Facts & Data

14,853 Children 0-17 in foster care
19% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
18 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,237 Number of children at risk for aging out
43% Youth with 1 placement
26% Youth with 2 placements
12% Youth with 3 placements
18% Youth with 4 or more placements

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

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

On The Navajo Nation, Foster Care Families Are In Short Supply (Includes audio)

Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data (HHS)

CHAMPS Research Summaries

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