Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
Over the last year, the State Coastal Conservancy has developed draft Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Guidelines to articulate guiding principles about our agency’s role in promoting equity, inclusion and diversity and addressing environmental justice.
The Draft JEDI Guidelines can be found here.
The JEDI Guidelines are intended to provide an overarching framework for the ongoing work of Conservancy staff through a public-facing document adopted by the Conservancy board. The State Coastal Conservancy JEDI Guidelines in Action summarizes ongoing and potential future actions that the Conservancy staff and board has undertaken or can undertake to implement the JEDI Guidelines. This list of actions will grow and evolve over time and is intended to capture the specific actions we can take to realize the broader intentions of the JEDI Guidelines.
The draft guidelines were informed by an online survey of people working in Environmental Justice to get their perspectives on which priorities are most important for the guidelines to encompass, and a series of targeted interviews and focus groups throughout the state to obtain more in-depth feedback. A synthesis of the survey results can be found here, and reports prepared by each of the focus groups’ moderators can be found here.
The Draft Guidelines were presented to the Conservancy Board in December 2019. A memo that was presented to the Conservancy Board at that meeting on the process of developing the guidelines can be found here.
A one-hour webinar on the draft guidelines was held on January 30, 2020. A recording of the webinar can be found here.
A public workshop on the guidelines was held in Oxnard on February 2, 2020. Notes from that workshop can be found here.
We conducted a public comment period from December 2019 through April 17, 2020. We are very thankful for the comments that were sent in and are in the process of updating the JEDI Guidelines to reflect feedback we received in writing and at meetings. We hope to bring the JEDI Guidelines to the September 3, 2020 board meeting for adoption.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email JEDI@scc.ca.gov.
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Draft Guidelines
- Appendix A. State Coastal Conservancy JEDI Guidelines in Action
- Appendix B. Reports from Focus Groups
- Appendix C. Synthesis of Survey Results
- December 2019 Board Memo regarding Draft Guidelines
- Recording of January 2020 Webinar
- Notes from February 2020 Public Workshop
- Frequently Asked Questions on the JEDI Guidelines
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