Children in substitute care by county in Illinois

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Totals are number of children in substitute care at the end of the fiscal year.

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: Children and Family Research Center at the University of Illinois: