Our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion of Underserved Populations
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy seeks to operate as an inclusive and multi-cultural organization, committed to eliminating discrimination and systemic barriers based on sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, language, and disability. In the spirit of community justice, and in our capacity as advocates who aspire to serve justice and eliminate discrimination, we commit ourselves to promoting equal access to justice for all members of our community. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are priorities in how we practice law and connect with our community.
We strive to reflect this commitment in our programs, policies, and practices, as well as in the conduct of our staff, board members, and volunteers. We actively work to create and maintain an organizational culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment is reflected in our policies and procedures, community partnerships and outreach, client contact, strategic planning, hiring, advancement, professional development, and program development.
Recognizing the impact of racism on the Advocacy Center’s clients and staff, we commit ourselves to:
- Ensuring our work is rooted in the communities we serve.
- Strengthening the Advocacy Center’s organizational capacity through increased racial diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Developing and applying a racial equity lens to our work in the community and with clients.
- Advancing the cause of racial justice in our client representation and policy advocacy work.
We welcome suggestions that will assist us as we work to ensure justice, equality, and harmony.