SAN JOSE Calif. (DNR) – The county of Santa Clara, along with the City of San Jose and other government entities, will be holding a special conference this Friday to discuss the disproportionate number of Latinos in the foster care system.
Assemblymember Jim Beall, chairman of the Select Committee on Foster Care, will take the lead at this hearing / briefing on Friday, January 6th, 2012. The meeting will start at 10:30 am and will last until 12:30 pm at the McDonnell Hall in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2020 East San Antario St.., San Jose, California.
The “Harvard Study Consensus Project” will be one of the topics at this meeting. The Harvard Study/Consensus Building Process took shape when the Santa Clara County and City of San Jose government agencies noticed a disproportionate number of Latinos in their criminal justice and juvenile dependency systems.
The final goal of the process is to come to a consensus by the stakeholders in the system as to what the problem is and how we should deal with it going forward. The social services agency (SSA) will complete a white paper on the project including statistics.
Community members are welcome to attend this free meeting.
By: Greg Cook