NPR story on Native American youth in foster care and NCJFCJ’s disproportionality scores report

November 4, 2011

On October 25, 2011, NPR released a report entitled “Incentives and Cultural Bias Fuel Foster System,” which focused on the disproportionate number of Native American youth in the South Dakota foster care system. According to the report, Native American children represent more than 50% of the foster care population but only 15% of South Dakota’s population. NPR relied on information for its story from a National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ report entitled Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care. NPR utilized an interactive map of Native American disproportionality in the US from the NCJFCJ report. To access the map, click here. To access the NCJFCJ report on disproportionality rates, click here .

The full NPR article can be found here.


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