Statistics for Palm Beach County

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Statistics for Larger Regions: DCF Southeast Region, Fifteenth Circuit.

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Palm Beach County Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports (duplicated)
During October 2016 through September 2017
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports16,50948.9 per 10K62.1 per 10K63
Unique Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports14,242/16,50986.3%83.5%5.5
Children Subject of Maltreatment Investigations12,26036.3 per 10K47.8 per 10K64
Children Subject of Alternative Response00.0 per 10K0.0 per 10K34
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports2950.9 per 10K0.3 per 10K8.5
Children Subject of Non-Maltreatment Reports3,95411.7 per 10K14.1 per 10K59
Victim Reports1,2163.6 per 10K7.1 per 10K64
Victim Reports of Neglect6622.0 per 10K3.6 per 10K62.5
Victim Reports of Physical Abuse640.2 per 10K0.5 per 10K60
Victim Reports of Sexual Abuse1060.3 per 10K0.4 per 10K56.5
Victim Reports of Other Abuse3841.1 per 10K2.6 per 10K63
Victims Removed to Foster Care484/1,21639.8%37%29
Victims Not Removed to Foster Care732/1,21660.2%63%39
Non-Victims Removed to Foster Care485/11,0444.4%3.9%13.5
Children Subject of Alternative Response Removed to Foster Care0/0nanana
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports Removed to Foster Care7/2952.4%3.9%17
Removed to Foster Care Before Report8/1,1010.7%0.7%17.5
Removed to Foster Care within 3 Days of Report269/1,10124.4%28.7%39.5
Removed to Foster Care within 7 Days of Report313/1,10128.4%34%45
Median Days from Report to Removal1,10158.0 days35.0 days8
Removed to Foster Care Prior to Start of Investigation13/1,1011.2%1.2%20.5
Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2016 to March 2017 55/1,3814%5.1%39.5
Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2016 to March 2017 16/5542.9%2.7%20
Non-Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2016 to March 2017 39/8274.7%6.4%44
Non-Victims Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2016 to March 2017 315/13,1112.4%3.4%59
Alternative Response Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2016 to March 2017 0/0nanana
Undetermined Reports Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2016 to March 2017 0/1060%2%25

Palm Beach County Children Removed to Foster Care
During October 2017 through September 2018
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Removals to Foster Care85530.1 per 10K38.1 per 10K55
Average Monthly Removals to Foster Care71.22.5 per 10K3.2 per 10K55
Reentries to Foster Care135/85515.8%19.7%43
Reentries to Foster Care within 12 months of Previous Discharge48/8555.6%7.2%38
Removals for Neglect762/85589%56%2
Removals for Caretaker Drug or Alcohol Use403/85547%51%52
Removals for Physical Abuse96/85511%11%31
Removals for Caretaker Inability to Cope120/85514%17%28.5
Removals for Inadequate Housing88/85510%12%36
Removals for Incarceration46/8555%8%47.5
Removals for Child Behavior58/8557%3%6
Removals for Abandonment76/8559%8%19.5
Removals for Sexual Abuse26/8553%4%31
Discharged within 1 Month of Removal41/8075%3%13
Permanence within 12 months of October 2016 through September 2017 Removal334/67549%41%16
IV-E Reimbursed in Removal Cohort (excludes latest 6 months)83/39121%21%30.5

Palm Beach County Children in Foster Care
During October 2017 through September 2018
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Children in Region on September 30 2018285,087nana5
AIAN Children on AIAN Lands in Region on September 30 2018nananana
Children in Care on September 30 20171,01236.0 per 10K58.0 per 10K62.5
Children in Care on September 30 20181,04937.0 per 10K57.0 per 10K59.5
Average Daily Children in Care1,04636.9 per 10K57.6 per 10K62
Total Out of Home Placement-Days on September 30 2018461,31516,182.0 per 10K26,159.0 per 10K58
Total Children Served in Foster Care During October 2017 through September 2018 1,867nana7
Total Days Children Spent in Foster Care During October 2017 through September 2018 381,93313,447.0 per 10K21,081.0 per 10K62
Total Days Children Spent Out of Home During October 2017 through September 2018 381,93313,447.0 per 10K21,081.0 per 10K62
Average Monthly Foster Care Costs During October 2017 through September 2018 610,55621,497.0 per 10K22,557.0 per 10K32
Children in Congregate Settings on September 30 20181445.1 per 10K6.0 per 10K41
Children In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 20182067.2 per 10K14.1 per 10K58
17-Year-Olds In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 2018150.5 per 10K0.7 per 10K37
Children in Non-Relative Foster Care on Last Day413/1,04939%44%44.5
Children in Relative Foster Care on Last Day462/1,04944%43%35
Children in Pre-Adoptive Home on Last Day22/1,0492%1%22.5
Children in Group Home on Last Day113/1,04911%9%15.5
Children in Institution on Last Day31/1,0493%2%9.5
Children in Home Visit on Last Day0/1,0490%0%34
Children in Runaway on Last Day8/1,0491%1%12.5
Children in ILP on Last Day0/1,0490%0%34
Children Investigated for Maltreatment in Care during September 2016 through August 2017 157/1,7628.91%10.25%43
Children Victimized in Care during September 2016 through August 2017 27/1,7621.53%1.8%31
Children Victimized in Care during September 2016 through August 2017 by Parent6/1,7620.34%0.66%33.5
Children Victimized in Care during September 2016 through August 2017 by Foster Parent or Facility Staff0/1,7620%0.04%38.5
Children Over 12 in Group Settings on September 30 2018121/14484%66%20.5
Placement Moves During First 12 Months In Care per 1,000 Child-Days707/132,5565.3 Per 1K Days5.7 Per 1K Days26.5
Placements Moves Toward Permanency123/53723%26%37.5
Lateral Placements Moves347/53765%58%10.5
Placements Moves Away from Permanency67/53712%16%55
IV-E Reimbursement Rate, Children In Care on September 30 2018281/1,04927%24%26
Long Term Foster Care Plan Goal, Children In Care on September 30 20180/1,0490%0%34
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on September 30 20171,01210.8 months10.5 months23
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on September 30 20181,0499.3 months11.0 months48
Permanency within 12 Months, Children In Care on September 30 2017514/1,01251%48%32.5
Permanency within 12 Months, Children with Both TPRs In Care on September 30 2017105/36229%29%32
In Care Over 18 Months on September 30 2018261/1,04925%30%40.5
In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2018186/1,04918%19%27.5
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2018150/1,04914%14%22
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months with Both TPRs on September 30 2018102/15068%66%41
In Care Over 18 Months on September 30 2017 Permanent within 12 Months153/33646%46%38.5
In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2017 Permanent within 12 Months94/24139%43%38.5
Entering 18th Month In Care during October 2016 through September 2017 Permanent within 12 Months136/26751%53%45.5

Palm Beach County Children Discharged
During October 2017 through September 2018
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Discharges788/284,02127.7 per 10K37.1 per 10K58.5
Children Discharged for Reunification412/78852%47%19
Children Discharged for Relative0/7880%0%37
Children Discharged for Adoption165/78821%27%45
Children Discharged for Transfer0/7880%0%35
Children Discharged for Emancipation65/7888%7%13.5
Children Discharged for Guardianship142/78818%19%38
Children Discharged for Runaway0/7880%0%34
Children Discharged for Death0/7880%0%36.5
Children Discharged for Unknown4/7881%1%13
Median Length of Stay in Foster Care78811.8 months13.5 months48
Median Months from Removal to Reunification Discharge4127.4 months9.2 months48
Median Months from Removal to Relative Discharge0na5.4 monthsna
Median Months from Removal to Guardianship Discharge14212.2 months12.7 months30.5
Median Months from Removal to Adoption Discharge16527.7 months24.8 months15
Reunified within 72 Hours7/4122%1%17
Reunified within 12 Months320/41278%67%16.5
Adopted within 24 Months72/16544%47%38.5
Adopted within 48 Months156/16595%95%44.5
Median Months from Removal to TPR Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months16018.0 months16.1 months20
Median Months from TPR to Final Adoption Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months1647.4 months7.6 months31.5
In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 189/3129%38%35.5
In Care with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 185/1631%39%35
Adoption Discharges165/284,0215.8 per 10K9.9 per 10K58.5
Non-Permanent Discharges69/284,0212.4 per 10K2.7 per 10K45
Non-Permanent Discharges Among Children with Both TPRs18/1909%6%11
Discharged Runaways Under 18 on September 30 2018517.5 per 1M19.5 per 1M4
Children Victimized within 6 Months After Discharge during March 2016 through February 2017 16/8331.9%2.4%29.5
Children Discharged for Reunification October 2016 through September 2017 Reentering within 12 Months25/3237.7%9.2%28.5
Children Discharged for Relative October 2016 through September 2017 Reentering within 12 Months0/0na0%na
Children Discharged for Adoption October 2016 through September 2017 Reentering within 12 Months0/1540%0%31.5
Children Discharged for Transfer October 2016 through September 2017 Reentering within 12 Months0/0na0%na
Children Discharged for Emancipation October 2016 through September 2017 Reentering within 12 Months0/590%0%27
Children Discharged for Guardianship October 2016 through September 2017 Reentering within 12 Months3/1771.7%2.6%24
Children Discharged for Runaway October 2016 through September 2017 Reentering within 12 Months0/0nanana

Palm Beach County Child and Family Services Review Measures
During October 2017 through September 2018
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Maltreatment Reports During October 2016 through September 2017 16,50948.9 per 10K62.1 per 10K63
Substantiated Maltreatment Victims During October 2016 through September 2017 1,2163.6 per 10K7.1 per 10K64
Removals During Period8552.5 per 10K3.2 per 10K55
In-care on September 30 20181,04937.0 per 10K57.0 per 10K59.5
Total Children Servednananana
Discharges During Period788nana4
S1.1: Non-Recurrence of Substantiated Maltreatment within 6 Months 611/64395%94.5%41.5
S1.2: Non-Maltreated by Foster Parent or Facility Staff October 2016 through September 2017 1,758/1,758100%99.97%29.5
C1.1: Discharged to Reunification or Relative within 12 Months305/39777%67%16
C1.2: Discharged to Reunification or Relative Median Length of Stay3977.8 months9.4 months47
C1.3: Removed During 6-Months before October 01 2017, Discharged to Reunification or Relative109/28638%30%19
C1.4: Discharged During 12-Months before October 01 2017, Reentering within 12 Months38/33711.3%13.2%34
C2.1: Discharged to Adoption within 24 Months72/16544%47%38.5
C2.2: Discharged to Adoption Median Length of Stay16527.7 months24.8 months15
C2.3: In-care 17+ Months on October 01 2017, Adopted During Period108/29836%38%39.5
C2.4: In-care 17+ Months on October 01 2017, Freed for Adoption During First 6 Months of Period32/13224%30%39.5
C2.5: Legally Freed October 2016 through September 2017 , Adopted within 12 Months123/19862%61%44.5
C3.1: In-care 24+ Months on October 01 2017, Permanent By 18th Birthday94/24139%43%39.5
C3.2: Discharges to Permanency Among Legally Free Children172/19091%94%55
C3.3: Emancipated After In-care 3+ Years22/6534%31%21
C4.1: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care <12 Months800/1,03078%81%53
C4.2: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care 12 to 24 Months290/42868%65%32
C4.3: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care Over 24 Months139/37337%43%47

Palm Beach County Court Improvement Program Reporting Measures
During October 2017 through September 2018
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
CIP1.1: Free for Adoption or Living with Family within 15 Months of July 2016 through June 2017 Removal522/62983%80%25
CIP1.2: Discharged within 1 Month of Removal44/8645%3%13
CIP1.3: Permanent within 12 Months of October 2016 through September 2017 Removal334/67549%41%16
CIP1.4: In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2017 Permanent within 12 Months94/24139%43%38.5
CIP1.5: TPRs Completed during Latest 12 Months within 15 Months of Removal28/6642%49%41
CIP1.6: In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 2017 Permanent within 12 Months105/36229%29%32
CIP1.7: In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 189/3129%38%35.5
CIP1.8: In Care 12+ Months with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 185/1631%39%35

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