Children Ages 0-8 in Out of Home Care-Abuse or Neglect in Michigan

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Why This Indicator Matters

Children are removed from their families and placed in a foster home, relative care, residential care or shelter following substantiated abuse or neglect. This also has an adverse effect on health, development and outcomes into adulthood.
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Definitions: The number of children ages 0-8 in out of home care with foster parents or relatives due to abuse or neglect.. This is a point in time count at the end of the fiscal year (September 30). The rate is based on the number per 1,000 population ages 0-8. Rates are suppressed with an * for counts fewer than 6 to maintain reliability.

Data Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Services management Information System. Population estimates are from the Census Bureau.

Footnotes: Data for 2008 were found to be unreliable and have been removed.

Data for 2010-2012, Missaukee and Wexford counties were revised on 3/19/20.