Policy Advocacy Brief
Issue Statement/Executive Summary
Despite awareness of the disparities in our child protection system for African American children and their families, including increased removal from parental care and placement in non-family foster care, Minnesota has failed to take action to remedy this inequity. Adoption of the provisions in the African American Family Preservation Act is an essential first step toward creating an equitable and accountable child welfare system for African American children and their families.
Kamm, A., Krein,Q., Simon, L., & Wolff, K. (2020). Achieving equity for African American children and families in Minnesota's child welfare system: Keeping families together. MSW Program Policy Briefs, Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/msw-student-policy-advocacy-briefs/25