Equal Employment Opportunity
Shalinee Hunter is the Assistant Director for the Equal Employment Opportunity Division where she is a critical partner in leading the Department’s various equity initiatives while also carrying out the Department’s overall commitment to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment, recognizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion, and treating all individuals with respect and professionalism.
Ms. Hunter has more than 15 years of experience working on a broad range of diversity initiatives, most recently as a Consultant on civil rights laws for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing where she developed educational materials and curriculum covering California’s protected classes. She has also worked as an investigator in the Equal Employment Opportunity office at California State University, Sacramento and as a Field Representative for the Board of State and Community Corrections for over ten years. At the Board of State and Community Corrections, she conducted compliance monitoring of state and federal laws related to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Ms. Hunter was also a two-term national Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator. This was an elected position by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, that represents states on racial and ethnic disparity issues across the country.
Ms. Hunter completed two Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Certificate Programs. Her capstone project in 2008 resulted in the development and funding of a statewide School to Prison Pipeline implicit bias training program that remains a model for addressing disparate treatment and outcomes for youth of color. In 2013, Ms. Hunter was awarded the Courageous Leadership award from W. Haywood Burns Institute for moving the justice continuum of California forward. Ms. Hunter received her Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School in 2018.