Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup (SRJW)

DCF has been focused on the issue of racial justice for many years. Its formal journey began in 2005 as a participant in the national Breakthrough Series Collaborative focused on disproportionality and disparities sponsored by Casey Family Programs.  After a series of leadership and organizational changes, the Department renewed its focus on these issues in 2011 by bringing in the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. This resulted in two external consultants (Heidi Brooks and Jen Agosti) being contracted in February 2012 in to facilitate a series of conversations.

Statewide Racial Justice Work, Regional Updates from Commissioner Katz

Achieving Racial Justice Across the DCF System
Commissioner Katz All-staff memo
"Racial Justice Everything" (Vimeo video)
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5
Region 6
Solnit- South Campus
Summary

Statewide Racial Justice Meeting Information

2018 Meeting Minutes
     
April
     February

2017 Meeting Minutes
     December
     February

2016 Meeting Minutes
     September
     July
     May 24, 2016 National Webinar: "Starting with the Numbers" #Alliance4RacialEquity
          Presentation
          Transcript
          Webinar (You Tube Video)
      April
      January

2015 Meeting Minutes
     November
     August
     May
     March

Commissioner's Racial Justice Memo (6-14-13)
Expanded Leadership Team Meeting (8-20-14 - Powerpoint Presentation)

MEMBER LIST
Member list of the Racial Justice Workgroup

UPDATES
SRJW Upcoming Changes and Advances (12-21-14)
SRJW update
(1-31-14)
SRJW Update (10-1-13)