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Total Children and Families Served in Foster Care

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Measure

The total number of children and families served by CFSA out of their home.

How This Is Measured

The number of children and families served during the time period reported in foster care. The first dashboard shows the total number of children and families served cumulatively during the month. Specifically, it shows the total number of children served throughout the month, or all of the children who are still in foster care as of the last day of the month and any children who had exited foster care prior to the end of the month (and in foster care for at least one day). Filters at the bottom allow for display of only certain years, quarters, or months. The second dashboard shows the total population by point in time (children in foster care as of the last day of the month) and compares the same month from three consecutive years. The view defaults to the last month in the most recently completed quarter, and by using the filter at the top left the viewer can change to select any month in the year.

Why This Matters

Tracking this information allows CFSA to understand its full population served –This information helps CFSA to better understand the needs of the agency, such as the types and number of needed services.