At the heart of our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice work is the deep appreciation for the diverse communities we strive to keep safe every day and our complementary commitment to justice. We are dedicated to building a diverse workforce that reflects these communities as well as a culture of equity and inclusion. It is paramount that we create a culture of belonging in which our staff thrives, witnesses are and feel safe, and victims are and feel seen and heard. We acknowledge the long-standing disparities that over-criminalize some communities and silence some victims, and we are committed to encouraging and celebrating innovative pathways to justice and public safety.
The work of our office is strengthened by the diversity of our staff and the communities we serve. We actively seek and welcome people identifying with any sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy status and those who are at the intersections of these identities. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work, because our collective experiences greatly enrich the D.A.’s Office.
Our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice priorities include:
- Ensuring our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve
- Continuing to partner with communities to build trust and lasting relationships
- Centering victim experiences
- Increasing feeling of belonging