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Foster Care - March 31 snapshot by age group (2001-2013) in Pennsylvania

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The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (3/31). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, residential placement, secure detention and secure residential placement.

Data Source

AFCARS Longitudinal File prepared for Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Children, Youth and Families by Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc.


The sum of the age groups will not total 'All Age Groups' due to those cases where age is unknown.

Last Updated

December 2013