June 2022 DEI Q&A Discussion From CDCR/CCHCS Leaders

CDCR’s GARE Steering Committee hosted an Ambassador Panel meeting with CDCR Assistant Deputy Director Mona Houston (Division of Adult Institutions), and Warden (A) Trent Allen (Salinas Valley State Prison). These executives shared their thoughts on how putting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) front and center at CDCR help us best serve our employees and communities.

To learn more about future events, and about how you can become a GARE Ambassador, email GARE@cdcr.ca.gov.

1st Question:

In your opinion what is the most challenging aspect of working in a diverse environment?

June 2022 DEI Slideshow Question 1
June 2022 DEI Slideshow Question 1 by Mona Houston

2nd Question:

As a leader within CDCR, what are you doing to promote and encourage DEI?

June 2022 DEI Slideshow Question 2 by Mona Houston
June 2022 DEI Slideshow Question 2 by Trent Allen

3rd Question:

Many Ambassadors have felt resistance when trying to elevate the “GARE message.” What strategies can staff implement to persuade their supervisors and managers to support GARE?

June 2022 DEI Slideshow Question 3
June 2022 DEI Slideshow Question 3 by Trent Allen