THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY PRESERVATION ACT
Fighting racial disparities. Saving families.
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The mission of this website is to raise awareness of racial disparities in our child protection and child welfare systems – disparities that are tearing families apart and setting the stage for trauma and failure to thrive for African American families in Minnesota. This website serves as an information hub, as well as action center around the AAFPA Bill. Please join our mailing list to get involved!
This website is run by Village Arms, founded by Kelis Houston. Click here to find out more about Village Arms.
African American children are removed from home at much higher rates than white children facing the same issues. At every contact point of our child welfare system, racial disparities and bias exists – from reporting, to the way African American families receive or don't receive services, placement quality and termination of parental rights. Learn more, then join us in making change for families by completing the subscription form at the bottom of the page.
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