Our Values

As an organization, JJPI is committed to a set of ten values that inform the way that we approach our work. We believe that these values contribute to making JJPI an effective and positive place to work, and in turn allow us to thrive as an organization.

JJPI’s ten organizational values are as follows:

Excellence. We want to make our programs and services as good as we realistically can make them. We believe in a commitment to quality in all of 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. 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.

Continuous Improvement and Innovation. We want to keep things moving forward and make them better over time. Good enough is not good enough. We strive to innovate and to find better ways.

Collecting and Using Data. We aim to collect and use data in order to find out where we stand, what we are doing well, and what needs to be improved.

Respect and Positivity. Everyone’s opinion is valued and everyone is treated with the same level of respect, regardless of their background or position in the organization.

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

Open and 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.

Ethical Action/Doing the Right Thing. We want our staff to feel comfortable doing the right thing, even when the right thing is not the easiest thing to do. If concerns about ethics arise, they are brought in to the open and dealt with directly.

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