Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 who enter foster care for the first time, by exit status 48 months after entering care (e.g., among California children entering foster care for the first time in 2014, 55.8% were reunified with their parents four years after entering care).
Data Source: Webster, D., et al. California Child Welfare Indicators Project Reports. UC Berkeley Center for Social Services Research (Jul. 2019).
Footnote: 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. Children who are in foster care for less than 8 days are excluded. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 120 total cases.