Definition: Number of children ages 0-17 entering foster care for the first time, per 1,000 children, by age group (e.g., in 2016-2018, 12.2 per 1,000 California children under age 1 entered foster care for the first time).
Data Source: Webster, D., et al. California Child Welfare Indicators Project Reports. UC Berkeley Center for Social Services Research (Jul. 2019).
Footnote: Rates are shown as three-year averages. Data are based on unduplicated counts of children under the supervision of county welfare departments and exclude cases under the supervision of county probation departments, out-of-state agencies, state adoptions district offices, and Indian child welfare departments. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 first entries into foster care among children in that group.