A New Era of Equity

Chapin Hall builds portfolio of work to address racial inequity

Centuries of racially biased laws, policies, and practices have resulted in inequitable treatment and perpetuated ongoing trauma in communities of color. A stark illustration of this is that more than half — 53 percent — of all Black children and their parents experience a child abuse or neglect investigation before their 18th birthday.

Challenging ourselves

As an applied research and policy center, we acknowledge the complicity of research in creating the inequities that exist today, and the role we have to play in addressing these inequities.

Specifically, we challenge ourselves and our partners to consider policies currently in place, how we make decisions, and how we leverage data steeped in institutional biases. This includes deciding what information we collect, how and from whom we collect it, and for what it is used. We are also obligated to use data and evidence responsibly to inform an understanding of inequity, to bring t