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.

Open Public Seats

Dear Stakeholders,

The State Advisory Council-Open Public Seat position posted on October 19, 2021 is now closed. Please check back on this page for future open positions.

Save the Date

Dear SAC Members and Refugee Stakeholders,

The State Advisory Council on Refugee Assistance and Services (SAC) September Quarterly Meeting will be a Zoom meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Agenda for the meeting.
Location:  Please REGISTER to receive the meeting details.  Attendance is limited to 100 participants. 

Presentation slides from the SAC Quarterly Meeting - September 9, 2021

You are invited to share this information with those who are interested.  Please be advised that the meeting will be recorded. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kocher, RPB, at or 916-767-7125.

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