• June 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 5

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Racial Disproportionality Conference Materials

“Race and Child Welfare: Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination: Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options” was the theme of a conference held at Harvard Law School in January 2011. The sponsoring and participating organizations included the Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the National Court Appointed Special Advocates.

The invitation-only conference brought together researchers, judges, advocates, and policymakers to consider the latest research on race and the child welfare system, focusing on the issue of racial disproportionality, to discuss implications for policymaking and best practices. Sessions examined child welfare entry and exit issues, including differences in removal rates and permanency options for different populations of children.

Papers and presentations from the conference are posted on the conference website:


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