Facts & Data

29,784 Children 0-17 in foster care
16% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
19 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,908 Number of children at risk for aging out
37% Youth with 1 placement
27% Youth with 2 placements
14% Youth with placements
22% Youth with 4 or more placements



Foster Care Housing Crisis

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

Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

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