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And Justice for All

Delaware Civil Rights Committee

DE CRAC Mission Statement

To provide services to all people in a manner that improves their understanding of USDA programs and services, increases their participation in USDA programs, and encourages them to participate in resource planning and the decision-making process.

This will be accomplished by:

  • Providing information on USDA programs and services to all groups
  • Gaining the trust and acceptance of underserved individuals and groups
  • Assisting underserved individuals and groups with identifying their natural resource concerns. Providing them with technical and financial assistance available from USDA, partners, and other agencies or organizations that would help them improve their land and/or communities
  • Providing assistance in understanding programs, how to use programs, and completing forms
  • Developing partnerships to assist with reaching underserved customers

Policy:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Charlotte Baker

Ethics Officer/Civil Rights Chair

Bianca Soto

Civil Rights Vice Chair

Civil Rights Committee Directory

Name Position Phone Number Email
Emily Palmer
Asian American/Pacific Islander Program Manager (AI/PIPM)
Jayme Arthurs
American Indian/Alaska Native Program (AI/ANPM)
Lindsey Brown
Black Emphasis Program Manager (BEPM)
Heather Beavens
Federal Women's Program Manager (FEPM)
Ann Baldwin
Disability Emphasis Program Manager (DEPM)
Kyle Hearn
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Program Manager (LGBTPM)
Nicholas Adams
Verteran's Emphasis Program Manager (VEPM)
Joshua Roosa
Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager (HEPM)

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