Foster Care - Length of Stay (in months) of children who exited and those remaining in care in Pennsylvania

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Definitions: The median length of stay (in months) for those children discharged during the reporting period and for those children remaining in foster care on the last day of the reporting period.  The length of stay is based on the latest removal period.  The number of days in placement is divided by 30.4375.

Data Source: AFCARS Longitudinal File prepared for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families by Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc.

Footnotes: Updated December 2018.