SFY18 Disproportionality Across the CT Child Protection System by CT DCF Area Office [Connecticut].
Connecticut. Department of Children and Families. Bureau of Continuous Quality Management. Office for Research and Evaluation.
Published: September 21, 2018
Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Central Office 505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-550-6300 866-637-4737 (Ombudsman)
This report presents State Fiscal Year 2018 data depicting the race/ethnicity distribution of child welfare populations along with the general child population in Connecticut. The data is shown in a chart that outlines the percentage of the populations that each racial category comprise and expresses how these percentages differ with regard to each level of child welfare involvement. The data show that while non-Hispanic African Americans are 10.8% of the population, they represent 21% of children in foster care and 22.9% of children in congregate care; and Hispanic children represent 19.5% of the population, however, they represent 33.4% of children in foster care and 34.9% of children in congregate care. Additional data show the disparities between the total child population and children referred through Child Protective Services or Family Assessment Responses during State Fiscal Year 2018, substantiated cases, cases opened for services, and children entering foster care.
Connecticut; racial disproportionality; statistics; data analysis; African Americans; Hispanics; foster children; referral; group homes; substantiated reports