Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Racial Disproportionality in Wisconsin’s Child Welfare System

This report examines disproportionality of African American and American Indian children in Wisconsin's child welfare system. The authors review data, research on theories of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system and efforts by organizations and jurisdictions around the country to reduce disproportionality. The report features promising practices that include further analysis of child welfare data, creation of an action committee, and development of an action plan.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Karen Holden in Spring 2009
  • Author(s): Alison Bowman, Laura Hofer, Collin O’Rourke, and Lindsay Read
  • Client Name: the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families