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For all children¹ entering substitute care for the first time during the fiscal year, what is the median length of stay in substitute care? ²


All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Median Months in Care
N Median
FY
2007 4,60429
2008 5,28431
2009 4,88329
2010 5,06230
2011 4,83530
2012 4,93131
2013 4,82830

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Median Months in Care
N Median
FY
2007Black2,18634
White2,05025
Hispanic25128
Other11711
ALL_CHILDREN4,60429
2008Black2,47038
White2,38525
Hispanic31136
Other11817
ALL_CHILDREN5,28431
2009Black2,19734
White2,29526
Hispanic27829
Other11318
ALL_CHILDREN4,88329
2010Black2,19636
White2,49425
Hispanic26632
Other10620
ALL_CHILDREN5,06230
2011Black2,12537
White2,36326
Hispanic23732
Other11026
ALL_CHILDREN4,83530
2012Black2,13038
White2,40626
Hispanic27530
Other12026
ALL_CHILDREN4,93131
2013Black2,10235
White2,25526
Hispanic35138
Other12029
ALL_CHILDREN4,82830

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Median Months in Care
N Median
FY
2007Under 31,76329
3 to 569128
6 to 856125
9 to 1145926
12 to 1454535
15 to 1752829
18 and Older5745
ALL_CHILDREN4,60429
2008Under 32,05932
3 to 584730
6 to 862628
9 to 1150826
12 to 1458939
15 to 1761030
18 and Older4550
ALL_CHILDREN5,28431
2009Under 31,92430
3 to 575124
6 to 859128
9 to 1148226
12 to 1456130
15 to 1753233
18 and Older4225
ALL_CHILDREN4,88329
2010Under 32,02731
3 to 580327
6 to 860026
9 to 1145525
12 to 1456338
15 to 1756537
18 and Older4927
ALL_CHILDREN5,06230
2011Under 31,87531
3 to 581526
6 to 857224
9 to 1145326
12 to 1449944
15 to 1754138
18 and Older8028
ALL_CHILDREN4,83530
2012Under 31,87932
3 to 586428
6 to 859426
9 to 1145233
12 to 1451638
15 to 1756536
18 and Older6125
ALL_CHILDREN4,93131
2013Under 31,87529
3 to 580328
6 to 858227
9 to 1145626
12 to 1454634
15 to 1751039
18 and Older5538
ALL_CHILDREN4,82830

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Median Months in Care
N Median
FY
2007Male2,35028
Female2,25129
ALL_CHILDREN4,60429
2008Male2,73132
Female2,54431
ALL_CHILDREN5,28431
2009Male2,45930
Female2,42128
ALL_CHILDREN4,88329
2010Male2,65530
Female2,40630
ALL_CHILDREN5,06230
2011Male2,50429
Female2,33131
ALL_CHILDREN4,83530
2012Male2,51331
Female2,41732
ALL_CHILDREN4,93131
2013Male2,48629
Female2,34230
ALL_CHILDREN4,82830

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Median Months in Care
N Median
FY
2007Cook1,27945
Northern78630
Central1,70424
Southern83522
ALL_CHILDREN4,60429
2008Cook1,60048
Northern1,03630
Central1,80525
Southern84323
ALL_CHILDREN5,28431
2009Cook1,28345
Northern1,10928
Central1,65524
Southern83623
ALL_CHILDREN4,88329
2010Cook1,43144
Northern1,00726
Central1,68725
Southern93728
ALL_CHILDREN5,06230
2011Cook1,28847
Northern1,02226
Central1,59626
Southern92925
ALL_CHILDREN4,83530
2012Cook1,42245
Northern1,13528
Central1,45527
Southern91924
ALL_CHILDREN4,93131
2013Cook1,37241
Northern1,21428
Central1,48025
Southern76123
ALL_CHILDREN4,82830

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Median Months in Care
N Median
FY
2007Cook North29354
Cook Central61536
Cook South37145
Aurora48930
Rockford29731
Champaign68522
Peoria69628
Springfield32324
East St Louis45023
Marion38520
ALL_CHILDREN4,60429
2008Cook North41754
Cook Central66041
Cook South52350
Aurora65228
Rockford38434
Champaign71321
Peoria71926
Springfield37329
East St Louis39328
Marion45021
ALL_CHILDREN5,28431
2009Cook North30350
Cook Central52336
Cook South45749
Aurora62525
Rockford48431
Champaign66823
Peoria64524
Springfield34227
East St Louis38328
Marion45319
ALL_CHILDREN4,88329
2010Cook North41142
Cook Central54642
Cook South47449
Aurora52727
Rockford48024
Champaign67324
Peoria70322
Springfield31131
East St Louis44234
Marion49523
ALL_CHILDREN5,06230
2011Cook North29146
Cook Central50043
Cook South49754
Aurora56625
Rockford45627
Champaign58023
Peoria69527
Springfield32127
East St Louis44228
Marion48722
ALL_CHILDREN4,83530
2012Cook North33140
Cook Central55844
Cook South53351
Aurora65630
Rockford47927
Champaign52124
Peoria59429
Springfield34029
East St Louis36829
Marion55121
ALL_CHILDREN4,93131
2013Cook North31538
Cook Central58541
Cook South47242
Aurora59928
Rockford61527
Champaign56224
Peoria60426
Springfield31426
East St Louis28128
Marion48022
ALL_CHILDREN4,82830



¹Totals for “ALL CHILDREN” include records that may be missing geographic or demographic information, and so may exceed the sum of any given breakdown. For example, adding numbers for Cook, Northern, Central, and Southern regions may not produce the same total as that listed for ALL CHILDREN.

²Population: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year. Children who enter care and stay less than 8 days are excluded.
Measure: The median number of months children stay in substitute care. The median represents the amount of time that it took half of children who entered substitute care in a fiscal year to exit care, either through permanence (reunification, adoption, or guardianship) or emancipation. If the child has more than one out-of-home spell during the fiscal year, the first spell is selected.

Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2016.
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