PLAN ELEMENTS: DISPROPORTIONALITY PLAN
The Disproportionality Plan defines measures to respond to data and community concerns regarding the negative conditions and outcomes disproportionately experienced along variables of race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, LGBTQ status, disability, and other variables. Development of this plan includes examining way to improve structural inequities in the service system and reduce barriers to access community services and resources.
Resources for Disproportionality and Equity
Click the links below for some resources to help define your Disproportionality Plans
This toolkit is published by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. This manual provides guidance to develop local Racial Equity Plans as well a a template for the plan. The manual also provides guidance and tools for conducting research and information gathering in preparation for developing the plan.
Data analysis can identify needs and be used to improve services and systems. But the data infrastructure may ignore the larger historical, social, and political context, and it can reinforce legacies of racist policies. This toolkit encourages centering racial equity and community voice within the context of data integration and use. By Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP).
CCORE is a community of California State government entities working together since 2018, to learn about, plan for, and implement activities that embed racial equity approaches into institutional culture, policies, and practices. CCORE implements a commitment by the Health in All Policies Task Force to increase the capacity of State government to advance health and racial equity.
Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion within your Organization
One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this action plan provide a clear framework for this work and demonstrate how a race equity lens can be adopted by organizations that work directly with systems and communities.
The Center for the Study of Social Policy uses an anti-racist intersectional frame to ensure that all our work grapples with oppression and power. The frame is a conceptual tool that we use to examine the power held by institutions and systems as well as the oppression that Black, Indigenous, and people of color face. The frame also provides a guiding approach for working with and in communities to create a more just and equitable society. See also the CSSP webinar on Applying the Anti-racist Intersectional Frame which includes a discussion on opportunities to apply the frame to Strengthening Families work in programs, communities, and systems.
Dr. Jessica Pryce highlights the history, data, historical, and present-day practices of a well-intentioned system that traumatizes the children, families, and communities it is meant to serve. Dr. Pryce discusses the intergenerational trauma of minority families, the four dimensions of racism and how they each are manifested within the child welfare system, and the need for reform. This Strategies webinar is presented by Dr. Jessica Pryce, Assistance Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University and Executive Director, The Florida Institute for Child Welfare.
Dr. Jessica Pryce returns the lead a Strategies webinar on the need for courageous leadership that leads to systemic change, how to conduct courageous conversations, and insights from research.
From the Center for the Study of Social Policy, this report addresses the challenges of collecting and analyzing data on racial and ethnic identify in child protection and foster care systems. See also the Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for System Leaders and Data Administrators which includes best practices and recommendations for collecting data about race, ethnicity, and other demographic information.