Outcome Charts

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Data Notes
Denominator: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year. Children who enter care and stay less than 8 days are excluded. Numerator: The number of children initially placed in kinship foster homes, traditional foster homes, specialized homes, emergency shelters, and in group homes or institutions. The Kinship Foster Home category includes Delegated Relative Authority (DRA) and Home of Relative (HMR). The Traditional Foster Home category includes Foster Home Boarding DCFS (FHB), Foster Home Indian (FHI), Foster Home Boarding Private Agency (FHP), and Foster Home Adoption (FHA). The Specialized Foster Home category includes Foster Home Specialized (FHS) and Foster Home Treatment (FHT). The Emergency Shelter category includes Youth Emergency Shelters (YES), Agency Foster Care/Shelter Care, Emergency Shelters Institutions, and Emergency Shelters Group Homes. The Group Home or Institution category includes Group Home (GRH), Detention Facility/Jail (DET), Institution DCFS (ICF), Institution Department of Corrections (IDC), Institution Department of Mental Health (IMH), Institution Private Child Care Facility (IPA), Institution Rehabilitation Services (IRS), and Nursing Care Facility (NCF). Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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.

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
Denominator: The number of children in substitute care at the end of the fiscal year. Numerator: The number of children placed in kinship foster homes, traditional foster homes, specialized homes, emergency shelters, and in group homes, institutions, or an independent living arrangement. The Kinship Foster Home category includes Delegated Relative Authority (DRA) and Home of Relative (HMR). The Traditional Foster Home category includes Foster Home Boarding DCFS (FHB), Foster Home Indian (FHI), Foster Home Boarding Private Agency (FHP), and Foster Home Adoption (FHA). The Specialized Foster Home category includes Foster Home Specialized (FHS) and Foster Home Treatment (FHT). The Emergency Shelter category includes Youth Emergency Shelters (YES), Agency Foster Care/Shelter Care, Emergency Shelters Institutions, and Emergency Shelters Group Homes. The Group Home category includes Group Home (GRH). The Institution category includes Detention Facility/Jail (DET), Institution DCFS (ICF), Institution Department of Corrections (IDC), Institution Department of Mental Health (IMH), Institution Private Child Care Facility (IPA), Institution Rehabilitation Services (IRS), and Nursing Care Facility (NCF). The Independent Living category includes Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CIL), Independent Living Only (ILO), and Transitional Living Program (TLP). Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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.

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
Denominator: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year and staying for at least one year. Numerator: The number of children that had two or fewer placements within their first year in substitute care. The following placement types are excluded from the number of placements in this measure: 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 'whereabouts unknown.' Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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
Denominator: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year. Children who enter care and stay less than 8 days are excluded. Numerator: The number of children that were reunified, were adopted, or attained guardianship within 12 months of the date of entry into substitute care. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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
Denominator: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year. Children who enter care and stay less than 8 days are excluded. Numerator: The number of children that were reunified, were adopted, or attained guardianship within 24 months of the date of entry into substitute care. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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
Denominator: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year. Children who enter care and stay less than 8 days are excluded. Numerator: The number of children that were reunified, were adopted, or attained guardianship within 36 months of the date of entry into substitute care.. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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
Denominator: The number of children served in substitute care during the fiscal year. Cases and placements lasting less than 8 days are excluded. Numerator: The number of children that had an indicated report of maltreatment during placement. Reports made less than 8 days into the placement are excluded. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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
Denominator: The number of children served in intact family cases during the fiscal year. Intact family cases are defined as those in which all children in the family are at home at the time the family case opens. Children who enter substitute care within 30 days of the intact family case open date are excluded. Numerator: The number of children that had an indicated report within 12 months of the case open date. Reports made less than 8 days after the intact family case open date are excluded. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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
Denominator: The number of children with an indicated report of maltreatment during the fiscal year. Numerator: The number of children that had an indicated report within 12 months of the initial report. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.

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
Denominator: The number of children ages 12 to 17 entering substitute care during the fiscal year. Children who enter care and stay less than 8 days are excluded. Numerator: The number of 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, 2016.

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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