State-level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United States.

Publication Year: 
2019
Corporate Author: 
Child Trends.
Type of Resource: 
Other
Abstract: 

This resource compiles critical data from a variety of sources on children, youth, and families who came in contact with the child welfare system in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017. These data are important because they help policymakers understand how many children and youth came in contact with the child welfare system, and why. States can also use this information to ensure their child welfare systems support the safety, stability, and well-being of all families in their state. (Author abstract modified)