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Children in substitute care by race-ethnicity 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 by Race/Ethnicity.

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 by Race. 


Percentages of children may not add up to 100%, as there are some children for whom demographic information was not available.

Last Updated

December 2023