State Advisory Council

In accordance with the Refugee Act of 1980, the California State Advisory Council (SAC) on Refugee Assistance and Services was established by the California Department of Social Services.

The SAC meets quarterly to discuss matters pertaining to refugee resettlement.  Members provide input on critical issues affecting refugees and make recommendations regarding policy decisions that are crucial to the development of cost-effective, sensitive and comprehensive refugee resettlement programs in California.  A detailed description of the SAC is provided below.

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