Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care, 2011

May 1, 2011

The NCJFCJ recently released a Technical Assistance Bulletin which identifies the disproportionality rates for all states and select Model Courts across the country. Utilizing 2009 Adoption and Foster Care Reporting System (AFCARS) and 2010 census data, the Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin provides the most current estimates of racial disproportionality. The Bulletin discusses how disproportionality can be measured and illustrates disproportionality rates across the U.S. for African American, Native American and Hispanic/Latino children.