Strategic Equity Officer
Brandi-Janai Carter joined the agency in 2015 as a staff attorney. She was promoted to deputy chief counsel in 2019, and then to chief equity and inclusion officer in May 2022. She is now tasked with assessing DCS programs, services and policies for barriers that may impede equity. Carter has a law degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with minor in philosophy from Chicago State University.