State-level data for understanding child welfare in the United States

A new comprehensive resource with easy-to-use interactive features compiles critical data on children, youth, and families who had contact with the child welfare system in 2017. This resource highlights state- and national-level data on child maltreatment, foster care, kinship caregiving, and adoption. These data are important because they help public officials and advocates understand how many children and youth had contact with the child welfare system, and why these interactions occurred.

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