Children & Youth

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Source: New York State Office of Children and Family Services

What does this measure?

The annual number of children under age 18 placed in the care of the local Department of Social Services, expressed as a rate per 1,000 youths under 18. Children admitted to foster care may be cared for in congregate care facilities, foster boarding homes, approved relative homes or a supervised independent living program.

Why is this important?

This is an indicator of families' inability to care for their children in a healthy and/or safe environment.

How is our region performing?

In 2018, 2.3 children per 1,000 in our region were admitted to foster care, down from 3.5 in 2000 and similar to the state rate. Since 2000, the regional rate has consistently hovered above the state rate, with the exception of the years 2007 through 2012.

In 2018, Monroe's rate was 2.5 children per 1,000, higher than the region and surrounding counties. In the surrounding area, the counties with the highest rates of foster care admissions in 2018 were Genesee (3.1), Seneca (2.6) and Orleans ( 2.7). Counties with the lowest rates in 2018 were Wayne (1.3) and Yates (1.5).

Notes about the data

Capacity limitations and changes in policy (for example, an emphasis on keeping families together) may affect placement decisions and be reflected in a lower rate of children entering foster care. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Rate of Foster Care Admissions
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
United States4.04.14.14.04.14.24.13.93.73.43.43.43.43.53.63.73.73.73.6
NYS3.53.43.22.92.72.43.13.03.02.92.82.52.42.32.32.12.02.22.0
NYS (excluding NYC)2.72.72.62.52.51.82.42.22.32.12.12.02.02.12.22.01.92.02.0
Region3.53.53.23.23.63.13.42.62.42.22.12.12.32.32.52.22.12.12.3
Monroe3.94.13.73.74.20.34.02.72.52.42.22.12.22.22.12.02.02.12.5
Surrounding Counties2.72.42.42.32.67.52.52.52.21.91.92.12.52.43.22.62.22.22.0
Genesee3.82.63.12.73.53.42.72.43.22.42.12.83.82.94.54.22.51.63.1
Livingston2.21.92.53.02.05.04.53.93.52.62.70.91.92.82.33.32.82.92.0
Ontario2.02.12.22.12.27.71.72.21.31.41.61.81.61.72.91.81.61.91.9
Orleans3.54.23.73.34.79.22.94.03.33.02.12.74.13.63.33.43.63.72.7
Seneca3.32.23.41.31.911.62.81.52.21.01.12.32.54.95.94.13.63.32.6
Wayne2.12.01.41.52.213.11.81.41.61.51.42.02.11.31.31.11.20.91.3
Wyoming3.92.93.01.81.82.03.12.42.12.52.43.71.92.44.83.32.64.11.8
Yates2.72.61.84.63.30.52.13.12.41.02.42.05.12.73.62.11.31.31.5

Source: New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Notes: Rates are per 1,000 youth under 18.




Number of Foster Care Admissions
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
United States291,962294,978301,969295,286304,148310,091302,083292,226272,298253,538252,775251,450251,352254,622264,531269,091272,995269,799262,956
NYS16,24815,74314,84113,17212,24111,05013,84913,13713,16912,51412,17310,69410,0659,5489,5968,8378,3759,0148,323
NYS (excluding NYC)7,3177,2947,0966,7106,8254,7136,3505,8685,9455,4935,2534,9754,9935,0335,2524,9184,6254,6454,598
Region1,0711,0659669571,066891983747667603565561607588635569520527568
Monroe74578068268977352703478425403369341352351330322315323383
Surrounding Counties326285284268293839280269242200196220255237305247205204185
Genesee60404740514938344332283748365551301936
Livingston33283744297062534834351224342839333322
Ontario525455525519343543134394338396741374342
Orleans40484136519830413329202537312828303021
Seneca271828111591221217881718354229252318
Wayne555034375431643333635304344272621231724
Wyoming41303018171929221922213116193826203214
Yates181712302131320156151230162112778

Source: New York State Office of Children and Family Services











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
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