Understanding and Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in the Front End of the Child Welfare System


Racial/ethnic disproportionality in the child welfare system is a complicated social problem that is receiving increasing amounts of attention from researchers and practitioners. This review of the literature examines disproportionality in the front-end of the child welfare system and interventions that may address it. While none of the interventions had evidence suggesting that they reduced disproportionality in child welfare front-end processes, some of the interventions may improve child welfare case processes related to disproportionality and outcomes for families of color.

Osterling, K.L.
D'andrade, A.
Austin, M.J.
Publication date: 
November 5, 2008
Publication type: 
Journal Article