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





CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

From Beauty Salons to Foster Homes, Denise Goodman Explains How to Crack the Recruitment Code

State-based foster and kinship families write to Congress about COVID-19 pandemic

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

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

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