The Alliance for Children’s Rights, joined by the Children's Law Center of California, Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, and UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, hosted a virtual policy summit bringing together a diverse group of practitioners, advocates, and people with lived experience to consider racial inequities in the child welfare system.
The policy summit focused on a draft report including a set of policy recommendations to support and empower the children, families, and communities served by the system. Summit attendees participated in facilitated breakout sessions to provide feedback on the draft policy recommendations.
Additional Summit Resources:
- AB 260 (Stone) — Limiting Hidden Foster Care and Better Supporting Dependency Guardianships
- UCLA Pritzker Three Part Series — Eradicating Racism and Bias in Foster Care: Dr. Jessica Pryce
- Jessica Pryce — The Case for Race-Blind Foster Care Removal Decisions
- Jessica Pryce, Wonhyung Lee, Elizabeth Crowe, Daejun Park, Mary McCarthy & Greg Owens — A Case Study in Public Child Welfare: County-level Practices that Address Racial Disparity in Foster Care Placement
- Kimberly Bundy-Fazioli, Katharine Briar-Lawson, and Eric R. Hardiman — A Qualitative Examination of Power between Child Welfare Workers and Parents
- Erica Sugrue, Ph.D., LICSW — Evidence Base for Avoiding Family Separation in Child Welfare Practice
- Christina White — Federally Mandated Destruction of the Black Family: The Adoption and Safe Families