The Children’s Commission is committed to the goal of reducing racial, ethnic, and identity disproportionality and disparities in the child welfare system through development and deployment of judicial and attorney resources aimed at increasing awareness, sharing data and information, as well as best practices for confronting disproportionality and disparities systemically and locally. Commission staff is trained on the principles of equity and develop projects, training, and policies through an equity lens. The Commission recognizes the needs of all communities and promotes policies, procedures, and practices that uphold respect for the unique culture, history, race, ethnicity, gender, and other identities of children, youth, and families in the child welfare system. The Commission continues to identify opportunities to enhance judicial and attorney awareness of disproportionality issues and techniques for the reduction of disparate impacts in the child welfare system.

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