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Foster Care - Length of Stay (in months) of youth (age 13-20) who exited and those remaining in care (Oct 2007-Mar 2013) in Pennsylvania

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Shows the median length of stay (in months) for youth (age 13 and older) discharged during the reporting period and for those remaining in foster care on the last day of the reporting period.  The length of stay is based on the latest removal period.  The number of days in placement is divided by 30.4375.

Data Source

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

Last Updated

December 2013