Founded in October of 2019, the Harris County Office of Justice and Safety (OJS) was created by the Commissioners Court to act as a resource for all County Criminal, Juvenile Justice Agencies, and justice - involved agencies in Harris County. The Department coordinates, collaborates, facilitates information exchange, engages the community, conducts research, performs data analysis, and offers evidence-based solutions meant to increase public safety, fairness, equity, efficiency, and accountability throughout the Harris County justice system.