Judge Lola Sohappy & Michael Ware are Co-Chairs!!! Dottie Garcia Nichole Maher Kristi Barrett
Over 54,000 reports filed in the study period Black families are 2-3 times more likely to be reported than they are represented in Oregon’s general population National Incidence Studies indicate that there is not greater abuse or neglect for children of color
Casey-CSSP alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare collaborates on research projects designed to help policy makers and child welfare professionals make informed decisions about their work to address disproportionality. The alliance posits that when six dimensions or “critical levers” are activated together, they will work interdependently to achieve the long term change goal of the alliance. Each of the dimensions is necessary to bring about change for children and families of color in the child welfare system, yet each one is insufficient to achieve the overall goal on its own. The six dimensions are: Must be activated TOGETHER!!! Which one(s) of the “levers” relate to the Juve Attorneys
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Safe & Equitable Foster Care Reduction in Oregon ICWA Conference: Reviving Hope Through the Circle October 2009
Safe & Equitable Foster Care Reduction in Oregon
Who is most likely to have ‘long-term foster care’ as a plan?
American Indian/Alaskan Native children are the most likely to have a plan of long term foster care
Point 8: Exit Pathway
Which children are more likely to be Adopted?
American Indian/Alaskan Native children have the highest percentage of adoptions .
Disproportionality Theories: Research Adapted from Congressional Research Service. August 2005. Race/Ethnicity and Child Welfare . More likely to come into contact with social service or other workers who notice and report maltreatment More likely to be in poor, single parent homes – risk factors for maltreatment Have less access to services that prevent placement and hasten permanency More likely to be reported and less likely to be reunified due to biased decision making Children of color