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 2017, 2.1 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 2017, Monroe's rate was 2.0 children per 1,000, the same rate as 2014 through 2016. In the surrounding area, the counties with the highest rates of foster care admissions in 2017 were Orleans (3.7), Seneca (3.6) and Livingston ( 2.9). Counties with the lowest rates in 2017 were Wayne (1.2) and Yates (1.3).

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.

Rate of Foster Care Admissions
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States4.04.14.14.04.14.24.13.93.73.43.43.43.43.53.63.63.7
NYS3.53.43.22.92.73.93.13.03.02.92.82.52.42.22.32.12.02.0
NYS (excluding NYC)2.72.72.62.52.54.12.42.22.32.12.11.92.02.02.12.01.92.0
Region3.53.53.23.23.63.13.42.62.42.22.12.12.32.32.42.22.12.1
Monroe3.94.13.73.74.20.34.02.72.52.42.22.12.22.22.02.02.02.0
Surrounding Counties2.72.42.42.32.67.52.52.52.21.91.82.12.52.43.12.62.22.2
Genesee3.82.63.12.73.53.42.72.43.22.42.12.63.83.04.44.22.52.5
Livingston2.21.92.53.02.05.04.53.93.52.62.50.91.92.72.33.32.82.9
Ontario2.02.12.22.12.27.71.72.21.31.41.51.81.71.72.81.71.61.6
Orleans3.54.23.73.34.79.22.94.03.33.02.12.84.13.63.33.33.63.7
Seneca3.32.23.41.31.911.62.81.52.21.01.12.21.94.75.94.13.83.6
Wayne2.12.01.41.52.213.11.81.41.61.51.31.92.11.41.41.11.21.2
Wyoming3.92.93.01.81.82.03.12.42.12.52.43.71.92.44.83.42.62.6
Yates2.72.61.84.63.30.52.13.12.41.02.62.05.12.73.62.11.21.3

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




Number of Foster Care Admissions
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States291,962294,978301,969295,286304,148310,091302,083292,226272,298253,538252,775251,450251,352254,719265,364268,720273,539
NYS16,24815,74314,84113,17212,24117,38613,84913,13713,16912,51412,12510,58210,0779,5009,5168,7718,3758,375
NYS (excluding NYC)7,3177,2947,0966,7106,82511,0496,3505,8685,9455,4935,2484,8705,0015,0055,2094,8664,6254,625
Region1,0711,0659669571,066891983747667603566557609591630568522520
Monroe74578068268977352703478425403375342354353327322315315
Surrounding Counties326285284268293839280269242200191215255238303246207205
Genesee604047405149383443322834493754513030
Livingston332837442970625348343312243328393333
Ontario5254555255193435431343642413964393737
Orleans404841365198304133292026373128283030
Seneca2718281115912212178816143442292725
Wayne5550343754316433336352942442928212323
Wyoming413030181719292219222131161938272020
Yates18171230213132015616123016211277

Source: New York State Office of Children and Family Services











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
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