Division of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion
We’re on a journey to become the nation’s most diverse and inclusive District Attorney’s Office. Our path begins with having a workforce that looks like and reflects California’s most diverse County, whose amazing citizens count on us to keep them safe. Those who experience the criminal justice system through the Alameda County District Attorney Office will receive fairness and justice through our ongoing commitment of ending racial inequities. Our organization will always welcome diversity, acknowledge equity, and value inclusion.
- Diversity: Acknowledging the visible and invisible differences of a person’s unique intersectional identity, such as their gender, age, personality, race/ethnicity, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, disability, and life experience.
- Inclusion: Affirming the visible and invisible differences of a person’s unique intersectional identity by intentionally creating a workplace environment in which each induvial is valued for their diversity and is empowered to engage and contribute to our organization.
- Equity: Using the central principles of diversity and inclusion to establish policies, create opportunities, and ensure that everyone has the support and tools to achieve success regardless of their unique intersectional identities.
- Empathy: The capacity to understand another individual’s thoughts, feelings, and condition from their point of view to behave in a more compassionate manner.
Our vision is to uphold and support an empathetic, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce to better serve the diverse community of Alameda County.
Our office attracts and retains employees with a vast range of personal and professional backgrounds that stem from various experiences, perspectives, and cultural differences. These employees include persons of varying age, disabilities, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, and family status. By prioritizing diversity and inclusion, we are stronger, more engaged, and more connected to our employees and community.
Practicing inclusion is dependent upon each employee, at every level of our organization, to expand their capacity for knowledge, communication skills, and empathy. We will continue to provide each of our employees the tools and resources for these skill sets to encourage and support our employee’s growth within their personal and professional lives.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office organizational culture reflects our ongoing commitment to a workplace environment that supports the effort of all employees to carry out our mission and encourages all employees to excel as public servants.
Implicit Bias Employee Training
Module 1. The Science of Implicit Bias:
The first module of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Implicit Bias training is based on the science of implicit bias.
This module teaches our employees how the brain functions, why implicit biases are inevitable, and that having implicit biases is not shameful. By addressing that everyone has internalized biases, we can reduce the stigma, open the conversation, and address our differences for the most inclusion solutions po
Implicit Bias Employee Training
Module 2. A Historical Perspective:
The second module of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Implicit Bias training teaches our employees about historical policies that still have an impact on our community today.
It is indisputable that federal housing policies implemented by the government in the 1930’s contributed to the current socioeconomic conditions of Alameda County and other counties throughout the nation. Giving our employees the historical perspective and knowledge of our community promotes the empathy and understanding of the residents we serve daily.