Welcome to Division Equity and Social Justice
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.
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.
Change the Narrative
Normalize conversations to advance equity in government.
Subject Matter Expertise
Foster accountability and effective leadership across the Division to advance DESJ priorities.
Transform systems, structures, and policies that perpetuate inequality.
Partnerships and Community Engagement
Cultivate partnerships for collective impact.
Improve public policy and management through research and evaluation.
Data, Evaluation, and Accountability
Build accessible data infrastructures and identify solutions to improve equity.
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.