NACC Webinar: Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare-to-Prison Pipeline
This webinar is hosted by National Association of Counsel for Children
The child welfare-to-prison pipeline describes the systems that funnel youth from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system. The child welfare system often targets and disproportionately surveils black and brown families – largely those living in poverty and dealing with the challenges of mental health, substance use, and over-policing by the criminal legal system. Often, rather than supporting these families, the focus is on simply removing children from their homes, where they can be exposed to even greater trauma, neglect, and instability than they faced while living with their families. This webinar will stress the importance of strengthening community resources and preventing family disintegration as a tool to end the child welfare-to-prison pipeline.