Disparities

Reducing Disparities in Child Welfare, Health Care, and Education

The NRCFCP has a long history of research and evaluation, technical assistance, training and community efforts to reduce disparities in health, child welfare, education and juvenile justice systems. Recent work includes analyses of data on home visitation services and their impact on reducing health disparities, implementation of Wraparound for African American Adolescents and Latino Youth and Children in South Santa Clara County, California and Des Moines, Iowa. Significant research, evaluation, technical assistance and community social work has been conducted in the area of reducing disproportionality in the closely connected systems of juvenile justice and child welfare.

The Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Resource Center, coordinated by Brad Richardson, Ph.D., serves to assist efforts to reduce disproportionality and over-representation of minority youth and children in the juvenile justice, child welfare and related systems by providing evaluation, data analysis, information, training and technical assistance.  For more information about the center, click here.