Children in the child welfare system who have stability in their placement in California

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Includes the percentage of children, ages 0–17, who are in the child welfare system for a minimum of eight days and no more than 12 months and who have had two or fewer out-of-home placements during that time. Children Now analysis of Child Welfare Dynamic Report System data, “Placement Stability (8 days to 12 months in care)” (C4.1), California Department of Social Services and Center for Social Services Research at University of California, Berkeley, Child Welfare Data Analysis Bureau (July 2016). 

Note: Data points that are based on fewer than 10 cases are marked with an asterisk and should be interpreted with caution.



An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population.

NA (Not Available)

Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for using the NA annotation include the unavailability of longitudinal data, data suppression from the original data source due to a low number event, or statistically unstable estimates.