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.
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).
|January 16, 2024
Recording: Attorney General Bonta Leads Discussion on Efforts to Further Goals of the National Day of Racial Healing
|November 15, 2023
|Demystifying the DOJ: Housing
|August 16, 2023
|Demystifying the DOJ: Office of Gun Violence Prevention
|May 17, 2023
|Demystifying the DOJ: Re-Entry
|April 17, 2023
|Recording: Dialogue on Legacy of Cesar Chavez
|February 24, 2023
|Recording: Dialogue on Racial Healing Hosted by Attorney General Bonta
|February 15, 2023
|Demystifying the DOJ: Reproductive Rights
|October 31, 2022
Recording: CA Resources to Address Hate Crimes Webinar
|November 15, 2022
Demystifying the DOJ: Consumer Protections
|August 23, 2022
Demystifying the DOJ: Hate Crimes
|April 28, 2022
|Demystifying the DOJ: Victims’ Services Unit
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 Charities and Fundraisers' Search Tool. Non-profit organizations must be in good standing when a request is considered.
Contact CARE: firstname.lastname@example.org