Child Welfare Data


How can data sharing across child- and family-serving systems be implemented effectively? Complex issues — such as those encountered in child welfare — require complex solutions, often necessitating cross-system data sharing and collaboration. Improving the safety and well-being of children … Read More

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INTRODUCTION & PURPOSEEarly experiences matter. Science shows us that the first 3 years of a child’s life are a critical period for growth and development. “Of the 12 million babies and toddlers in the United States, more than half spend … Read More

Louisiana DCFS Strategic Plan FY24 to FY28

This report presents the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) strategic plan for providing child welfare services from Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 through FY 2027-2028. An introduction discusses the vision, mission, values, and goals of DCFS, and reviews … Read More

DCFS Services Statewide: In Federal Fiscal Year 2021

Louisiana. Department of Children and Family Services. 2022 This report provides the 2020 Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) for Louisiana that outlines the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS’) plan. Review Report

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

This comprehensive child welfare resource provides state and national data on child maltreatment, foster care, kinship caregiving, and adoption from foster care. The data are essential to help policymakers understand how many children and youth came in contact with the child welfare system, and why. … Read More

Compendium of Measures and Data Sources: Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare

Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in ChildWelfare The child welfare court process is intended to help protect abused and neglected children, encourage family stability, support child well-being, and provide children who enter the foster care system with a safe … Read More

ACF Child Maltreatment Report

Child Maltreatment 2019 is the 30th edition of the annual Child Maltreatment report series. States provide the data for this report through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). NCANDS was established in 1988 as a voluntary, national … Read More

2021 Annie E. Casey KIDSCOUNT Data Book Released

SUMMARY The 32nd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before — and during — the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s publication continues to deliver the Foundation’s annual state rankings and … Read More

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. … Read More