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Disproportionality Rates of Native American Children In Foster Care

Roll over each state to see rankings on the disproportionality index. The index gauges the level at which Native American children are present in the foster care system compared with the level at which they are present in the general child population. An index greater than 1 indicates Native American children are over represented in the foster care system while an index of less than 1 indicates under representation. All figures are based on 2009 data.



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