Using administrative data to monitor racial/ethnic disparities and disproportionality within child welfare agencies: process and preliminary outcomes

Johnson-Motoyama, Michelle, Moore, Terry D, Damman, Jeri L and Rudlang-Perman, Kristen (2018) Using administrative data to monitor racial/ethnic disparities and disproportionality within child welfare agencies: process and preliminary outcomes. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 12 (1). pp. 23-41. ISSN 1554-8732

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Abstract

Child welfare administrative data are increasingly used to identify racial/ethnic disproportionality and disparities at various levels of aggregation. However, child welfare agencies typically face challenges in harnessing administrative data to examine racial/ethnic disproportionality and disparities at meaningful levels of analysis due to limited resources and/or tools for reporting. This article describes the process through which a multi-state workgroup designed and developed management reports to monitor racial/ethnic disparities and disproportionality using a web-based child welfare administrative data reporting system. The article provides an overview of the process, outcome, and challenges of the group’s work with the goal of offering a starting point for discussion to others who may be seeking to monitor racial/ethnic disparities and disproportionality, regardless of their reporting system.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Advanced International Theory
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 15:12
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 09:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77734

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