This report utilizes data pulled from a national study to analyze a very specific population: Children who remained in their homes after an initial maltreatment investigation. Statistics on substantiated allegations and eventual out-of-home placements show where racial and ethnic differences do — and do not — exist when these families are re-investigated for child maltreatment. 

October 24, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    About the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being.

  2. 2

    What factors impact the success of child welfare service plans.

  3. 3

    The role of race and ethnicity in child welfare placement decisions.

  4. 4

    The role of race and ethnicity in recurrent maltreatment cases.

Key Takeaway

Most reviews of racial inequity involve children placed in foster care. This one? It’s different

This paper presents findings from a national study on investigated child maltreatment cases. Its focal population—3,900 youth who didn’t get routed to foster care but remained at home following an initial investigation—represents an understudied, at-risk group of children.  

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations