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Two or Fewer Placement Settings and In Care Less Than 1 Year - Summary and Detail

Background of the Reports

These two reports identify the children who did and those who did not meet the national standard for the number of moves in the current placement episode. The federal definition of this indicator is: Of all children who have been in foster care less than 12 months from the time of latest removal from home, what percentage have had no more than two placement settings? The national standard is 86.7%.

Purpose of the Reports

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 Two or Fewer Placement Settings and In Care Less Than 1 Year rate is derived from New York's AFCARS submissions. The following definition is used by the Children's Bureau for stability of placement: The universe (or base population) is a count of unique (distinct) children who on the last day of a federal fiscal year had been in care less than one year. The numerator for this population is a unique count of children who had two or fewer placements during that period. Success is considered any rate above the National Standard of 86.7%.

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.