Diverse Communities Initiative
State attorneys general around the country today carry out their law enforcement mandates for an increasingly diverse population. The regulatory and enforcement challenges inherent in working with diverse populations can only be addressed through an informed, innovative, and nuanced approach.
To meet these challenges, the Diverse Communities Initiative was launched in 2016 at the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School. Now under the auspices of the American Constitution Society (ACS), this Initiative is a comprehensive capacity building effort assisting state attorneys general offices in addressing issues facing immigrant populations within their states. StateAG.org is proud to partner with ACS in continuing these important efforts.
This Initiative is undertaking a systematic step-by-step approach that will 1) identify state attorneys general offices with a proven record of successfully working on issues impacting diverse communities within their state; 2) build on and share their experiences with state attorneys general offices that do not have established practices in place; and 3) from these efforts, develop a set of best practices that could easily be implemented in a bipartisan manner by state attorneys general across the country.