Mr. Parr has been on the Commission staff since 2005, emphasizing the principles of youth leadership development to pursue social justice projects in issues ranging from homelessness, to the school-to-prison pipeline, to immigrant rights. A trained mediator, Josh facilitates sustainable collaboratives that address root causes of human relations issues. Combining interests in the arts, wellness, and social justice, he seeks to catalyze self-realization and creative participation in underserved and vulnerable populations throughout Los Angeles County.

Currently, Mr. Parr is working on programs to improve police-community relations.