Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Our Goal is to increase representation at all levels of our department


At the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Correctional Health Care Services, we are working to build an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We hire people from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and more. Our goal is to increase representation at all levels of our department.

Our statewide recruitment focuses on reaching a diverse population to join our department.

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  • Our recruitment teams include staff from different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and cultural backgrounds.
  • We celebrate many cultural events and recruit at diversity career fairs.
  • We partner with high schools and colleges to recruit people from communities across California.
  • We collaborate with job workforce centers to reach groups serving diverse populations.
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CDCR Hires Women at a Higher Rate

CDCR hires women at a higher rate than the national average. The women of CDCR are making a difference in California and beyond with their inspiring work. Learn more about the women of CDCR.

The Path Forward: Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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GARE is a national government organization working towards racial equity by advancing opportunities for all.

Learn about how CDCR embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

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