Foster Care - Youth (ages 13 to 20) served during reporting period by placement goal in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Court-ordered goals define the permanency option for a child, and ideally should be with the focus of resulting in a family-based setting. Older youth who do not achieve family-based permanency are more likely to age out of the system without positive supportive connections and have poorer adult outcomes.
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Definitions: The most recent goal set for youth in foster care during the reporting period.

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.