Restoring hope with dignity

Our Values

As an organization, JJPI is committed to a set of ten values that inform how we approach our work, contribute to making JJPI an effective and positive place to work, and allow us to thrive as an organization.

Excellence. We want our programs and services to be as good as we can possibly make them. We believe in a commitment to quality in all our efforts, large and small.

Service. Our main reason for existing is to provide high quality prevention, treatment, and advocacy services for the individuals and communities we serve. When making decisions, our commitment to our participants is primary.

Diversity and Anti-Racism. JJPI acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We welcome staff and participants equally regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion, disability, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. We believe that actively promoting diversity makes us a stronger organization and we are committed to dismantling racism and discrimination within and outside of our organization.

Continuous Improvement & Innovation. We want to keep things moving forward and make them better over time. We strive to innovate and find better ways.

Data-Based Decision Making. We collect and use data in order to find out where we stand, what we are doing well, and what needs to be improved. Whenever possible, we base our decisions on the latest available evidence.

Respect & Positivity. Everyone’s opinion is valued and all participants and staff are treated with a high level of respect, regardless of their background or position in the organization.

Accountability. Every person in our organization is accountable, regardless of their position. This means being open to receiving feedback, giving credit to others when it is due, and taking responsibility for things that do not go well.

Open & Honest Communication. We believe that it is best to be open and honest about things rather than to ignore them or let them go unspoken.

Integrity. We want our staff to do the right thing, even when it may not be the easiest option. If ethical concerns arise, they are brought in to the open and dealt with directly and with integrity.

Advocacy. We cannot always change things that negatively impact us or our participants on a day-to-day basis, but we will continue to advocate for positive change on a larger scale.