“Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare” Issue Brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway

Research has consistently shown that certain racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans and Native Americans, are overrepresented in the U.S. child welfare system. The child welfare field has moved from acknowledging the issue to formulating and implementing solutions. Child Welfare Information Gateway recently updated the issue brief Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare that delves into the prevalence of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in child welfare, reviews the latest literature on the topic, and highlights current State and local initiatives to address disproportionality.