Re-entry to Foster Care Within 1 Year of Previous Discharge Summary and Detail

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Background of the Report

These two reports identify the children who did and those who did not meet the national standard for the length of time between the last discharge from foster care and their re-entry to foster care. The federal definition of this indicator is: Of all children who entered care during the year, what percentage re-entered foster care within 12 months of a prior foster care episode? The national standard is 8.6%.

Purpose of the Report

OCFS is, through its PIP (Program Improvement Plan), identifying policy, programmatic and practice steps to be taken to improve this rate. These reports are intended to help identify potential systemic factors contributing to what is a success for some children and what may be barriers for others. Key pieces of information from CCRS are presented. Further details of foster care outcomes are available in CCRS and/or the local case records.

Report Description

The Re-entry to Foster Care Within 1 Year of a Previous Discharge rate is derived from New York's AFCARS submissions. The following definition is used by the Children's Bureau for re-entry to foster care: The universe (or base population) is a count of unique (distinct) children admitted during a federal fiscal year. The numerator for this population is a unique count of children who at the time of admission were within one year of discharge from a preceding placement. Success is considered any rate below the National Standard of 8.6%.

For More Information

From any District, you may drill to a Detail report, which will list each of the District's children included in the universe, information about that child and how that child contributed to the district's rate. If the District is no longer responsible for the child, the values for office, unit and worker will be empty.