Alaska

Alaska [Context Data]

A. Context Statistics 1 2

General Child Population (Census Bureau) 3
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total children under 18 years 187,143 185,729 183,189 180,442 178,731
Race/ethnicity (%) 4
Alaska Native / American Indian 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5
Asian 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6
Black 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3
Hispanic (of any race) 9.7 9.9 10.1 10.1 10.0
White 48.9 48.1 47.7 47.5 47.5
Two or more races 12.6 12.8 12.9 13.1 13.3
Child population in poverty (%) 14.1 14.9 14.1 13.0 11.8
Child Welfare Summary 5
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Child maltreatment victims 3,142 2,783 2,615 3,059 3,212
Foster care entry rate 7.2 7.1 7.3 8.3 7.6
Children in foster care on 9/30 2,824 2,739 2,781 2,879 2,859
Children adopted 312 366 353 396 354
Caseworker Visits 6
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Children receiving monthly visits (%) 73 67 68 71 71
Numerator 23,408 22,203 21,342 22,905 24,251
Denominator 32,014 32,909 31,282 32,133 33,970
Children receiving visits in the home (%) 63 63 63 63 75
Numerator 14,849 14,004 13,363 14,470 18,224
Denominator 23,408 22,203 21,342 22,905 24,251

1 The source data for each table is indicated in parentheses for each section. A calendar year is the basis for data from the Census Bureau. Most of the other data on these pages are from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) or the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) and are based on the federal fiscal year, October 1 through September 30.  Back
2 Data that did not meet the quality standards for inclusion in the report are represented as DQ*. Incomplete data excluded from inclusion in the report are represented as --. For additional information on the data quality thresholds for the Child Welfare Outcomes Report, please reference the full report or the Child Welfare Outcomes data site.  Back
3 The total child population and data on race/ethnicity represent estimates from the Census Bureau https://www.census.gov/data/tables.html . Child poverty data are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS). Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 poverty estimates are not available on data.census.gov. The 2020 poverty estimates are considered experimental and can be found on the ACS Experimental Data webpage: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/data/experimental-data.html.  Back
4 For race/ethnicity tables, all races exclude children of Hispanic origin. The Child Welfare Outcomes Report data site http://cwoutcomes.acf.hhs.gov/cwodatasite provides alternative race/ethnicity breakdowns in which race and ethnicity are treated as two separate categories.  Back
5 A child victim is defined as a child for whom the state determined at least one maltreatment was substantiated or indicated. This includes a child who died of child abuse and neglect. This is a change from prior years when children with dispositions of alternative response victim were included as victims. The rate for foster care entry is per 1,000 children in the state population. Data on child maltreatment victims are from NCANDS. Data on foster care entry rate, children in foster care on 9/30, and children adopted are from AFCARS.  Back
6 The reporting population subject to the caseworker visits requirements includes all children under age 18 for at least the first day of the FY (October 1) who have been in foster care for at least one full calendar month during the FY. All states have the option of using an approved sampling procedure for the caseworker visits reporting requirement.  Back

B. Child Maltreatment Data (National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System [NCANDS]) 7

Overview Maltreatment Information 8
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
Children subject of an investigated report alleging child maltreatment 11,801 63.1 per 1,000 13,184 71.0 per 1,000 12,749 69.6 per 1,000 14,429 80.0 per 1,000 15,460 86.5 per 1,000
Total child maltreatment victims 3,142 16.8 per 1,000 2,783 15.0 per 1,000 2,615 14.3 per 1,000 3,059 17.0 per 1,000 3,212 18.0 per 1,000
Child Fatalities 1 0.5 per 100,000 2 1.1 per 100,000 2 1.1 per 100,000 1 0.6 per 100,000 2 1.1 per 100,000
Age of Child Victims (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Under 1 year 13.5 12.9 14.6 13.6 13.0
1 year 6.9 8.0 7.1 7.2 6.4
2 years 6.7 7.3 6.0 7.6 6.5
3 years 6.8 6.6 6.2 6.3 6.8
4 years 6.5 6.9 5.9 6.7 6.0
5 years 6.7 6.5 5.9 6.3 5.9
6 years 6.0 6.3 6.4 5.7 5.6
7 years 6.5 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.3
8 years 6.0 5.7 6.7 5.5 5.2
9 years 5.6 5.5 5.0 5.1 5.3
10 years 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.3 5.1
11 years 4.5 4.3 4.6 5.1 5.3
12 years 3.9 3.8 3.6 4.3 5.6
13 years 3.9 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.5
14 years 3.1 3.6 4.3 3.5 3.9
15 years 3.1 2.9 4.0 2.9 3.5
16 years 2.6 2.6 2.4 3.0 3.4
17 years 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0
18+ years <.1 0.0 <.1 <.1 0.2
Missing data 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.6
Number 3,142 2,783 2,615 3,059 3,212
Race/Ethnicity of Child Victims (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Alaska Native / American Indian 50.4 50.6 53.6 49.0 51.7
Asian 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.5 1.0
Black 1.6 2.6 1.6 2.2 1.9
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander 2.1 1.8 2.4 2.8 2.2
Hispanic (of any race) 3.2 3.8 3.0 4.6 3.7
White 17.7 19.6 18.3 19.6 18.9
Two or more races 11.7 13.4 14.1 16.3 15.0
Missing data 12.4 7.3 6.2 4.1 5.6
Number 3,142 2,783 2,615 3,059 3,212
Maltreatment Types of Child Victims (%) 9
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Emotional abuse 34.4 30.2 28.4 35.7 36.0
Medical neglect 2.4 0.2 2.9 3.0 3.6
Neglect 91.5 89.6 88.8 86.7 81.1
Physical abuse 12.3 14.8 17.0 16.5 22.2
Sexual abuse 5.9 5.4 7.8 9.2 9.6
Sex trafficking 0.0 0.0 0.2 <.1 0.0
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 3,142 2,783 2,615 3,059 3,212
Time to Investigation (in hours) 10
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mean 425.1 460.2 422.9 601.8 575.1
Median >120 but <144 >120 but <144 >120 but <144 >120 but <144 >120 but <144

7 The unique count of child victims counts a child only once regardless of the number of times he or she was found to be a victim during the reporting year.  Back
8 The rates for Child Protective Services responses and victims are per 1,000 children under age 18; for fatalities, the rate is per 100,000 children under age 18.  Back
9 These percentages are calculated against the number of unique victims. A child may have been the victim of more than one type of maltreatment, or the same type of maltreatment more than once. As a result, the total percentages both within and across maltreatment categories may exceed 100.  Back
10 Response time is defined as the time between the report of suspected maltreatment and the first face-to-face contact with the alleged victim or with another person who can provide information on the allegation.  Back

C. Characteristics of Children in Foster Care (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System [AFCARS] Foster Care File)

Overview Foster Care Information
  In Foster Care on 10/1 FY Entered Foster Care in FY Exited Foster Care in FY In Foster Care on 9/30 FY
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total number 2,528 2,764 2,695 2,720 2,845 1,340 1,321 1,337 1,496 1,353 1,044 1,346 1,251 1,337 1,338 2,824 2,739 2,781 2,879 2,859
Median length of stay (months) 11.8 14.8 15.8 15.4 13.4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 18.3 19.2 21.3 21.0 18.9 14.6 15.7 15.3 13.3 15.7
Age of Children in Foster Care (%)
  In Foster Care on 10/1 FY Entered Foster Care in FY Exited Foster Care in FY In Foster Care on 9/30 FY
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Under 1 year 6.8 6.5 5.9 6.4 5.7 19.0 18.5 19.1 16.8 18.1 2.7 3.0 2.0 3.4 2.8 6.6 6.0 6.4 5.7 6.0
1 year 8.2 8.4 8.3 8.5 8.3 8.8 8.6 7.7 8.9 6.5 8.6 6.5 6.7 7.5 6.4 8.4 8.3 8.6 8.4 7.1
2 years 8.3 7.3 7.9 7.9 8.3 6.9 7.9 7.8 7.5 6.0 8.9 9.6 9.2 7.9 8.7 7.3 7.9 7.9 8.4 7.3
3 years 8.3 7.7 7.1 6.8 7.6 7.1 6.3 4.9 6.5 6.7 10.1 8.1 7.5 8.3 7.4 7.6 7.0 6.9 7.6 8.1
4 years 6.7 7.4 7.1 6.0 6.4 6.7 6.2 5.9 6.6 5.5 7.0 8.3 8.0 5.8 6.4 7.4 7.2 6.1 6.4 6.8
5 years 7.0 5.9 6.7 6.2 6.1 5.4 6.7 4.8 6.2 6.0 7.3 5.8 5.8 7.0 6.4 6.0 6.7 6.1 6.0 5.8
6 years 5.5 6.4 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.7 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 7.0 6.4 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.9
7 years 7.0 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.9 5.4 4.4 4.9 5.7 4.9 5.7 6.1 5.7 5.8 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.9 5.1
8 years 5.9 6.4 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.4 5.0 5.6 5.1 4.3 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.7 4.8 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.2 5.6
9 years 5.1 5.8 6.0 5.2 5.6 4.7 4.8 5.7 4.7 5.7 5.2 5.1 5.9 4.6 5.8 5.8 6.0 5.2 5.5 5.3
10 years 4.7 4.7 5.5 6.4 4.8 4.5 4.3 5.2 4.5 4.1 4.3 5.1 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.8 5.4 6.3 4.9 5.2
11 years 4.2 5.0 4.6 5.0 6.5 4.8 3.6 4.2 4.7 5.3 3.4 4.3 4.2 4.9 5.3 5.0 4.7 5.0 6.3 4.7
12 years 3.7 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.5 3.2 3.6 2.8 4.1 5.8 3.2 4.2 3.7 4.9 5.6 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4 6.1
13 years 3.4 3.4 4.0 4.7 3.9 2.8 3.3 4.3 2.9 3.9 3.6 3.7 4.2 3.7 3.1 3.4 3.9 4.6 4.0 5.0
14 years 4.1 3.6 3.6 3.9 4.3 2.5 3.2 3.6 3.4 2.9 2.7 3.3 2.7 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.6 4.0 4.2 4.2
15 years 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.6 2.3 3.1 3.4 2.9 3.6 3.6 2.7 3.6 3.2 2.9 3.5 3.5 3.8 3.6 4.2
16 years 4.2 3.3 3.8 3.5 3.4 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.2 3.0 2.6 2.8 3.1 2.6 2.2 3.3 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.7
17 years 2.9 3.8 3.3 3.7 3.8 2.3 1.7 1.6 1.5 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.7 1.9 3.2 3.8 3.2 3.7 3.8 3.6
18 years 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 <.1 6.9 6.5 7.1 6.9 7.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.3
19 years 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 <.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
20+ years 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Race/Ethnicity of Children in Foster Care (%)
  In Foster Care on 10/1 FY Entered Foster Care in FY Exited Foster Care in FY In Foster Care on 9/30 FY
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Alaska Native / American Indian 42.5 41.8 41.5 44.4 45.2 43.0 44.2 46.8 46.1 46.2 42.3 44.6 40.4 44.1 43.2 42.8 41.6 44.6 45.4 46.6
Asian 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.5 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.7 1.7 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.2 0.5 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.1 1.2
Black 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.7 2.0 2.5 1.6 1.8 2.4 3.8 3.5 2.2 2.4 1.7 2.2 2.3 2.2 1.8 2.1 2.7
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander 1.6 1.7 2.4 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.0 3.8 1.8 3.0 2.0 0.7 2.3 2.6 3.8 1.8 2.4 3.1 2.7 2.3
Hispanic (of any race) 5.7 5.9 6.1 5.4 4.9 5.1 5.7 4.0 5.0 4.7 5.6 5.6 5.3 6.4 5.3 5.4 6.0 5.4 4.7 4.5
White 29.6 28.5 26.3 23.9 23.2 28.6 24.0 23.3 22.2 20.1 29.5 28.5 28.7 23.7 24.8 29.1 26.3 23.7 23.1 21.0
Two or more races 16.0 18.7 20.9 20.9 21.1 16.9 21.7 19.6 20.5 19.9 13.3 17.1 19.7 20.8 19.2 17.5 20.9 20.8 20.7 21.4
Unknown 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 <.1 0.7 2.7 0.1 0.0 <.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Missing data 0.0 <.1 0.0 0.0 <.1 <.1 <.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 <.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 <.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 <.1

D. Characteristics of Children "Waiting for Adoption" 11 (AFCARS Foster Care File)

Children Waiting for Adoption
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total waiting children 949 1,032 1,006 951 1,019
Number of waiting children whose parents' rights have been terminated 425 432 430 375 288

11 There is no federal definition for a child waiting to be adopted. The definition used in the tables on this page includes children and youth through age 17 who have a goal of adoption and/or whose parents' parental rights have been terminated. It excludes children 16 years old and older whose parents' parental rights have been terminated and who have a goal of emancipation. A state's own definition may differ from that used here.  Back

Age of Children Waiting for Adoption (%) 12
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Under 1 year 2.5 1.8 2.1 1.6 2.0
1 year 6.6 7.8 8.1 7.9 7.2
2 years 7.4 7.0 8.1 8.9 8.0
3 years 9.4 7.1 7.0 7.3 9.0
4 years 7.6 8.2 6.5 6.2 7.3
5 years 6.1 7.9 7.8 6.3 5.7
6 years 7.4 6.2 6.2 6.2 5.7
7 years 6.0 6.6 5.9 5.8 5.4
8 years 5.9 6.7 6.0 4.9 6.1
9 years 6.7 6.5 5.1 6.6 5.9
10 years 5.0 5.9 7.2 4.7 5.2
11 years 4.7 4.7 5.9 7.3 5.1
12 years 5.5 4.7 4.7 4.7 6.5
13 years 3.6 4.5 5.0 4.6 4.4
14 years 3.3 3.6 3.9 5.0 4.3
15 years 4.1 3.1 3.5 3.7 5.1
16 years 3.7 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.6
17 years 4.5 3.6 3.9 4.6 3.5

12 Children older than 17 years fall outside of the definition used to identify waiting children and are therefore excluded from this table.  Back

Race/Ethnicity of Children Waiting for Adoption (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Alaska Native / American Indian 43.0 41.4 39.2 39.4 43.8
Asian 0.5 0.7 0.0 0.6 1.1
Black 3.0 2.2 1.6 2.2 2.1
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander 0.6 1.7 2.3 3.4 2.6
Hispanic (of any race) 4.0 6.0 6.5 4.8 3.4
White 30.6 27.9 27.7 28.8 24.2
Two or more races 18.3 20.1 22.8 20.6 22.9
Unknown 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

E. Characteristics of Children Adopted (AFCARS Adoption File)

Children Adopted
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total children adopted 312 366 353 396 354
Age of Children Adopted (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Under 1 year 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6
1 year 8.0 4.9 6.2 8.1 8.2
2 years 11.2 14.8 13.9 11.9 12.4
3 years 13.1 10.9 10.2 10.6 8.8
4 years 6.4 7.4 10.5 6.6 8.5
5 years 9.9 7.7 6.5 7.8 6.2
6 years 8.3 9.3 7.9 8.3 10.7
7 years 7.7 8.5 6.5 6.8 5.9
8 years 7.7 5.5 7.1 7.3 3.4
9 years 5.1 6.8 6.5 3.5 7.9
10 years 6.1 6.3 6.5 4.5 5.4
11 years 3.5 2.2 2.5 5.8 5.6
12 years 1.9 4.6 3.7 5.6 5.9
13 years 2.6 3.8 4.0 2.8 2.0
14 years 2.9 2.5 2.8 3.3 3.7
15 years 1.6 1.9 0.8 2.5 3.1
16 years 1.3 1.6 2.5 1.8 0.6
17 years 1.9 1.4 1.1 2.0 1.1
18 years 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.0
19 years 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
20+ years 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Race/Ethnicity of Children Adopted (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Alaska Native / American Indian 40.7 39.6 28.6 35.4 35.3
Asian 0.3 0.8 2.0 0.0 0.3
Black 2.2 1.9 2.5 0.8 2.0
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander 1.3 0.0 2.0 1.5 5.1
Hispanic (of any race) 3.8 6.0 5.4 6.8 5.1
White 33.0 35.0 36.0 30.6 30.8
Two or more races 16.7 16.7 23.5 25.0 21.5
Unknown 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Alaska [Outcomes Data]

Reduce Recurrence of Child Abuse and/or Neglect (NCANDS)

Recurrence of Maltreatment Within 12 Months (%)
  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Children without a recurrence 82.0 82.1 85.2 82.6 83.3
Children with one or more recurrences 18.0 17.9 14.8 17.4 16.7
Number 3,136 3,102 2,840 2,755 3,022

Reduce the Incidence of Child Abuse and/or Neglect in Foster Care (NCANDS and AFCARS Foster Care File)

2.1 Maltreatment in Foster Care (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Children maltreated while in foster care 0.93 0.88 1.51 0.78 1.43
Children not maltreated while in foster care 99.07 99.12 98.49 99.22 98.57
Number 3,868 4,085 4,032 4,216 4,198

Increase Permanency for Children in Foster Care (AFCARS Foster Care File)

3.1 Exits of Children From Foster Care (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Adoption 29.5 27.0 28.0 29.2 26.2
Guardianship 3.3 3.3 6.7 6.9 7.9
Reunification 54.7 55.8 54.0 50.3 48.9
Other 12.5 13.8 11.4 13.4 14.1
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.9
Number 1,044 1,346 1,251 1,337 1,338
Exits of Children With a Diagnosed Disability (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Adoption 50.7 61.9 63.4 60.4 50.9
Guardianship 13.7 8.5 11.6 7.2 12.5
Reunification 20.5 16.1 15.2 17.1 12.5
Other 15.1 13.6 9.8 15.3 24.1
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 73 118 112 111 112
Exits of Children Older than Age 12 at Entry Into Foster Care (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Adoption 5.4 5.5 5.2 6.8 2.0
Guardianship 4.1 5.0 3.1 3.7 5.5
Reunification 41.2 42.0 44.0 44.2 38.7
Other 49.3 47.5 47.7 45.3 51.3
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Number 148 181 193 190 199
Exits to Emancipation (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Children age 12 or younger at entry 16.4 18.4 15.2 18.8 14.7
Children older than 12 at entry 83.6 81.6 84.8 81.3 85.3
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 73 98 99 96 109
Exits by Race/Ethnicity (%)
  Alaska Native / American Indian Asian Black (non-Hispanic)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Adoption 28.1 24.2 19.8 23.2 21.5 10.0 21.4 46.7 0.0 0.0 18.9 24.1 30.0 13.0 20.0
Guardianship 2.9 2.8 6.7 5.6 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 8.1 3.4 3.3 13.0 3.3
Reunification 49.1 55.7 56.7 51.5 51.2 60.0 64.3 46.7 85.7 87.5 62.2 41.4 56.7 56.5 60.0
Other 19.9 17.3 16.8 19.7 19.2 30.0 14.3 6.7 14.3 6.3 10.8 31.0 10.0 17.4 16.7
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 442 600 506 590 578 10 14 15 7 16 37 29 30 23 30
Exits by Race/Ethnicity (%)
  Native Hawaiian/Other Pac. Is. Hispanic (of any race) White (non-Hispanic)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Adoption 19.0 0.0 24.1 17.1 35.3 20.7 29.3 28.8 31.4 25.4 32.8 33.3 35.1 37.9 32.8
Guardianship 0.0 30.0 27.6 11.4 25.5 5.2 10.7 15.2 10.5 12.7 3.2 1.6 4.7 7.9 5.4
Reunification 81.0 60.0 41.4 62.9 29.4 65.5 50.7 48.5 48.8 47.9 59.4 55.7 50.7 45.7 47.9
Other 0.0 10.0 6.9 8.6 2.0 8.6 9.3 7.6 9.3 11.3 4.5 9.4 9.5 7.6 10.8
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 3.0
Number 21 10 29 35 51 58 75 66 86 71 308 384 359 317 332
Exits by Race/Ethnicity (%)
  Unable to Determine Two or More Races Missing Data
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Adoption 21.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 38.1 25.7 33.3 35.3 29.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Guardianship 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 4.3 5.7 6.5 12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Reunification 60.7 0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 49.6 59.6 56.1 50.0 45.1 100.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other 17.9 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.6 10.4 4.9 8.3 9.7 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 28 2 0 1 2 139 230 246 278 257 1 2 0 0 1

Reduce Time to Reunification Without Increasing Reentry (AFCARS Foster Care File)

Time to Reunification (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Less than 12 mos. 45.9 50.6 47.9 47.3 53.5
At least 12 mos., but less than 24 mos. 39.9 32.5 33.0 34.5 30.9
At least 24 mos., but less than 36 mos. 10.3 13.6 12.9 12.9 8.1
At least 36 mos., but less than 48 mos. 3.0 2.5 5.2 3.6 5.2
48 or more mos. 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.6 2.3
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 571 751 675 672 654
Children Reentering Foster Care (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Children entering care for the first time 85.1 84.6 85.9 79.3 82.9
Children reentering care within 12 mos. of a prior episode 5.8 6.4 6.7 7.3 6.0
Children reentering care more than 12 mos. after a prior episode 8.7 9.0 7.3 13.4 11.1
Missing data 0.3 0.0 <.1 0.0 0.0
Number 1,340 1,321 1,337 1,496 1,353

Reduce Time in Foster Care to Adoption (AFCARS Foster Care File)

Time to Adoption (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Less than 12 mos. 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.0 1.1
At least 12 mos., but less than 24 mos. 32.5 14.6 16.9 18.2 15.4
At least 24 mos., but less than 36 mos. 39.3 44.2 44.3 37.9 31.6
At least 36 mos., but less than 48 mos. 14.9 24.5 27.4 21.0 32.5
48 or more mos. 13.0 16.5 11.4 22.0 19.4
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 308 364 350 391 351

Increase Placement Stability (AFCARS Foster Care File)

Number of Placements by Time in Care (%)
  In Care Less Than 12 Months In Care at Least 12 months but Less Than 24 months In Care for 24 Months or Longer Time in Care Missing or Out of Range
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Children with 2 or fewer placements 82.0 82.6 83.1 78.2 82.7 62.9 65.1 66.9 65.4 60.5 40.3 42.3 42.5 41.6 43.2 100.0 80.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Children with 3 or more placements 18.0 17.3 16.7 21.8 17.2 37.1 34.9 33.1 34.6 39.5 59.7 57.7 57.5 58.4 56.8 0.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Missing Placement setting counts <.1 <.1 0.1 <.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total number 1,513 1,556 1,530 1,710 1,581 1,268 1,088 1,051 1,094 1,216 1,084 1,436 1,450 1,410 1,395 3 5 1 2 6

Reduce Placement of Young Children in Group Homes or Institutions (AFCARS Foster Care File)

Most Recent Placement Settings of Children Who Entered Care During the Fiscal Year and Were Age 12 or Younger at the Time of This Placement (%)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Group homes 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.9 0.8
Institution 0.9 1.1 1.3 0.5 1.2
Other settings 98.6 98.3 98.2 98.6 98.0
Missing data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number 1,170 1,132 1,122 1,290 1,134