Juvenile Protective Association (JPA)
The Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) was founded in 1901 by Jane Addams and her colleagues at Hull House. JPA’s mission is to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential at home, in school and in our communities. This is accomplished by providing therapeutic counseling services to at-risk children and families, conducting research, sharing knowledge, and providing expert consultation and guidance to others serving these children and families. The vision of JPA is vulnerable children and families will have access to the highest quality of services.