Facts & Data

52,910 Children 0-17 in foster care
12% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
23 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
11,602 Number of children at risk for aging out
39% Youth with 1 placement
25% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
21% Youth with 4 or more placements





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)

CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

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