The Alliance for Racial Equity provides national leadership in support of improved outcomes for children and families of color involved with the nation’s child welfare systems. Since our start in 2004, we have developed a network of child welfare and juvenile justice administrators, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and constituents who are directly impacted by structural and institutional biases.
We work to eradicate systemic bias and inequity in all intervening public systems through a coordinated effort with our partners. This work is achieved by:
Sharing information and knowledge about barriers and successes with stakeholders in the field.
Providing data and analysis to the field relevant for local and national action to promote racial equity.
Creating resources, like inSIGHT: A Workshop on Implicit Racial Bias for Child Protection (our curriculum on implicit racial bias), for frontline staff working directly with young people and our Institutional Analysis (a diagnostic process to reveal and address the disconnect between what a child or youth and their family need to be safe, and how institutions are organized to act.