Children in substitute care by region in Illinois

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Children in substitute care by region

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.


Data exclude out-of-state placements.

Substitute care
– in a foster family home, group home, or institution - is the temporary placement of children outside their homes due to abuse, neglect or dependency. Placing a child in substitute care is not intended as a permanent living arrangement but to protect the child with the ultimate goal of returning the child home. 

Data Source: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Footnotes: June of each year.