Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Legal Aid’s employees are united in achieving our common goal of providing free legal assistance to low-income District residents. To achieve this mission, we embrace the individual attributes that each of us brings to the table. We recognize that every employee plays an important role in helping to accomplish our mission.
At Legal Aid, our differences help us help our clients. Recognizing, respecting, and understanding our differences will make us supportive colleagues, better listeners, and more successful advocates.
Our races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, disabilities, and religious beliefs make up who we are as a collective. Legal Aid is committed to continue evolving in this aspect by recruiting diverse talent, investing in their professional development, increasing cultural awareness, and promoting an environment that will continue to be a safe space for all.
The DEI Programming Committee is a group made up of employees across the organization who will work with the DEI Director. All of them will play a role in carrying out the DEI strategy. The primary role of the committee will be to connect DEI initiatives to a broader organization-driven, results-oriented strategy. The committee will focus its efforts on the three pillars of the DEI Program:
- Workplace Culture and Programming
- Recruiting and Retention of Staff
- DEI Training