Charlottesville Foster Care Study

Authors:Claibourn, Michele, LB-Univ Librarian-GeneralUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon, CharlotteUniversity of Virginia Aboagye-Nyame, BragoUniversity of Virginia Adams, HannahUniversity of Virginia Bernard, KathrynUniversity of Virginia Boyle, ConorUniversity of Virginia deButts, CharlotteHammaker, JacquelineHendel, AlexUniversity of Virginia McElroy, CarolynnUniversity of Virginia Nagpal, RishabhUniversity of Virginia Ours, CarolynPolkovnichenko, Anastasia, AS-PhysicsUniversity of Virginia Quick, SavannahUniversity of Virginia

Building on the 2018 Charlottesville Child Welfare report, this study investigates racial disproportionality – over-representation of racial groups in the child welfare system relative to their presence in the population – and racial disparity – less favorable outcomes for some racial groups compared to others – for children interacting with the Charlottesville Department of Social Services over a three year period, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. We focus here on the child as the unit of analysis, following children from referral to exit from the system, focusing especially on foster care outcomes.

Child welfare, Charlottesville, Community research
Source Citation:

Prepared by the Public Interest Data Lab for the Charlottesville Department of Social Services, Charlottesville, VA.

University of Virginia
Published Date:
September 2019

Produced by the Public Interest Data Lab: A Project of the Community Policy, Analytics, and Strategy (CommPAS) Lab, a collaboration between the University of Virginia Library's StatLab and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.