CAP

Conference

Austin Hall

 Race and Child Welfare:
Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination:
Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options

Working Conference at Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
January 28 - 29, 2011

New:  

Elizabeth Bartholet, Fred Wulczyn, Richard P. Barth, and Cindy Lederman co-authored a paper summarizing their views on the Conference’s significance in a Chapin Hall Issue Brief, “Race & Child Welfare," published June, 2011.

Bartholet, “Race & Child Welfare: Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination: Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options,” July 2011.  

Conference Sponsors and Participating Organizations

Sponsor: 

Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program

Affiliate Sponsor: 

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Participating Organizations: 

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Conference Description

This invitation-only conference is designed to bring together the major research and policy players in child welfare to consider the latest and most meaningful research on race and the child welfare system, and to discuss the implications of this research for appropriate policy directions in the future.  The general idea is to advance the best thinking on the issues, and to encourage rational application of  the best research and understanding to guide policy.

Conference Invitees & Participants

This conference is by invitation only.  To maximize the opportunity for meaningful dialogue, we are limiting the conference group to important stakeholders and others with key expertise including researchers, policy-makers, legislators, judges, legal and other academics, and child welfare administrators.  For the full list of participants, click here.

Conference Agenda

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Speaker Biographies

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Conference-Related Materials

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Conference Video Recording

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Conference Press

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Contact Information

Elizabeth Bartholet
Morris Wasserstein Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program
Harvard Law School
ebarthol@law.harvard.edu
617-495-3128 (tel)
Jessica Budnitz
Lecturer on Law
Managing Director, Child Advocacy Program
Harvard Law School
jbudnitz@law.harvard.edu
617-496-1684 (tel)
 

 

 

 


 

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