Diversity

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

DEI
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Consulting and Training

There has never been a better time to address diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training in your organization.

 

Research shows that simply providing DEI training alone is not enough to create long-term change. Through our corporate and criminal justice experience throughout the country, we believe the best way to achieve your desired equity and inclusion outcomes is with a comprehensive approach to the issue. That is why we’ve created multiple tools that can be customized to meet your needs.

 

We provide DEI consulting, DEI committee development and DEI strategic planning services. We also provide interactive training and hands-on learning programs focused on creating lasting change. Topics include:

 

  • Race in America: What it Means for America’s Prosecutors

  • The Anti-Racist Prosecutor, Part I: The Obligation to Act

  • The Anti-Racist Prosecutor, Part II: Actions that Heal

  • The Anti-Racist Prosecutor, Part III: Having the Hard Conversations Internally and Externally

  • Understanding and Interrupting Conscious and Unconscious Bias

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Race in America: What it Means for America’s Prosecutors

The issue of racism in America and, particularly, in the criminal justice system, has a long and painful history. It can be difficult to understand what role prosecutors play in this important time in America’s history, and what are the right things to do and say without causing more harm than good. This course offers some ideas on how prosecutors can take a leadership role on diversity issues in their communities.

The Anti-Racist Prosecutor, Part I: The Obligation to Act

It’s hard to imagine an issue more pressing in America today than racial justice and equity. Prosecutors across the country are deeply troubled by current research and disturbing current events.  This lecture discusses the origins of racial injustice in America and will explode common myths about race. Our goal is that attendees leave with the mindset of an “anti-racist prosecutor,” understanding their part in dismantling systemic racism in America and mitigate its effects.

The Anti-Racist Prosecutor, Part II: Actions that Heal

Prosecutors are leaders in our criminal justice system, and they have the opportunity to lead the effort for meaningful change. Many have heard the voices in their community calling for change yet wonder what they can do to promote racial equity beyond the actions they are already taking to ensure a just society for everyone. Vera Causa Group will provide high-impact strategies to promote racial equity inside and outside the office.  Our goal is that attendees leave with the mindset of an “anti-racist prosecutor,” knowing that it is not enough that we recognize systemic racism in America—as ministers of justice we must do our best to dismantle it and mitigate its effects.

The Anti-Racist Prosecutor, Part III: Having the Hard Conversations Internally and Externally

Have you ever dreaded the prospect of discussing race with colleagues or with community members? Many are apprehensive about having these discussions because they are terrified of saying the wrong thing and making  matters worse. In reality, silence promotes racial inequity and mistrust. We must learn how to have frank discussions in a productive way if we are to move the needle on racial inequity in America. Participants will learn helpful guidelines for having these conversations in an open, respectful and productive way.  In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to practice these skills meaningful conversations with their colleagues. 

Understanding and Interrupting Conscious and Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias occurs in a number of ways based upon race, religion, gender, age, physical attributes, ethnicity, language, economic background, etc. This training provided by Vera Causa Group focuses on a variety of biases and links them to the working environment in the prosecutor’s office and within the criminal justice system. In addition, we will provide concrete tools for reducing the impact of implicit bias in the decision making.

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