Unsuccessful In-Home Child Welfare Service Plans Following a Maltreatment Investigation

Racial and Ethnic Differences

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

October 24, 2007

Summary

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. 

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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.  

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