Facts & Data

10,022 Children 0-17 in foster care
11% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
19 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
442 Number of children at risk for aging out
57% Youth with 1 placement
15% Youth with 2 placements
9% Youth with 3 placements
18% Youth with 4 or more placements

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Duke Endowment Gives Favorable Report on ARC Reflections, a Program for Foster Parents

Searchable database of state Child and Family Services Plans (HHS)

Summaries of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children's Defense Fund

Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data (HHS)

CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

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