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CCCS Partners Identify Key Components for Advancing Racial Equity in San Mateo County 

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The CCCS Racial Equity Subcommittee continued discussions to solidify the racial equity priorities most aligned with CCCS goals:  1) Increase representation of community members with lived experience in County leadership positions; 2) Advance an action-oriented county declaration of racism as a public health crisis; 3) Fund prevention instead of punishment; and 4) Stop or limit punitive disciplinary practices for youth.  Partners are meeting to prioritize strategies to fulfill these goals such as strengthening programs and resources for local leadership development, securing economic benefits for high need communities through government procurement, and utilizing budget equity tools. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Shireen Malekafzali at smalekafzali@smcgov.org.

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