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!

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African-American children are placed in out of home care at a much higher rates than white children in Minnesota, for the same issues. At every contact point of our child welfare system, racial disparities and bias are at play – from reporting, to the way African American families receive or don't receive services, to placement quality and termination of rights. Learn the facts, then join us in making change for families! To join the work, fill in your info in the subscribe form at the bottom of the page.

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