The goal of the Prosecutor’s Diversity Project is to educate and inform individuals of color and minority groups about the role of the prosecutor in creating safe communities and representing victims, to encourage careers in this area of public law before law school, and to create cultural awareness that will help dispel the distrust in a criminal justice system that is charged with protecting ALL of California’s citizens.
Altering people’s attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors is at the very core of the Prosecutor’s Diversity Project. Both sides of the equation need be addressed. The cultural beliefs that lead community members away from a career with a prosecution office must be confronted. Equally, prosecution office will be enriched and more effective at relating to everyone in the community, including victims, witnesses, jurors, and other key players in the justice system.