Agencies Tasked With Helping Kids With Disabilities Spend Far More On White Clients
The problem is not new, but efforts to rectify it have not panned out.
For Disabled California Kids Receiving Public Services, Who You Are Affects How Much You Get
The state agencies charged with providing services for Californian kids with developmental disabilities spend far more on their white clients than they do on black and Latino children, according to a new report from the legal advocacy group Public Counsel. At the 19 of the state's 21 agencies, known as "regional centers," officials authorized less spending for their Latino students than their white ones. (Guzman-Lopez, 5/23)
In other news —
A Simulation That Tests How Child Welfare Programs Work In The Real World
A swath of reforms could save the country's child welfare systems some $12 billion, according to a new report by the nonprofit RAND Corporation. The think tank, based in Santa Monica, built a model using data from 24 million children born between 2010 and 2014. With it, they simulated how investments in various types of programs could impact child welfare outcomes. (Palta, 5/23)