Facts & Data

4,905 Children 0-17 in foster care
23% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
13 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
195 Number of children at risk for aging out
51% Youth with 1 placement
23% Youth with 2 placements
11% Youth with 3 placements
15% Youth with 4 or more placements

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Foster Care Housing Crisis

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

CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

Consequences of Multiple Placements

Driving Better Outcomes for Children in Foster Care through Improved Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

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