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Message ID: 9023
Date: 2011-11-18

Author:Dettlaff, Alan

Subject:Re: Measuring racism

Below are references for two articles using data from the Texas child welfare system that find evidence of racial bias in both the substantiation and removal decisions, even after controlling for risk and poverty: Dettlaff, A. J., Rivaux, S. R., Baumann, D. J., Fluke, J. D., Rycraft, J. R., & James, J. (2011). Disentangling substantiation: The influence of race, income, and risk on the substantiation decision in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1630-1637. Rivaux, S. L., James, J., Wittenstrom, K., Baumann, D., Sheets, J., Henry, J., & Jeffries, V. (2008). The intersection of race, poverty, and risk: Understanding the decision to provide services to clients and to remove children. Child Welfare, 87, 151–168. Alan J. Dettlaff Jane Addams College of Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago 1040 W. Harrison (MC 309) Chicago, IL 60607 312-996-0044 On Fri, November 18, 2011 2:06 pm, Todd McDonald wrote: > I believe the Drake articles reveal that there is no racism in the child > welare system.  The authors on the Pediatrics article are well > respected.  Anne's reference to the Bartholet reading suggests no racism > as well.  These are important findings.  Maybe Dr. Wexler would > disagree.  TM >   > > --- On Fri, 11/18/11, Anne Day wrote: > > > From: Anne Day > Subject: Re: Measuring racism > To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" > > Cc: jane.marie.marshall@gmail.com > Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:56 PM > > > > > I would also recommend looking at the literature surrounding the > Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and “The Racial Disproportionality > Movement in Child Welfare: False Facts and Dangerous Directions.” by > Elizabeht Bartholet > (http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/bartholet/RD_AZ_Final.pdf).On Fri, Nov > 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM, wrote: > > > > > I recommend starting with Prof. Dorothy Roberts’ book, Shattered Bonds: > The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Civitas Books: 2002). >   > My organization’s Issue Paper, Child Welfare and Race, has citations for > multiple studies.  It’s available online at http://bit.ly/ckKv7M >   > Some of the most important work in the field is being done by the Center > for the Study of Social Policy.  See in particular their Michigan Race > Equity Review, available here: http://bit.ly/hnJR3j >   > And while not a study, I highly recommend NPR’s recent three-part series > on the impact of child protective services on Native Americans in South > Dakota, available here: http://n.pr/uHDskg >   > Richard Wexler > Executive Director > National Coalition for Child Protection Reform > 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) > Alexandria VA 22314 > Office: (703) 212-2006 > Cell:     (703) 380-4252 > www.nccpr.org >   >   > Richard Wexler > Executive Director > National Coalition for Child Protection Reform > 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) > Alexandria VA 22314 > 703-212-2006 > www.nccpr.org >   > > In a message dated 11/18/2011 9:34:12 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, > jane.marie.marshall@gmail.com writes: > Hi all, > > Could anyone direct me toward research that has undertook measuring racism > in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system? > > Thank you, > Jane Marie Marshall > > > Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Work  > > University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign > Field Coordinator, Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project > > > > > > -- > Anne Day > anneday@sp2.upenn.edu > anne.day@temple.edu > > > Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. >

Below are references for two articles using data from the Texas child welfare system that find evidence of racial bias in both the substantiation and removal decisions, even after controlling for risk and poverty: Dettlaff, A. J., Rivaux, S. R., Baumann, D. J., Fluke, J. D., Rycraft, J. R., & James, J. (2011). Disentangling substantiation: The influence of race, income, and risk on the substantiation decision in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1630-1637. Rivaux, S. L., James, J., Wittenstrom, K., Baumann, D., Sheets, J., Henry, J., & Jeffries, V. (2008). The intersection of race, poverty, and risk: Understanding the decision to provide services to clients and to remove children. Child Welfare, 87, 151–168. Alan J. Dettlaff Jane Addams College of Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago 1040 W. Harrison (MC 309) Chicago, IL 60607 312-996-0044 On Fri, November 18, 2011 2:06 pm, Todd McDonald wrote: > I believe the Drake articles reveal that there is no racism in the child > welare system.  The authors on the Pediatrics article are well > respected.  Anne's reference to the Bartholet reading suggests no racism > as well.  These are important findings.  Maybe Dr. Wexler would > disagree.  TM >   > > --- On Fri, 11/18/11, Anne Day wrote: > > > From: Anne Day > Subject: Re: Measuring racism > To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" > > Cc: jane.marie.marshallgmail.com > Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:56 PM > > > > > I would also recommend looking at the literature surrounding the > Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and “The Racial Disproportionality > Movement in Child Welfare: False Facts and Dangerous Directions.” by > Elizabeht Bartholet > (http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/bartholet/RD_AZ_Final.pdf).On Fri, Nov > 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM, wrote: > > > > > I recommend starting with Prof. Dorothy Roberts’ book, Shattered Bonds: > The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Civitas Books: 2002). >   > My organization’s Issue Paper, Child Welfare and Race, has citations for > multiple studies.  It’s available online at http://bit.ly/ckKv7M >   > Some of the most important work in the field is being done by the Center > for the Study of Social Policy.  See in particular their Michigan Race > Equity Review, available here: http://bit.ly/hnJR3j >   > And while not a study, I highly recommend NPR’s recent three-part series > on the impact of child protective services on Native Americans in South > Dakota, available here: http://n.pr/uHDskg >   > Richard Wexler > Executive Director > National Coalition for Child Protection Reform > 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) > Alexandria VA 22314 > Office: (703) 212-2006 > Cell:     (703) 380-4252 > www.nccpr.org >   >   > Richard Wexler > Executive Director > National Coalition for Child Protection Reform > 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) > Alexandria VA 22314 > 703-212-2006 > www.nccpr.org >   > > In a message dated 11/18/2011 9:34:12 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, > jane.marie.marshallgmail.com writes: > Hi all, > > Could anyone direct me toward research that has undertook measuring racism > in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system? > > Thank you, > Jane Marie Marshall > > > Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Work  > > University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign > Field Coordinator, Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project > > > > > > -- > Anne Day > annedaysp2.upenn.edu > anne.daytemple.edu > > > Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. >