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