Foster Care - Youth (ages 18-20) aging out to a non-family setting 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: Updated July 2019.