Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Commitment:

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.

Definitions:

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.