Welcome to Division of Equity and Social Justice

Our Mission

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous community for all.

Our Vision

A County government that incorporates diversity, equity, and belonging into all aspects of our work to help achieve our organizational mission through fair and just governmental processes, equitable distribution of resources, and power to improve outcomes for all.

Core Values

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Systems Transformation
Address the root causes of multi-generational crisis and shift agency and power back to the hands of our most marginalized communities.

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Data-Driven Decision-Making
Policies, programs, and strategies should be informed by data and be responsive to those affected by inequities in our communities.

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Authentic Community Engagement
Policies, strategies, and processes should be informed by communities most affected by inequities in our community.

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Accessibility and Accountability
Information, services, strategy-setting, and decision-making should be clear, transparent, accessible, and allow for engagement of all stakeholders in the county and our diverse community regardless of language or disability.

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Mutually Beneficial Partnerships
Partnerships move at the speed of trust and should benefit all groups, with clear conversations about expectations and power.

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Holding Complex, Intersectional Identities
Invitations and pathways must ensure a broad range of voices, especially those with intersectional marginalized identities and deeply systems-impacted experiences.

Our Offices

Situated in the County Executive's Office, our offices center children, women, workers, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, individuals with Limited English Proficiency, individuals with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and the historically underserved.

Division Highlights

Contact Us

2460 N First Street
San Jose, CA 95131

Email: [email protected]

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