This webinar will explore Effective Intervention as a vehicle to address the pervasive overrepresentation of African American, Hispanic, and Native American children at the intersection of child maltreatment and domestic violence. While the Initiative promoted collaboration amongst all stakeholders, it failed to address the decades-old dynamics of the overrepresentation of children of color in the child welfare system. Today, the Initiative’s principles provide child welfare agencies, domestic violence advocates and the courts a second opportunity to structure a more informed approach to addressing disproportionality at the intersection of child maltreatment and domestic violence while promoting safety, permanency and family well-being through the engagement of children, families and their communities.
Speakers are co-authors of the article: The Greenbook and the Overrepresentation of African American, Hispanic, and Native American Families in the Child Welfare System:
Hon. Anne McKeig, a descendant of the White Earth Nation, is the first American Indian in the U.S. to sit on any state’s highest court as a Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Hon. Karen A. Howze (Ret.) serves as Judge-in-Residence for the NCJFCJ, retired from the District of Columbia Superior Court in 2015.