Foster Care - Youth (age 18 to 20) aging out during reporting period in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Youth who exit care at age 18-21 to a non-family setting are more likely to have poorer adult outcomes, such as homelessness, incarceration, inability to complete education, and lack of employment.
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Definitions: Youth (age 18 or older) who exited from foster care to a non-family setting (emancipation, transfer to another agency, or runaway).

Data Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

Footnotes: Statistics (rates, ratios, percents) are not calculated and displayed for counts less than 10 (or less than 3 for Bayesian/Nearest Neighbor rates). This is due to the unreliability of statistics based on small numbers of events.

Updated October 2022.