On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg released a letter affirming the Bureau’s commitment to advancing equity through its work at the federal level and through its work with states, territories, tribes, and all other grantees.

Associate Commissioner Schomburg describes advancing equity as:

“Being committed to equity means that we must be willing to have difficult conversations. We must also be willing to examine whether and how existing policies and practices have had disparate, and sometimes harmful, impacts on historically underserved and marginalized people. This work requires honesty, openness, and a willingness to make changes. We in the Children’s Bureau have started to hold these challenging conversations, and we are committed to continuing to do so. We are also examining how to conduct our work in ways that best promote equity in child welfare, and we are considering how best to support you, our grantee partners, as you do so as well.”

To read the letter, click here.