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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Commitment

At the NYS Justice Center, our work of supporting and protecting individuals with special needs is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an agency that each member of our diverse community feels valued and represented no matter their identities, cultures, experiences, backgrounds, and characteristics. This is crucial to our organization's continued success, and most importantly, what our staff members, volunteers and community deserve.

DEI Strategic Plan

Anti-Racism Workgroup

We recognize that within our agency and beyond, women, minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans are consistently impacted by inequality and inequity. As a part of our collective responsibility, utilizing an anti-racism lens, our workgroup aims to promote a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture for our employees and those we serve.

As a critical component of the NYS Justice Center’s five-year DEI strategic plan, the Anti-Racism Workgroup will:

  • Support the agency’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by identifying and recommending anti-racism and DEI best practices
  • Commit to understanding the agency’s collective awareness on racial equity and how it impacts our work
  • Create opportunity for members to address DEI-based concerns
  • Support the dissemination and implementation of new DEI best practices across business units
  • Recommend trainings, workshops, and support the creation and implementation of cultural immersion/awareness events
  • Identify strategies to create and foster a culture that values the talents, skills, experiences, and commitment of all Justice Center employees
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