Children in foster care in North Carolina

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Definitions: The number of children ages 0-17 placed in foster care during the state fiscal year (July – June).

Data Source: Duncan, D. F., Stewart, C. J., Vaughn, J. S, Guest, S., Rose, R. A, Malley, K., and Gwaltney, A. Y. (2018). Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina (v3.21), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families

Footnotes: Rolling quarters are used to specify a year. Foster care refers to children placed under legal custody of the North Carolina Department of Social Services who are placed with relatives, in emergency shelters, group homes, residential facilities or other approved placements.  

Last updated July 2019.