This issue brief explores the prevalence of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system. It also describes strategies that can assist child welfare administrators, program managers, and policymakers with addressing these issues in general and at specific decision points in the child welfare process (e.g., prevention, reporting, investigation, service provision, out-of-home care, permanency). Examples of State and local initiatives that address disproportionality also are highlighted.
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Publication Date: 2016
Topic(s): Foster Youth, Race Equity
Resource Type: Issue Brief
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
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