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Chibnall, Susan.;Dutch, Nicole M.;Jones-Harden, Brenda.;Brown, Annie.;Gourdine, Ruby.
This report Children of Color in the Child Welfare System: Perspectives from the Child Welfare Community is the culmination of a three-year collaboration between the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Children's Bureau, Caliber Associates and Howard University School of Social Work. It represents the joint efforts of many individuals whose commitment to this project and, more specifically, to the safety, permanency, and well being of children and families nationwide we gratefully acknowledge.
We would first like to thank Dr. Mary Bruce Webb at ACF whose expertise, support, and calm manner helped guide and reassure the team throughout this project. We also must thank Dr. Janet Griffith at Caliber Associates for her input, feedback and keen sense of humor, all of which helped move this project along. In addition, we must thank our consultant team, Clarice Walker, Gretchen Test, Mark Testa and Jestina Richardson, whose advice and expertise helped to shape this project. We must extend a special thank you to Carol Wilson Spigner who, in addition to serving on the consultant team, dared to dream that such a project was possible.
Finally, we must acknowledge the child welfare and partner agencies nationwide that participated in this study with us. This project would not have been possible without their enthusiasm, commitment, and full participation. The dedication of all of the individuals with whom we spoke was both admirable and inspiring, to us all. We only hope this report accurately portrays the experiences and dedication of these individuals and their commitment to serving vulnerable children nationwide.
To all the dedicated individuals who do this important work every day; we give you special thanks.
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