Path Forward

CDCR and CCHCS launched a joint effort to support our workforce with a platform of engagement.

This path forward will provide our workforce with the strategies and tools to challenge prior concepts of who we are and further advance concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is not a trend or an immediate response to unprecedented times. This is the embodiment of our core values: service, leadership, integrity, accountability, respect, trust, and collaboration.

Engaging Our Leaders

CDCR’s GARE Steering Committee hosted a videoconference panel with CDCR Directors Connie Gipson (Division of Adult Institutions), Guillermo Viera Rosa (Division of Parole Operations), and Brant Choate (Division of Rehabilitative Programs). 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.

The DEI Q&A Panel with Executive Management was attended by CDCR’s GARE Ambassadors. CDCR leaders shared their frank and honest answers about how to talk about DEI in a thoughtful way, the importance of DEI in the hiring process, and how ongoing engagement is key to keeping these principles at the forefront of all CDCR efforts.