SMRLS Racial Justice Committee

The Racial Justice Committee is a part of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and serves to welcome all clients, encourages and supports a diverse staff, and advocates effectively to eliminate barriers for persons of color and to ensure their equal access to and fair treatment by SMRLS and the legal system.

Anti-Racism Committee Charge


The committee's charge is to help SMRLS move along the continuum of becoming an anti-racist organization by:

• Recommending a SMRLS anti-racism policy to senior leadership and the board of directors;

• Developing a method to monitor and report on SMRLS activities challenging racism in the wider community;

• Locating training opportunities for staff so that everyone in the program can attend at least one training per year that will help move this initiative forward.

More Information:


2017 Report to the Community

2016 Report to the Community

2015 Report to the Community

Committee Members

News and Events

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Jocylyn Poehler


Al Harris 


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