Children in substitute care by race-ethnicity in Illinois

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Definitions: Substitute care – in a foster family home, group home, or institution - is the temporary placement of children outside their homes due to abuse, neglect or dependency. Placing a child in substitute care is not intended as a permanent living arrangement but to protect the child with the ultimate goal of returning the child home. 

Data Source: Children and Family Research Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; based on data from Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Footnotes: June of each year.