"Improving Virginia's Foster Care System" Report to the Governor and General Assembly in Virginia

In December 2018, Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission issued a report, “Improving Virginia’s Foster Care System” which includes 34 recommendations for improving child welfare.

Virginia Highlights

Virginia advocates respond to JLARC report

Facts & Data

4,721 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)
707 Number of children at risk for aging out
40% Youth with 1 placement
27% Youth with 2 placements
12% Youth with 3 placements
21% Youth with 4 or more placements




CHAMPS Research Summaries

On The Navajo Nation, Foster Care Families Are In Short Supply (Includes audio)

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

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

CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

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CHAMPS is an exciting new policy campaign with dozens of partner organizations working together to highlight the vital importance of foster parents to the health and well-being of children in foster care. Check out what’s going on nationally and in the states.