Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

This issue brief explores the prevalence of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system and 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. (2016)