State of the Facts
Data • By Topic • Security & Safety • Child Care & Wellbeing • Foster Care & Public Adoption
This is the total number of children who were in the foster care system for any period of time during the fiscal year. As children move in and out of the foster system throughout the year, this is a better estimate of the total number of children who interact with the system than the end-of-year population count.
How many children are victims of abuse or neglect?