Michigan Race Equity Coalition

Families & Community
12:16 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Report: Minorities more likely to get thrown into Michigan's child welfare system

“We know that what happens to those kids in those formative years results in either stable or less stable family relationships," says Lynn Jondahl, co-chair of the Michigan Race Equity Coalition.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

A new report is raising questions about how Michigan's child welfare system treats minorities.

The report finds African-Americans, Latinos, and Native American children are more likely than white children to be removed from their homes.  

Minorities are also twice as likely to age out of the foster care system as whites.

Former State Rep. Lynn Jondahl is one of the co-chairs of the Michigan Race Equity Coalition.  

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