Kern County is Subject of State DOJ Probe

The California Department of Justice has launched an investigation into alleged discrimination and civil rights violations pertaining to contracting and employment practices in Kern County, 23ABC has learned. Kern County Counsel Margo Raison confirmed the probe and vowed to cooperate fully.

“We are confident the practices of the county are in keeping with all federal and state laws and regulations and anticipate the investigation will so conclude,” she said.

A five-page document obtained by 23ABC seeks to preserve any documents related to the following:

  • Building Healthy Communities
  • Transitional Youth Mobilizing for Change
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Faith in the Valley
  • Cultiva Salud
  • Lideres Campesinas
  • Jakarta Movement
  • All of Us or None
  • Unidad Polpula Benito Juarez
  • Vision y Compriso
  • South Kern Sol