Places to Watch
Promising Practices to Address Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare
December 2006

A new publication from the Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare highlights the work of ten jurisdictions that are committed to reducing racial disproportionality and disparity in their child welfare systems. The report documents strategies, activities, and trends emerging in the cities, states, and counties represented. While there are unique aspects to each jurisdiction’s work, there are also several common themes, which suggests a trajectory for how child welfare agencies are choosing to address the issue of racial equity. The ten jurisdictions covered are:

  • San Francisco, California
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Ramsey County, Minnesota
  • Guilford County, North Carolina
  • Wake County, North Carolina
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • King County, Washington

The Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare is a partnership of Casey Family Programs, Annie E. Casey, Casey Family Services, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy.