Office of Community Awareness, Response and Engagement (CARE)

AG Access Justice Message

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.


Demystifying the DOJ Presentation Series

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. Please view our archive of past presentations.

Upcoming Presentation

Please join us for our next presentation on August 23rd from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM to learn about hate crimes in California, and our ongoing efforts to address it statewide. Experts from the DOJ will share findings and statistical highlights from our recently released annual 2021 Hate Crimes Report, information on what constitutes a hate crimes, and the responsibilities of CA DOJ and law enforcement agencies regarding hate crime incidents. Please click here to register for this virtual presentation.

August 2022 Demystifying Hate Crime

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Archive of Past Presentations