Iowa Center for Evaluation & Research
DMC Resource Center

MINORITY Youth and Families Initiative Facts and Figures

The Research and Evaluation Staff compile research and information related to disparities. We work with the state of Iowa and sites across the U.S. assisting with the analysis of data, evaluation, dissemination of information and providing technical assistance, training and organize conferences.

For a step-by-step explanation of the method for using relative rate indices, see the power point at:  How are Relative Rates Calculated? Method for Measuring Disproportionate Minority Contact (.ppt)  [The DMC Resource Center encourages examination of population based rates to consider what an "acceptable rate" is in addition to the relative rate which is a measure of disproportionality relative to white rates.]

Tables and figures of child welfare decision point data:
[for NCJJ population data click here ]         

Iowa County Population 2005-2007 from NCJRS Easy Population Statistics

Iowa County Population 2005-2008 from Woods & Poole Economics



Iowa Placement Rates Per 1000 and Relative Rates (2005-08)
Graph of Rates of Relative Placement (2005-08)

Graph of Rates of Non-Relative Placement (2005-08)

Graph of Rates of Group Home Placement (2005-08)

Graph of Rates of Founded Maltreatment (2005-08)

Graph of Rates of Foster Care Placement (2005-08)

SERVICE AREAS (facts and figures for selected counties coming Aug. 2009)

1. Woodbury County

2. Black Hawk County

3. Dubuque County

4. Webster County

5. Dallas County

6. Johnson County

7. Linn County

8. Des Moines County

9. Polk County

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