Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2021
This issue brief explores the prevalence of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system. It also describes strategies that can help child welfare administrators, program managers, and policymakers examine 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 consider disproportionality also are highlighted.
Topic(s): Advancing Equity in Access to Care
Section: Policy and Practice Resources