Office of Community Awareness, Response and Engagement (CARE)

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As part of the effort to advance justice for all Californians, California Attorney General Rob Bonta took quick action upon entering office to establish the Office of Community Awareness, Response, and Engagement (CARE) within the California Department of Justice (DOJ).

CARE works directly with community organizations, state and local elected officials, and members of the public to help ensure the inclusion of diverse perspectives in the state’s work. Specifically, CARE focuses on cultivating relationships with historically marginalized and underrepresented communities in line with DOJ’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of its work on behalf of the people of California, including in the fight for environmental, economic, and social justice.

Working in close conjunction with the entire DOJ, CARE seeks to be responsive to the needs of all Californians, including by coordinating directly with DOJ’s Office of Native American Affairs to ensure California’s indigenous communities are supported.

CARE's initial top-level goals

Demystifying the DOJ Presentation Series

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In an effort to develop knowledge and awareness of the DOJ’s resources and programs, CARE hosts quarterly virtual presentations that are open to the public. These presentations are opportunities to learn directly from DOJ staff and ask questions regarding the work of DOJ’s various divisions, sections, bureaus, and offices.

The Demystifying the DOJ series will take place quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month from 10 AM – 11 AM (dates and times are subject to change).

Upcoming presentations topics and dates:

  • Re-Entry – May 17th, 2023
  • Office of Gun Violence Prevention - August 16th, 2023
  • Housing - November 15th, 2023

Please view our archive of past presentations.

Archive of Past Presentations

August 16, 2023 Presentation on Office of Gun Violence Prevention

May 17, 2023 Presentation on Re-Entry

February 15, 2023 Presentation on Reproductive Rights

November 15, 2022 Presentation on Consumer Protections

August 23, 2022 Presentation on Hate Crimes

April 28, 2022 Presentation on the DOJ Victims’ Services Unit

Webinar: Dialogue on Legacy of Cesar Chavez

In celebration of civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez's life and legacy, Attorney General Rob Bonta hosts a conversation with farmworker rights leaders to uplift his sacrifice, hard work and accomplishments, while also recognizing the current issues impacting farmworkers.

Webinar: Dialogue on Racial Healing Hosted by Attorney General Bonta

As part of ongoing efforts to further the goals of the National Day of Racial Healing, California Attorney General Rob Bonta leads a conversation with leaders from across California to reflect on our shared values and discuss how to heal from the impacts of racism.

Webinar: CA Resources to Address Hate Crimes

Certificate of Recognition and Program Letter Requests

The Attorney General’s Office offers certificates of recognition to individuals or organizations for milestones or commemorative events. The Attorney General’s Office also fields requests for event program letters. If you or your organization is interested in receiving a certificate of recognition or a program letter from the Attorney General’s Office please fill out the Certificate, Program Letter, and Retirement Letter Request Form. Please ensure that all details are accurate and complete.

Please note our office checks the status of charities operating in California. To check the status, go to our DOJ’s Registry of Charitable Trusts Verification Search Tool. Non-profit organizations must be in good standing when a request is considered.

Contact Information

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