When we make the difficult decision to separate a child from his or her parents, we must ensure that it is the best intervention to keep children safe from harm, and we owe it to them — and the public at large — to ensure that they are placed in better circumstances than the one from which they were removed. Moving children around keeps them in limbo, increasing the chances of extending their time in care, as well as the likelihood of aging out to adulthood without the support of a lifelong family. Placement moves are traumatic and destructive, but strategies exist to improve the decision-making process and promote placement stability. This brief is the second in a set that explores the importance of placement stability and the challenges that prevent it, designed to highlight promising approaches that have demonstrated a positive impact. State and local child protection agencies have implemented a number of strategies to improve placement stability for children in foster care.
CWW Keeping Teenagers out of Foster Care — Center for New York City Affairs
Our goal is simple: find a loving home for every child in foster care. These amazing individuals are paired with children in foster care, working with them in small caseloads to focus more time and effort on finding the best home for the child. The average child in the program is 8 years old and has spent more than 3 years in foster care. Each year, more than 20, teens age out of foster care without a family, leaving them at a higher risk of homelessness, substance abuse and other negative outcomes.
Specialized caseloads provide specialized supervision for high-risk defendants. This department has developed specific units to most effectively supervise these types of defendants. High Risk Caseloads - Defendants who are extremely high risk with histories of violent or assaultive offenses are assigned to these caseloads.
Here you will find the most recent ACS reports with a variety of statistics. For earlier reports, visit the Reports Archive. Monthly Flash Indicators : This report provides graphs showing monthly trends in numerous child welfare, child care, and juvenile justice statistics, such as children using vouchers for childcare, child protective caseloads, and the number of admissions to detention. In compliance with Local Law 19 of , ACS publishes an annual report on its child fatality reviews. Reports are published 18 months after the end of each calendar year and are required to be posted on the ACS website.