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Here's what we learned from talking to some of the case workers. When a family has a history with the department, many of us hold that history against them even if they're trying to do things differently. When I see a case from a certain apartment building neighborhood or zip code, I just automatically think the worst. Child welfare is very subjective because it's an emotional field. There's no one who doesn't have emotions around this work, and it's very hard to leave all your stuff at the door when you do this work. So let's take the subjectivity of race and neighborhood out of it. And you might get different outcomes. Blind removals seem to be bringing us closer to solving the problem of implicit bias in foster care decisions. My next step is figuring out how to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to bring this project to scale and make it more accessible to other states. I know we can transform child welfare. We can hold organizations accountable to developing the social consciousness of their employees. We can hold ourselves accountable to making sure our decisions are driven by ethics and safety. Let's imagine a child welfare system that focuses on partnering with parents, empowering families and no longer see poverty s failure. Let's work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart. Thank you. For more TED talks to Ted dot com. G. r. x..

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