There are many opportunities to contribute to this effort. Leaders of color who speak out in support of these efforts are making powerful statements to children and families in the child welfare system and to their communities. Partnerships with the Alabama-Coushatta, Ysleta del Sur Pubelo, and Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas are ongoing. Building awareness and responsiveness in communities across Texas is an important aspect of finding solutions to disproportionality.
Department of Family and Protective Services Reports
- Disproportionality Report, Fiscal Year 2017 (August 31, 2018)
- Disproportionality in Child Protective Services: Updated Results of Statewide Reform Efforts (August 1, 2011)
- Disproportionality in Child Protective Services: The Preliminary Results of Statewide Reform Efforts in Texas (March 25, 2010)
- Disproportionality in Child Protective Services: Policy Evaluation and Remediation (July 1, 2006)
- Disproportionality in Child Protective Services: Statewide Reform Effort Begins With Examination of the Problem (January 2, 2006)
- Out of the Shadows: Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare through Cross-System Collaboration
- Institute for Family and Child Well Being: This website links to several resources about racial disproportionality in child welfare.
- Minnesota Department of Human Services: This state agency also has many interesting programs aimed at reducing disproportionality.
- CPS Business Plan Fiscal Year 2018
- CPS Business Plan Fiscal Year 2017
- People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: This agency provides anti-racist training to communities and organizations.