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. 

June 2, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    How kids of color are represented and treated in child welfare systems at the national, state and county levels.

  2. 2

    How this study on racial equity was conducted.

  3. 3

    What race/ethnicity is being discriminated against the most in the child welfare system.

  4. 4

    How national-, state- and county-level data differ in racial disparities.

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. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations