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.

Sent on Behalf of Jose Serrano, SAC Chairperson

Dear SAC Members and Refugee Stakeholders,

The State Advisory Council on Refugee Assistance and Services (SAC) Quarterly Meeting will be a Zoom meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM.

9/10/20 Meeting Agenda

Register for the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 986 7525 0009
Password: 816112

Dial by your local number:
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Please forward this information to those who are interested. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kocher, RPB, at or 916-767-7125.


Jose A. Serrano,
SAC Chairperson
Associate Director of Immigration & Outreach
Senior Immigration Services Specialist
DOJ Fully Accredited Representative, World Relief Southern California

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