New Tool Available in Researching Child Welfare Data

Child Trends has released a new tool that offers browsers a robust collection of data around child maltreatment, foster care, kinship caregivers and adoption for all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

The figures are drawn from the most recent Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report, the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources. All the information is pegged to national trendlines for comparison purposes.

The Child Trends resource breaks out AFCARS data for foster youth, such as statewide reasons for entries into foster care. It also provides detailed demographic information for children in care as well as case plan information and outcomes for children exiting the system, such as reunification, emancipation, living with relative or guardian, or being adopted…

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