Statistics on children, youth and families in Illinois from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
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Why This Indicator Matters
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 by Race/Ethnicity.
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 by Race.