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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

NEW!:  Report on the Department of Children and Families’ Racial Justice Data, Activities and Strategies  (PA 18-111)

Minutes
"Racial Justice Everything" (Vimeo video)
Racial justice Summit (2018)
Solnit- South Campus
Summary

RJS Logo

DCF Racial Justice Summit 2018 (October 26, 2018, Videos)

RJS Program
2018 Racial Justice Summit Opening Remarks
Racial Justice Summit MCs
Committing to Action
YAB Panel
2018 RJS Keynote: Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D.
Perspectives through a Racial Justice Lens: The Region 6 Implementation Story
2018 Summit Closing Reflections

Statewide Racial Justice Meeting Information

2019 Meeting Minutes
     February

2018 Meeting Minutes
     December
     June
     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)