Equity and Education

The Child and Adolescent Data Lab represents a unique opportunity to address complex social problems, while at the same time evaluating policy and practice efforts with data provided by State agencies throughout Michigan. Supported in part through a partnership with W. K. Kellogg Foundation, this project is exploring the missing link: education.

Despite the critical nature of education and academic achievement in the lives of all children and adolescents, virtually nothing is known about this domain for youth involved with child welfare or juvenile justice systems. This project focuses on understanding the educational experiences of youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Specifically, attendance and achievement.