UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality.
The University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF) is under a Title IV-E training contract with UCLA and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The UCCF is a collaboration of seven universities (UCLA, USC, CSULB, CSULA, CSUN, CSUDH, and APU). The UCCF/DCFS University Training Center provides training to all levels of Department of Children and Family Services staff.