Los Angeles County Probation Department Initiative for Change: "L.A. Model"�

This study examines the organizational culture of the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the barriers to creating organizational change with new policy. The new policy, "L.A. Model", was developed after the Missouri model which has demonstrated a reduction in criminal behavior. This descriptive research study will utilize a quantitative data approach; specifically, the use of a questionnaire. The questionnaire will allow for a large sample size and the anonymity of participants will encourage their unfettered opinion about the effects of organizational culture in the implementation of the "L.A. Model."