Facts & Data

7,511 Children 0-17 in foster care
16% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
16 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
109 Number of children at risk for aging out
42% Youth with 1 placement
28% Youth with 2 placements
12% Youth with 3 placements
18% Youth with 4 or more placements



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

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

State and National Fact Sheets: America's Opioid Crisis: The Unseen Impact on Children

National Fact Sheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care

Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

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