DRW’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals

  1. Accessibility
    Constituents, employees, and volunteers will report that facilities, services, meetings, documents and events are accessible to their full extent in DRW work and activities.
  2. Accommodation
    Constituents, employees, and volunteers will receive the accommodations they need for full inclusion in DRW work and activities. DRW will be responsive to individual’s requests for accommodations in DRW work, meetings, and events.
  3. Advocacy Services
    Beneficiaries of DRW’s advocacy will demonstrably reflect or exceed the racial, ethnic, disability diversity found in Washington communities.
  4. Board and Advisory Council Diversity
    DRW’s Board and advisory councils will demonstrably reflect or exceed the racial, ethnic, and disability diversity found within Washington by the end of 2019.
  5. Communications and Outreach
    How we present DRW to the public will reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  6. DEI Friendly Procurement
    DRW procurement practices will prioritize doing business with individuals and entities committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  7. Fair Employment Practices
    Constituents, employees, and volunteers will report employment practices being fair, transparent, and consistent with DRW’s vision and values for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  8. Hiring and Retention
    DRW’s workforce will demonstrably reflect or exceed the racial, ethnic, and disability diversity found within Washington by the end of 2020.
  9. Job Promotions
    Employees in supervisory and/or director positions will demonstrably reflect or exceed the racial, ethnic, and disability diversity found within Washington by the end of 2020.
  10. Public, Data Driven Accountability
    DRW will have a comprehensive, up-to-date Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan with performance measures. This will include systematic collection, disaggregation, and publication of data and a customized means for self-assessment. This Plan will be updated regularly and monitored for efficacy.
  11. Training
    Employees and volunteers will report receiving the training and resources necessary for performing their roles in DRW’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. This training will occur at hiring and on a recurring schedule afterwards.
  12. Work Environment
    Constituents, employees, and volunteers will report a safe, respectful, and inclusive work environment conducive to diverse people working successfully and cooperatively together. DRW work environment will be trauma-informed and foster cultural reciprocity.
  13. Trauma-Informed Services and Cultural Reciprocity
    Staff of DRW will make every effort to understand, accept, and use constituent’s cultural beliefs as well as personal and historical trauma to inform their work. 

Find DRW’s complete DEI statement here.