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About DESJ

Our services

Core values

Systems transformation

Address the root causes of multi-generational crisis and shift agency and power back to the hands of our most marginalized communities.

Authentic community engagement

Policies, strategies, and processes should be informed by communities most affected by inequities in our community.

Mutually beneficial partnerships

Partnerships move at the speed of trust and should benefit all groups, with clear conversations about expectations and power.

Data-driven decision-making

Policies, programs, and strategies should be informed by data and be responsive to those affected by inequities in our communities.

Accessibility and accountability

Information, services, strategy-setting, and decision-making should be clear, transparent, accessible, and allow for engagement of all stakeholders in the county and our diverse community regardless of language or disability.

Holding complex, intersectional identities

Invitations and pathways must ensure a broad range of voices, especially those with intersectional marginalized identities and deeply systems-impacted experiences.

Our staff

Maribel Martinez, Program Manager III

Maribel Martinez

Program Manager III
[email protected]
(408) 678-1439

Pronouns: Any/All Pronouns

Maggi Jimenez - Senior Management Analyst

Maggi Jimenez

Sr. Management Analyst
[email protected]
(408) 772-5691

Pronouns: She/They

Samuel Torres - Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist

Samuel Torres

Sr. Research and Evaluation Specialist
[email protected]

Pronouns: He/Him