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Median Length of Stay in Substitute Care ¹


All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Children Entering Care Median Months in Care
2011 4,71934
2012 4,76434
2013 4,74633
2014 4,83834
2015 5,09133
2016 4,64033
2017 4,77932
2018* 4,27234

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Children Entering Care Median Months in Care
2011Black2,04340
White2,32030
Hispanic24638
Other11032
ALL_CHILDREN4,71934
2012Black2,05740
White2,32230
Hispanic26939
Other11426
ALL_CHILDREN4,76434
2013Black2,03239
White2,24528
Hispanic35139
Other11729
ALL_CHILDREN4,74633
2014Black2,14039
White2,24931
Hispanic34338
Other10631
ALL_CHILDREN4,83834
2015Black2,24038
White2,25130
Hispanic46132
Other12736
ALL_CHILDREN5,09133
2016Black1,88937
White2,24330
Hispanic40836
Other7633
ALL_CHILDREN4,64033
2017Black1,83038
White2,38029
Hispanic43236
Other11733
ALL_CHILDREN4,77932
2018*Black1,67739
White2,19831
Hispanic28435
Other8727
ALL_CHILDREN4,27234

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Children Entering Care Median Months in Care
20110 to 21,87834
3 to 585130
6 to 111,02129
12 to 1796944
ALL_CHILDREN4,71934
20120 to 21,88034
3 to 586032
6 to 111,01632
12 to 171,00841
ALL_CHILDREN4,76434
20130 to 21,89731
3 to 580230
6 to 111,04429
12 to 171,00243
ALL_CHILDREN4,74633
20140 to 21,82833
3 to 578833
6 to 111,18333
12 to 171,03942
ALL_CHILDREN4,83834
20150 to 22,05031
3 to 586233
6 to 111,14333
12 to 171,03640
ALL_CHILDREN5,09133
20160 to 21,86731
3 to 577032
6 to 111,06633
12 to 1793738
ALL_CHILDREN4,64033
20170 to 21,90731
3 to 584431
6 to 111,13831
12 to 1789039
ALL_CHILDREN4,77932
2018*0 to 21,81433
3 to 570135
6 to 111,03333
12 to 1772337
ALL_CHILDREN4,27234

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Children Entering Care Median Months in Care
2011Male2,41434
Female2,30535
ALL_CHILDREN4,71934
2012Male2,43135
Female2,33234
ALL_CHILDREN4,76434
2013Male2,44432
Female2,30233
ALL_CHILDREN4,74633
2014Male2,46935
Female2,36934
ALL_CHILDREN4,83834
2015Male2,58433
Female2,50733
ALL_CHILDREN5,09133
2016Male2,40732
Female2,23333
ALL_CHILDREN4,64033
2017Male2,46532
Female2,31432
ALL_CHILDREN4,77932
2018*Male2,21434
Female2,05835
ALL_CHILDREN4,27234

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Children Entering Care Median Months in Care
2011Cook1,12250
Northern1,01131
Central1,64629
Southern94029
ALL_CHILDREN4,71934
2012Cook1,36148
Northern1,06032
Central1,45330
Southern88827
ALL_CHILDREN4,76434
2013Cook1,27747
Northern1,18729
Central1,55129
Southern73026
ALL_CHILDREN4,74633
2014Cook1,36848
Northern1,07931
Central1,55130
Southern84027
ALL_CHILDREN4,83834
2015Cook1,50044
Northern1,05028
Central1,66529
Southern87632
ALL_CHILDREN5,09133
2016Cook1,25048
Northern90827
Central1,60027
Southern88232
ALL_CHILDREN4,64033
2017Cook1,19348
Northern85527
Central1,76229
Southern96930
ALL_CHILDREN4,77932
2018*Cook1,05041
Northern63827
Central1,64729
Southern93735
ALL_CHILDREN4,27234

All Children | Race | Age Group | Gender | Region | Sub-Region |
Illinois
Total
Children Entering Care Median Months in Care
2011Cook North22251
Cook Central43143
Cook South46957
Aurora54530
Rockford46634
Champaign59428
Peoria74230
Springfield31034
East St Louis43535
Marion50526
ALL_CHILDREN4,71934
2012Cook North28742
Cook Central52144
Cook South55354
Aurora57535
Rockford48530
Champaign52228
Peoria61331
Springfield31831
East St Louis33532
Marion55325
ALL_CHILDREN4,76434
2013Cook North24050
Cook Central55446
Cook South48348
Aurora56330
Rockford62428
Champaign58428
Peoria62730
Springfield34029
East St Louis26030
Marion47024
ALL_CHILDREN4,74633
2014Cook North25943
Cook Central53847
Cook South57150
Aurora51335
Rockford56629
Champaign66927
Peoria54031
Springfield34234
East St Louis27736
Marion56324
ALL_CHILDREN4,83834
2015Cook North29040
Cook Central62244
Cook South58847
Aurora56530
Rockford48526
Champaign66426
Peoria61030
Springfield39134
East St Louis31442
Marion56228
ALL_CHILDREN5,09133
2016Cook North32244
Cook Central45748
Cook South47151
Aurora41429
Rockford49426
Champaign53824
Peoria62130
Springfield44127
East St Louis38336
Marion49928
ALL_CHILDREN4,64033
2017Cook North27047
Cook Central37248
Cook South55149
Aurora39027
Rockford46528
Champaign65226
Peoria58829
Springfield52233
East St Louis39434
Marion57528
ALL_CHILDREN4,77932
2018*Cook North26840
Cook Central31441
Cook South46841
Aurora33428
Rockford30426
Champaign54624
Peoria59029
Springfield51133
East St Louis39537
Marion54233
ALL_CHILDREN4,27234


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¹Definition: The median length of stay in substitute care of all children who enter substitute care during the fiscal year.
Population: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year.
Exclusions: Children who enter care and stay 7 days or fewer 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. If the child has more than one spell during the fiscal year, the first spell is selected.

* Years marked with an asterisk (*) do not reflect a complete year of data.

Totals 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.

The data used to compute these indicators come from two Illinois DCFS data systems: the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) and the Child and Youth Centered Information System (CYCIS). Both the SACWIS data and the CYCIS data were extracted on 6/30/2021. All indicators are calculated based on the state fiscal year, which spans the 12-month period from July 1 to June 30.
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