Professor Tanya Cooper, "Racial Justice" -- Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and Agencies in Neglect, Abuse, and Dependency Cases (forthcoming 2023)
Professor Tanya Asim Cooper's book chapter, "Racial Justice," will be pubished in Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and Agencies in Neglect, Abuse, and Dependency Cases (4th ed. forthcoming 2023). The book is published by the National Association of Counsel for Children as a resource for child welfare attorney and judges.
Excerpt from "Racial Justice"
This chapter reminds us that race and caste figure in each and every case, whether we realize it or not. It explores the history, statistics, research, lived experiences, legal frameworks, and strategies to become more aware and work towards racial justice. Finally, this chapter compels us each to question, from our own particular vantage point, what racial justice in child abuse and neglect systems truly looks like, and our respective roles in every case in either perpetuating or disrupting racial bias.
Additional information may be found at National Association of Counsel for Children