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Out of home placements (rate per 1,000) in Colorado

Out of home placements (rate per 1,000)

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Definition and Source



Number of children removed from their homes by the Department of Human Services per 1,000 children under 18. Out-of-home placements include family foster care, specialized group homes, residential child care facilities, independent living situations, foster care with relatives, residential treatment centers, detention, legal risk adoptions, medical care and both emergency and non-emergency placements in receiving or shelters.

Data Source

Child Welfare Services Division, Colorado Department of Human Services.

Last Updated

December 2022