Facts & Data

1,825 Children 0-17 in foster care
24% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
17 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
244 Number of children at risk for aging out
51% Youth with 1 placement
24% Youth with 2 placements
9% Youth with 3 placements
16% Youth with 4 or more placements

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DCYF looking to recruit more foster families

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

Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

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

CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

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