehensive Interventions
Deliver comprehensive and seamless services to those seeking assistance from the County.
Issue Statement: The County’s most vulnerable populations require more targeted and integrated interventions to measurably address their comprehensive needs.
Strategy I.3 – Reform Service Delivery Within Our Justice Systems
Provide rehabilitative services to those involved with the County’s justice systems to reduce the risk of recidivism, and support successful re-entry into our communities.
Issue Statement: The majority of offenders face barriers to successful community re-entry, including mental illness and/or addiction, resulting in higher rates of recidivism and homelessness.