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:

2019 Report to the Community

2018 Report to the Community

2018 Report to the Community (Español)

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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