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Children in substitute care in Illinois

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Definition and Source



Totals are number of children in substitute care, defined as  in a foster family home, group home, or institution – is the temporary placement of children outside their homes due to abuse, neglect or dependency, at the end of the fiscal year.

Data Source

University of Illinois Children & Family Research Center, Illinois Children & Family Research Center Outcome Indicator Tables available here. See the Substitute Care Section for End of Year Placement Types tables and data are from Total Children in Substitute Care at End of Year.


Last Updated

December 2023