• July/August 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 6

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Reducing Racially Disparate Outcomes in Child Welfare

The Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare at the Center for the Study of Social Policy conducted a study that highlighted the how effective policy and practice strategies can contribute to racial equity with children and families in the child welfare system. The report provides profiles of the disparity-reduction efforts underway in various States and localities across the country and how these efforts relate to seven strategic categories:

  • The use of legislative and executive mandates
  • Improving operational structures within child welfare agencies
  • Strategic data development and analysis
  • Workforce development, training, and capacity building
  • Developing and strengthening partnerships
  • Engagement with Tribal governments and community partners
  • Community engagement strategies

The report includes a discussion of lessons learned and reflections and recommendations for eliminating racial disproportionalities and disparities within the child welfare system. Download Strategies to Reduce Racially Disparate Outcomes in Child Welfare from the Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare website at http://www.cssp.org/publications/child-welfare/alliance/Strategies-to-Reduce-Racially-Disparate-Outcomes-in-Child-Welfare-March-2015.pdf (3 MB)

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