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Placement Stability ¹


Adams County Children Entering Substitute CareDays in Substitute CareMovesMove Rate per 1,000 Days
2014 295,966223.7
2015 396,094284.6
2016 396,669192.8
2017 6910,415424.0
2018 6612,951382.9
2019 8913,754181.3
2020 6711,064373.3

Note: For county-level data, if you are interested in breakdowns of race, age, and gender, please email danzap@illinois.edu.


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¹Definition: Of all children who entered substitute care during the fiscal year, the rate of placement moves per 1,000 days of care.
Denominator: Among the children who entered substitute care during the year, the total number of days they were in substitute care at the end of the fiscal year.
Numerator: The number of placement moves during the fiscal year.
Adjustment: The result is multiplied by 1,000 to produce larger numbers that are easier to understand.
Exclusions: 1) Children who enter care and stay 7 days or fewer are excluded; 2) for youth who enter at age 17 and turn 18 during the period, any time in substitute care beyond the 18th birthday or placement changes after that date are excluded; 3) the initial removal from the home is not counted as a placement move.

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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