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.

Save The Date

The State Advisory Council on Refugee Services and Assistance (SAC) Quarterly Meeting will be in person on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM.  Seating is limited so it will be on a first come, first basis!

Please register for the meeting using this link:

There will be free parking available in the 6 story parking structure east of the 5520 building.  You must park in an unmarked space, located on the 2nd - 5th floors.

Location:  County of San Diego County Operations Center
       (No food or drinks allowed inside meeting room.)
                   A.M. session:  Room # 5520, 5520 Overland Avenue
                   P.M. session:  Room # 171, 5560 Overland Avenue

Topics:  Understanding & Assessing Medical & Mental Health Resources Made Available
               to Asylum Seekers, Asylees, Refugees and other Displaced Population

Teleconference is available: 888-808-6929 PARTICIPANT CODE:  1476437

Please forward this information to those who are interested.  If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kocher, RPB, at or 916-654-7327.

Note:  Some of the links below are information in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).  Please see Tips for Using Adobe PDF Files for details.

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