Children in foster (substitute) care in Ohio

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Definitions: The number of children in substitute or foster care each year.  The rate is the number of children in foster care per 1,000 children in the population.


Data Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services data request. Calculations done by CDF-Ohio.


Footnotes: This number reflects children placed by public agencies only.  It includes children who were in foster care on January 1 of each year. Children who have been placed with more than one public agency may be double-counted. Ohio total includes children placed in Multi-County Juvenile Attention System.