CCWA - Goals, History, and Mission Statement
Chicano Correctional Workers Association, CCWA was formed in
by California Department of Corrections Hispanic employees,
who were concerned about under-representation of Latinos
within the Department.
dedicated itself to being an advocate for equal representation
of Hispanics as well as the pursuit of upward mobility
from it's inception until the present.
has grown into an organization with a combined force
of over 30 chapters and a membership total of more than
the years, CCWA has established itself as a General Non-Profit
Corporation, registered within the Department of Personnel
Administration as a "Bona Fide Employee Association" and
the California State Personnel Board as a "Professional
continues to enjoy a good working relationship with the
Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA) , California
Department of Corrections (CDC), Equal Employment Opportunity
Office (EEO) as well as government representatives and
officials. Emphasizing cooperative regular meetings with
Agency, the Department, and other government officials
ensures positive dialogue in resolving common issues
order to continue to represent the motto of "Somos Familia"
(We are Family), CCWA has for many years been open to all ethnic
groups and welcomes all persons.
who believe in equality, justice and upward mobility
for all qualified and well prepared persons regardless
of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin,
political affiliation, ancestry, marital status, sexual
orientation and disability are CCWA member material.
this end, CCWA and it's members continue to lobby and
advocate for better training and more opportunities for
employees in the California Department of Corrections.
has been and continues to be the fastest growing organization
in State service. The organization has sponsored annual
training conferences, workshops and seminars to expand
the knowledge, skills and professionalism of Hispanics
and others in the Criminal Justice System.
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