For this assignment, students will be required to complete a research paper on DISPROPORTIONALITY AND DISPARITY IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE. Students should write a paper addressing the following; 1.History /Social Context a. Explain the role of race and other factors in shaping today’s child welfare and juvenile justice system. b. what is institutionalized racism and how might it help explain the disproportionate numbers of children of color involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice system? 2. Factors that contribute to DISPROPORTIONALITY and DISPARITY a. Parent/Family risk factors b. Community risk Factors c. Organizational and Systemic Factors 3. Impact on children, Youths and Families a. Immediate effects of disproportionality and disparity on children, youths and Families b. Long term effects of disproportionality and disparity on children, youths and families 4. Improving Practice a. Based on your research, what recommendations would you make for improving practice for at-risk children, youth and families on a policy, community and organizational level? b. What efforts are currently being made to address disproportionality in the child welfare and juvenile system? include information on efforts on initiatives being developed or implemented on a policy, community and organizational level. c. What role(s) do SOCIAL WORKERS play in addressing disproportionality and disparity? 5. CONCLUSIONS a. Summarize major points of the paper you wish to highlight. b. Include personal thoughts with corroborating support from the literature about the future development of practices and policies you feel are significant in addressing the issues. NOTE; The research paper should include a LITERATURE REVIEW, of at least six (6) sources from credible text, journals and other sources. The paper must not be less than 12 pages nor exceed 15 pages ( not including the bibliography) in length; have 12 point, Times New Roman Font; double- spaced with one-inch margins all around , cover page and use APA FORMATTING for BIBLIOGRAPHY .