Foster care placement in the Virgin Islands

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Definitions: The number and rate (per 1,000 population) of children ages birth to 18 who are removed under the authority of the Department of Human Services from the custody of a parent or caregiver, due to abuse or neglect, and placed temporarily with a family who will provide care.

Data Source: Department of Human Services

Population data is from Virgin Islands Community Survey, Eastern Caribbean Center, University of the Virgin Islands.