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 2015 through September 2016
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports16,78048.1 per 10K57.4 per 10K60
Children Subject of Maltreatment Investigations12,59036.1 per 10K44.2 per 10K61
Children Subject of Alternative Response00.0 per 10K0.0 per 10K34
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports00.0 per 10K0.0 per 10K34
Children Subject of Non-Maltreatment Reports4,19012.0 per 10K13.2 per 10K50
Victim Reports1,2793.7 per 10K7.2 per 10K65
Victim Reports of Neglect6801.9 per 10K3.5 per 10K61
Victim Reports of Physical Abuse830.2 per 10K0.5 per 10K59.5
Victim Reports of Sexual Abuse740.2 per 10K0.4 per 10K60.5
Victim Reports of Other Abuse4421.3 per 10K2.8 per 10K63
Victims Removed to Foster Care580/1,27945.3%36.1%13
Victims Not Removed to Foster Care699/1,27954.7%63.9%55
Non-Victims Removed to Foster Care423/11,3113.7%4.2%31.5
Children Subject of Alternative Response Removed to Foster Care0/0nanana
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports Removed to Foster Care0/0nanana
Removed to Foster Care Before Report8/1,1350.7%0.6%17
Removed to Foster Care within 3 Days of Report293/1,13525.8%29%37
Removed to Foster Care within 7 Days of Report345/1,13530.4%34.1%39
Median Days from Report to Removal1,13535.0 days37.0 days35
Removed to Foster Care Prior to Start of Investigation18/1,1351.6%1%11
Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2015 to March 2016 58/1,6913.4%5.1%48
Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2015 to March 2016 10/6651.5%2.5%32.5
Non-Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2015 to March 2016 48/1,0264.7%6.3%45
Non-Victims Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2015 to March 2016 297/12,3742.4%3.3%55.5
Alternative Response Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2015 to March 2016 0/0nanana
Undetermined Reports Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2015 to March 2016 0/0nanana

Palm Beach County Children Removed to Foster Care
During October 2016 through September 2017
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Removals to Foster Care69423.5 per 10K38.1 per 10K61
Average Monthly Removals to Foster Care57.82.0 per 10K3.2 per 10K61
Reentries to Foster Care124/69417.9%19.8%36
Reentries to Foster Care within 12 months of Previous Discharge29/6944.2%6.8%50.5
Removals for Neglect610/69488%55%2
Removals for Caretaker Drug or Alcohol Use301/69443%50%48
Removals for Physical Abuse72/69410%11%39
Removals for Caretaker Inability to Cope124/69418%20%24
Removals for Inadequate Housing54/6948%10%36.5
Removals for Incarceration18/6943%9%56
Removals for Child Behavior42/6946%2%3.5
Removals for Abandonment74/69411%8%6
Removals for Sexual Abuse26/6944%3%26
Discharged within 1 Month of Removal40/6416%4%10.5
Permanence within 12 months of October 2015 through September 2016 Removal391/75652%43%16.5
IV-E Reimbursed in Removal Cohort (excludes latest 6 months)67/31022%8%11

Palm Beach County Children in Foster Care
During October 2016 through September 2017
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Non-Tribe Children in Region on September 30 2017297,476nana5
Children in Care on September 30 20161,06736.0 per 10K54.0 per 10K55.5
Children in Care on September 30 20171,01534.0 per 10K55.0 per 10K61.5
Average Daily Children in Care1,02534.8 per 10K54.9 per 10K60
Total Out of Home Placement-Days on September 30 2017495,64716,662.0 per 10K24,530.0 per 10K54
Total Children Served in Foster Care During October 2016 through September 2017 1,761nana7
Total Days Children Spent in Foster Care During October 2016 through September 2017 374,06212,647.0 per 10K20,058.0 per 10K60
Total Days Children Spent Out of Home During October 2016 through September 2017 374,06212,647.0 per 10K20,058.0 per 10K60
Average Monthly Foster Care Costs During October 2016 through September 2017 506,77317,134.0 per 10K19,967.0 per 10K39
Children in Congregate Settings on September 30 20171645.5 per 10K6.1 per 10K37.5
Children In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 20172257.6 per 10K12.0 per 10K49
17-Year-Olds In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 2017210.7 per 10K0.8 per 10K40
Children in Non-Relative Foster Care on Last Day449/1,01544%43%22
Children in Relative Foster Care on Last Day380/1,01537%44%61.5
Children in Pre-Adoptive Home on Last Day15/1,0151%1%36.5
Children in Group Home on Last Day138/1,01514%9%6
Children in Institution on Last Day26/1,0153%2%12
Children in Home Visit on Last Day0/1,0150%0%34
Children in Runaway on Last Day7/1,0151%1%15.5
Children in ILP on Last Day0/1,0150%0%34
Children Investigated for Maltreatment in Care during September 2015 through August 2016 190/1,9849.58%10.63%40
Children Victimized in Care during September 2015 through August 2016 32/1,9841.61%2.06%35.5
Children Victimized in Care during September 2015 through August 2016 by Parent11/1,9840.55%0.76%31
Children Victimized in Care during September 2015 through August 2016 by Foster Parent or Facility Staff0/1,9840%0.04%39.5
Children Over 12 in Group Settings on September 30 2017138/16484%64%23.5
Placement Moves During First 12 Months In Care per 1,000 Child-Days471/104,1554.5 Per 1K Days5.4 Per 1K Days37.5
Placements Moves Toward Permanency147/52228%26%25.5
Lateral Placements Moves303/52258%57%34.5
Placements Moves Away from Permanency72/52214%17%40.5
IV-E Reimbursement Rate, Children In Care on September 30 2017279/1,01527%10%8.5
Long Term Foster Care Plan Goal, Children In Care on September 30 20170/1,0150%0%34
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on September 30 20161,06710.5 months9.6 months10
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on September 30 20171,01510.9 months10.6 months22.5
Permanency within 12 Months, Children In Care on September 30 2016511/1,06748%48%39.5
Permanency within 12 Months, Children with Both TPRs In Care on September 30 2016101/37427%28%32.5
In Care Over 18 Months on September 30 2017342/1,01534%28%10
In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2017242/1,01524%18%7
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2017197/1,01519%13%6.5
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months with Both TPRs on September 30 2017119/19760%63%50
In Care Over 18 Months on September 30 2016 Permanent within 12 Months103/29635%43%51.5
In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2016 Permanent within 12 Months50/15832%40%47
Entering 18th Month In Care during October 2015 through September 2016 Permanent within 12 Months151/30949%51%45

Palm Beach County Children Discharged
During October 2016 through September 2017
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Discharges720/295,76724.3 per 10K34.7 per 10K54
Children Discharged for Reunification321/72045%48%36.5
Children Discharged for Relative0/7200%0%37.5
Children Discharged for Adoption154/72021%23%39
Children Discharged for Transfer0/7200%0%35.5
Children Discharged for Emancipation59/7208%6%13.5
Children Discharged for Guardianship177/72025%21%30
Children Discharged for Runaway0/7200%0%34
Children Discharged for Death2/7200%0%36.5
Children Discharged for Unknown7/7201%1%18
Median Length of Stay in Foster Care72011.8 months12.5 months46
Median Months from Removal to Reunification Discharge3217.8 months9.0 months47
Median Months from Removal to Relative Discharge0na8.2 monthsna
Median Months from Removal to Adoption Discharge15422.6 months23.8 months44
Reunified within 72 Hours4/3211%2%28
Reunified within 12 Months246/32177%68%21
Adopted within 24 Months87/15456%51%31.5
Adopted within 48 Months149/15497%95%39
Median Months from Removal to TPR Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months15216.0 months15.6 months30.5
Median Months from TPR to Final Adoption Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months1527.1 months7.4 months39.5
In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 186/2326%37%50
In Care with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 184/1040%50%53.5
Adoption Discharges154/295,7675.2 per 10K8.1 per 10K55
Non-Permanent Discharges68/295,7672.3 per 10K2.5 per 10K36
Non-Permanent Discharges Among Children with Both TPRs12/1747%4%18
Discharged Runaways Under 18 on September 30 2017516.8 per 1M25.7 per 1M5
Children Victimized within 6 Months After Discharge during March 2015 through February 2016 11/8591.3%2.5%35
Children Discharged for Reunification October 2015 through September 2016 Reentering within 12 Months21/4374.8%8.9%43
Children Discharged for Relative October 2015 through September 2016 Reentering within 12 Months0/10%0%62.5
Children Discharged for Adoption October 2015 through September 2016 Reentering within 12 Months0/1730%0%37
Children Discharged for Transfer October 2015 through September 2016 Reentering within 12 Months0/0na0%na
Children Discharged for Emancipation October 2015 through September 2016 Reentering within 12 Months0/610%0%41
Children Discharged for Guardianship October 2015 through September 2016 Reentering within 12 Months1/1980.5%2.7%37
Children Discharged for Runaway October 2015 through September 2016 Reentering within 12 Months0/0nanana

Palm Beach County Child and Family Services Review Measures
During October 2016 through September 2017
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Maltreatment Reports During October 2015 through September 2016 16,78048.1 per 10K57.4 per 10K60
Substantiated Maltreatment Victims During October 2015 through September 2016 1,2793.7 per 10K7.2 per 10K65
Removals During Period6942.0 per 10K3.2 per 10K61
In-care on September 30 20171,01534.0 per 10K55.0 per 10K61.5
Total Children Served1,761nana7
Discharges During Period720nana5
S1.1: Non-Recurrence of Substantiated Maltreatment within 6 Months 711/73596.7%95.3%30.5
S1.2: Non-Maltreated by Foster Parent or Facility Staff October 2015 through September 2016 1,978/1,978100%99.97%29.5
C1.1: Discharged to Reunification or Relative within 12 Months226/30175%67%21.5
C1.2: Discharged to Reunification or Relative Median Length of Stay3018.2 months9.3 months44.5
C1.3: Removed During 6-Months before October 01 2016, Discharged to Reunification or Relative104/31433%31%18
C1.4: Discharged During 12-Months before October 01 2016, Reentering within 12 Months43/4629.3%13.6%46
C2.1: Discharged to Adoption within 24 Months87/15456%51%31.5
C2.2: Discharged to Adoption Median Length of Stay15422.6 months23.8 months44
C2.3: In-care 17+ Months on October 01 2016, Adopted During Period73/28825%35%54
C2.4: In-care 17+ Months on October 01 2016, Freed for Adoption During First 6 Months of Period27/15617%24%48.5
C2.5: Legally Freed October 2015 through September 2016 , Adopted within 12 Months144/21567%59%28.5
C3.1: In-care 24+ Months on October 01 2016, Permanent By 18th Birthday50/16031%40%48
C3.2: Discharges to Permanency Among Legally Free Children162/17493%96%54
C3.3: Emancipated After In-care 3+ Years17/5929%29%33
C4.1: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care <12 Months757/88386%82%25
C4.2: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care 12 to 24 Months303/46465%67%49.5
C4.3: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care Over 24 Months149/37540%42%36

Palm Beach County Court Improvement Program Reporting Measures
During October 2016 through September 2017
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
CIP1.1: Free for Adoption or Living with Family within 15 Months of July 2015 through June 2016 Removal604/72483%80%33.5
CIP1.2: Discharged within 1 Month of Removal40/6996%3%10.5
CIP1.3: Permanent within 12 Months of October 2015 through September 2016 Removal391/75652%43%16.5
CIP1.4: In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2016 Permanent within 12 Months50/15832%40%47
CIP1.5: TPRs Completed during Latest 12 Months within 15 Months of Removal34/6354%51%29.5
CIP1.6: In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 2016 Permanent within 12 Months101/37427%28%32.5
CIP1.7: In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 186/2326%37%50
CIP1.8: In Care 12+ Months with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 184/1040%50%53.5

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