Facts & Data

2,516 Children 0-17 in foster care
12% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
16 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
489 Number of children at risk for aging out
27% Youth with 1 placement
28% Youth with 2 placements
14% Youth with 3 placements
30% Youth with 4 or more placements





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