Project Description

Child Welfare & Racial Equity

Blind Removals

On July 14, 2021, the LA County Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Children and Family Services to pilot blind removals. The UCLA Pritzker Center was selected to evaluate the pilot. The pilot is expected to begin in 2022. Updates will be shared as we have them.

Courageous Conversations

The Foster Together Network has selected the UCLA Pritzker Center to support and evaluate its Courageous Conversations project. Through a series of focus groups, this study will issue a report in late spring with the following objectives in mind:  

    •  Increased understanding of experiences, attitudes, and perceptions related to providing care for Black foster youth;
    • Increased understanding of experiences, attitudes, and perceptions related to facilitating reunification among Black families;
    • Increased understanding of experiences, attitudes, and perceptions related to receiving foster care services as a Black youth and biological parent(s); and,
    • Increased understanding of caregiver training and support needs related to the care of Black foster youth.
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