Facts & Data

  • 7,681 Children 0-17 in foster care
  • 18% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
  • 14 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
  • 76 Number of children at risk for aging out
  • 39% Youth with 1 placement
  • 26% Youth with 2 placements
  • 13% Youth with 3 placements
  • 22% Youth with 4 or more placements

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  • Governor https://www.tn.gov/governor.html

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From Players to Partners, a news article by the National Conference of State Legislatures

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

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

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

CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

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