An Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality & Disparity at the National, State, and County Level

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Center for the Study of Social Policy

June 3, 2007


The brief shows the efforts of the Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare to reduce disparities and the disproportionate number of children and youth of color in the custody of child welfare agencies. 

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Key Takeaway

Investigating Racia and Ethnic Disproportionality and Disparity

Black and American Indians are more likely to be investigated by child welfare than any other race/ethnicity. Whites, Asians and Hispanics are less likely to be involved in the child welfare system the deeper into the system you go.

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