At The Buckeye Ranch, diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just values; they are the core of our identity and mission. We commit to fostering an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered. Together, we stand against systemic injustices and actively work towards a more equitable future for all.
While we are committed, we also understand that we serve within institutions that are known to be inequitable in their treatment – child welfare, behavioral health, education, juvenile justice, etc. We understand that, as an organization, we must commit to becoming more knowledgeable and skilled in analyzing our role in these inequities, and change our thinking and behavior if we are to impact systemic change. We commit to not being contributors to institutional racism and inequities in our day-to-day behavior and decision making.
To better serve children, youth and families, equity will be embedded in our continuous quality improvement; measuring our behavior to ensure equitable outcomes for children, youth, and families.
In addition, we are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce to better reflect and serve our client population. We will promote an organizational culture that values all people, measuring outcomes for continuous improvement.
Client outcomes to be measured would include, but are not limited to:
Our commitment to DEI is evident in our organizational policies and procedures, as part of our strategic plan, and within our organizational goals. To achieve a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, measures will include, but are not limited to: