Founded by Oronde Miller in January 2004, and guided by the collective experience and wisdom of our National Advisory Council, The Institute for Family and Child Well-Being is committed to telling the story of African American children and families, especially related to our involvement with both the American child welfare and juvenile justice systems. We are currently a comprehensive information resource repository for information about African American children, families and communities, with a current focus on our historical and contemporary experiences with the American child welfare and juvenile justice systems. It is our intent to collect, develop and provide the information necessary to fundamentally transform the way this nation understands and addresses matters related to child and family well-being, especially with respect to African American children, families and communities.
A large initial focus of the Institute has been be on the involvement of African American children and families with this nation's child welfare and juvenile justice systems.This is because of the heavily punitive nature of these systems' approaches, and the overwhelmingly negative impact of these systems on the socialization processes and experiences of our children, families and communities.The Institute's overarching mission, however, is to promote the broader well-being of African American children, families and communities.
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