Change Indicator

Foster care placement in Virgin Islands

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Definition and Source



The number and rate (per 1,000 population) of children ages birth to 18 who are removed under the authority of the Department of Human Services from the custody of a parent or caregiver, due to abuse or neglect, and placed temporarily with a family who will provide care.

Data Source

Department of Human Services

Population data is from Virgin Islands Community Survey, Eastern Caribbean Center, University of the Virgin Islands.


Last Updated

January 2024