Harris County DA Hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast at SERJobs

by | Oct 11, 2019 | Events, Media, News

On October 11th, members of the Houston community arrived at SERJobs for a special breakfast hosted by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. DAO staff members from Special Crimes, Special Victims Bureau, Human Resources, Professional Integrity, and Victim Services Departments joined Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney, in outlining the work the DOA is doing to serve Houston’s Hispanic community.

SERJobs, stemming from a League of United Latin American Citizens project, was the perfect backdrop to host this incredible event. District Attorney Ogg pointed to the synergy in the room perfectly by mentioning that the work at SERJobs “is public safety. When people have jobs to protect their families, they are far less likely to engage in criminal activities.”

Ultimately, the DOA called on the Hispanic community to celebrate the administrations various efforts to be more empathetic and inclusive of the way Hispanic individuals are treated in their system internally, like by actively hiring bilingual staff, and externally, through initiatives that are “changing the face of the way investigations occur,” according to Johna Stallings with the Special Victims Bureau.

Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to celebrate the diversity behind Hispanic culture and to examine the interconnectivity behind our society’s institutions in advancing the prosperity of Hispanic Americans. SERJobs and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office understand this mission and are up to the task.