What We Work For
The Alliance boldly identifies policies and practices (both intended and unintended) that harm children and families of color and endorses policies that promote racial and ethnic equity.
Child welfare and juvenile justice systems are historically inadequate at meeting the needs of children, youth, and families of color. Despite some positive progress, these groups are overrepresented in intervening public systems and have worse outcomes as compared to their white peers. There has been a lack of vigilance in recognizing disproportionality and disparity as a problem and in creating meaningful strategies and solutions to address it.
How We Do It
The Alliance works with dedicated partners to challenge the status quo and build policies and practices that correct for disparities and promote broader racial equity.
We mobilize public system practitioners, advocates, and leaders to develop and share knowledge with the field and use this network to increase overall awareness about how public systems contribute to racial disproportionality and disparity. We create innovative solutions and promote public policies and practices that correct for disparities and promote broader racial equity. Most of all, we open the lines of communication between Alliance members and those whose work can most dramatically impact racial disparities in this country, starting a dialogue and ultimately effecting change in communities, systems, and policies.
We recognize deep systemic racial bias in this country, and, with our network of devoted partners, work together to undo past wrongs and set a course for a future where racial and ethnic equity is the norm.