DA Schubert Joins Statewide Recruitment Campaign to Bring Diversity to Prosecutors’ Offices
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert joins theCalifornia District Attorneys Association (CDAA) Foundation’s campaign aimed at encouraging young people from all backgrounds to consider becoming prosecutors – fostering greater diversity in district attorney’s offices throughout the state.
The project was the idea of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who recognized the need for prosecutorial offices to reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.
A new website, https://www.californiaprosecutors.org/, features testimonials from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and deputy district attorneys from Sacramento County and across the state about why they chose their careers. The site also provides tools and resources for those considering a legal career or who currently are attending law school. It includes information on law schools, minority prosecutor associations, internships and jobs.
For the past 14 years, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has invited law school students from all backgrounds to meet members of the office and learn about a career as a prosecutor. The office’s hiring committee also visits law schools throughout the state with the goal to recruit attorneys that represent the diverse Sacramento community.
DA Anne Marie Schubert also believes that to increase diversity among future prosecutors, we need to reach youth at an early age and help them start on a career path.
“Our Youth Academies, Criminal Justice and Crime Lab Youth Shadow Days as well as our new Youth & Community Connect App are just some of the ways we engage with teens from diverse backgrounds across the county,” said DA Schubert. “Our goal with these programs is to build relationships with youth, and inspire them to pursue a career as a prosecutor and other professions within the criminal justice system.”
Video profiles of current Sacramento County District Attorney prosecutors, victim advocates, investigators and staff can be viewed on our office YouTube channel and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sites @SacCountyDA #SacDAProfile.