Outcome Charts

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Data Notes
This metric counts the number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year. Cases lasting less than 7 days are excluded. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

A Note on Totals
Population counts may be culled from records missing geographic, demographic or placement type information. As a result, totals between breakdowns may not be identical. For example, adding numbers for all regions for a given set of the population (Cook, Northern, Central, and Southern) may not produce the same total as that listed for all races (Black, White, Hispanic, Other).

Data Notes
This metric counts the number of children in substitute care at the end of the fiscal year. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

A Note on Totals
Population counts may be culled from records missing geographic, demographic or placement type information. As a result, totals between breakdowns may not be identical. For example, adding numbers for all regions for a given set of the population (Cook, Northern, Central, and Southern) may not produce the same total as that listed for all races (Black, White, Hispanic, Other).

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children entering substitute care and staying for at least one year, and calculates the percentage of those children that had two or fewer placements within their first year in substitute care. The following placement types were excluded from the calculation: runaway, detention, respite care (defined as a placement of less than 30 days where the child returns to the same placement), hospital stays, and placements coded as ‘unknown whereabouts.’ Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children entering substitute care during the fiscal year and calculates the percentage of those children that were reunified, were adopted, or attained subsidized guardianship within 12 months of their date of entry into substitute care (cases lasting less than 7 days excluded).  Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children entering substitute care during the fiscal year and calculates the percentage of those children that were reunified, were adopted, or attained subsidized guardianship within 24 months of their date of entry into substitute care (cases lasting less than 7 days excluded).  Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children entering substitute care during the fiscal year and calculates the percentage of those children that were reunified, were adopted, or attained subsidized guardianship within 36 months of their date of entry into substitute care (cases lasting less than 7 days excluded).  Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children placed in substitute care during the fiscal year, and calculates the percentage of those children that had a substantiated report during placement. This analysis excludes cases lasting less than 7 days, placements lasting less than 7 days, and reports made less than 7 days into the placement. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric is computed by taking the sum of indicated/substantiated child reports, dividing that by the total number of child reports, and multiplying the result by 100. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015. All data in these charts is limited to closed investigations, and excludes records with either missing, unknown, or out-of-state/out-of-country locations.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric is computed by taking the sum of indicated/substantiated family reports, dividing that by the total number of family reports, and multiplying the result by 100. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015. All data in these charts is limited to closed investigations, and excludes records with either missing, unknown, or out-of-state/out-of-country locations.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children who are served at home in an intact family case, and calculates the percentage of those children who experienced a substantiated report of maltreatment within a year of their case open date. Intact family cases are defined as those in which all children in a family are at home at the time the family case opens and they do not enter substitute care within 30 days after case opening. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children with a substantiated report of maltreatment during the fiscal year, and calculates the percentage of those children that had another substantiated report of maltreatment within 12 months of the initial report. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

Data Notes
This metric takes the sum of all children ages 12 to 17 entering substitute care, and calculates the percentage of those children that ran away from their substitute care placement within one year from the case opening date. Runaway includes 'runaway,' 'abducted,' and ‘whereabouts unknown.’ Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

Directions
Using the menus on the left, add or remove series by selecting TRENDS, add or remove charts by selecting CHARTS, and use the YEARS checkboxes to lengthen or shorten the series. In the charts themselves, click on a series name to hide or show its data, and hover over data points to view them individually.

The Outcome Charts tool features a subset of our child welfare outcome indicators, along with key metrics on child welfare reporting in Illinois. The data is displayed as either line- or bar-graphs, with Fiscal Year on the x-axis. You can layer demographic (age, race, gender) and area (region, sub-region) series onto the charts to visualize change over time and for a variety of population subsets. Start by selecting one of the metrics below.

Numbers of Children in and Entering Substitute Care

Outcome Indicators: Attaining Permanency

Outcome Indicators: Child Safety

Outcome Indicators: Children in Substitute Care

Population Metrics: Indication Rates

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