Statistics for Palm Beach County

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

Tables:

Palm Beach County Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports (duplicated)
During October 2017 through September 2018
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports16,18047.5 per 10K62.0 per 10K64
Unique Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports14,011/16,18086.6%83.4%6
Children Subject of Maltreatment Investigations11,71434.4 per 10K47.1 per 10K64
Children Subject of Alternative Response00.0 per 10K0.0 per 10K34
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports4331.3 per 10K0.4 per 10K8
Children Subject of Non-Maltreatment Reports4,03311.8 per 10K14.6 per 10K62
Victim Reports1,2613.7 per 10K6.5 per 10K62.5
Victim Reports of Neglect7242.1 per 10K3.4 per 10K61
Victim Reports of Physical Abuse760.2 per 10K0.4 per 10K61
Victim Reports of Sexual Abuse790.2 per 10K0.4 per 10K61
Victim Reports of Other Abuse3821.1 per 10K2.2 per 10K58.5
Victims Removed to Foster Care691/1,26154.8%37.2%8
Victims Not Removed to Foster Care570/1,26145.2%62.8%60
Non-Victims Removed to Foster Care307/10,4532.9%2.4%10.5
Children Subject of Alternative Response Removed to Foster Care0/0nanana
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports Removed to Foster Care7/4331.6%1.1%7
Removed to Foster Care Before Report7/1,1070.6%0.8%27
Removed to Foster Care within 3 Days of Report389/1,10735.1%34.6%28
Removed to Foster Care within 7 Days of Report447/1,10740.4%41.1%30
Median Days from Report to Removal1,10721.0 days20.0 days34.5
90th Percentile Days from Report to Removal1,107330.0 days288.0 days10
Removed to Foster Care Prior to Start of Investigation8/1,1070.7%1.3%36
Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2017 to March 2018 48/1,4473.3%4.5%44.5
Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2017 to March 2018 8/5831.4%2.3%39
Non-Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2017 to March 2018 40/8644.6%5.7%41
Non-Victims Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2017 to March 2018 313/12,0012.6%3.2%47.5
Alternative Response Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2017 to March 2018 0/0nanana
Undetermined Reports Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2017 to March 2018 2/4510.4%2.2%16

Palm Beach County Children Removed to Foster Care
During April 2018 through March 2019
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Removals to Foster Care95133.3 per 10K37.6 per 10K51
Average Monthly Removals to Foster Care79.22.8 per 10K3.1 per 10K50.5
Reentries to Foster Care235/95124.7%23.1%18
Reentries to Foster Care within 12 months of Previous Discharge108/95111.4%9.3%15
Removals for Neglect752/95179%56%4
Removals for Caretaker Drug or Alcohol Use373/95139%49%56.5
Removals for Physical Abuse121/95113%11%22.5
Removals for Caretaker Inability to Cope84/9519%16%47
Removals for Inadequate Housing103/95111%12%33
Removals for Incarceration23/9512%7%56
Removals for Child Behavior46/9515%2%3.5
Removals for Abandonment92/95110%7%15.5
Removals for Sexual Abuse39/9514%3%23
Removals to Non-Relative Foster Care First Setting89/37923%33%54.5
Removals to Relative Foster Care First Setting226/37960%56%24
Removals to Pre-Adoptive Home First Setting4/3791%1%20.5
Removals to Group Home First Setting17/3794%4%15
Removals to Institution First Setting3/3791%0%8.5
Removals to Home Visit First Setting0/3790%0%34
Removals to Runaway First Setting1/3790%0%34.5
Removals to ILP First Setting39/37910%5%6.5
Discharged within 1 Month of April 2018 through February 2019 Removal29/8453%3%26
Permanence within 12 months of April 2017 through March 2018 Removal383/76250%41%15
IV-E Reimbursed in Removal Cohort (excludes latest 6 months)105/39327%26%27.5

Palm Beach County Children in Foster Care
During April 2018 through March 2019
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Children in Region on March 31 2019286,238nana5
AIAN Children on AIAN Lands in Region on March 31 2019nananana
Children in Care on March 31 20181,04137.0 per 10K58.0 per 10K62
Children in Care on March 31 20191,18441.0 per 10K58.0 per 10K55.5
Average Daily Children in Care1,07237.6 per 10K57.4 per 10K61
Total Children Served in Foster Care During April 2018 through March 2019 1,992nana6
Total Days Children Spent in Foster Care During April 2018 through March 2019 390,79613,703.0 per 10K20,954.0 per 10K61
Total Days Children Spent in Foster Care with Own Family During April 2018 through March 2019 167,3435,868.0 per 10K9,353.0 per 10K63
Accumulated Out of Home Placement-Days on March 31 2019467,19916,322.0 per 10K26,803.0 per 10K58
Average Monthly Foster Care Costs During April 2018 through March 2019 624,12421,885.0 per 10K22,420.0 per 10K33
Children in Congregate Settings on March 31 20191475.1 per 10K5.8 per 10K40
Children In Care with Both TPRs on March 31 20191976.9 per 10K14.4 per 10K61
17-Year-Olds In Care with Both TPRs on March 31 2019331.2 per 10K1.3 per 10K36
Children in Non-Relative Foster Care on Last Day473/1,18440%43%45.5
Children in Relative Foster Care on Last Day464/1,18439%41%50
Children in Pre-Adoptive Home on Last Day21/1,1842%2%24
Children in Group Home on Last Day114/1,18410%9%24.5
Children in Institution on Last Day33/1,1843%1%13
Children in Home Visit on Last Day0/1,1840%0%34
Children in Runaway on Last Day9/1,1841%1%15.5
Children in ILP on Last Day70/1,1846%3%4.5
Children Investigated for Maltreatment in Care during September 2017 through August 2018 150/1,8458.13%9.47%41
Children Victimized in Care during September 2017 through August 2018 26/1,8451.41%1.6%37
Children Victimized in Care during September 2017 through August 2018 by Parent10/1,8450.54%0.58%30
Children Victimized in Care during September 2017 through August 2018 by Foster Parent or Facility Staff0/1,8450%0.01%36
Children Over 12 in Group Settings on March 31 2019115/14778%66%26
Placement Moves During First 12 Months In Care per 1,000 Child-Days663/134,0334.9 Per 1K Days5.4 Per 1K Days33
Placements Moves Toward Permanency115/48624%25%33
Lateral Placements Moves287/48659%58%34
Placements Moves Away from Permanency84/48617%17%30.5
IV-E Reimbursement Rate, Children In Care on March 31 2019301/1,18425%28%39
Long Term Foster Care Plan Goal, Children In Care on March 31 20190/1,1840%0%34
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on March 31 20181,0419.2 months10.6 months42
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on March 31 20191,1848.7 months10.9 months47
Permanency within 12 Months, Children In Care on March 31 2018532/1,04151%48%32
Permanency within 12 Months, Children with Both TPRs In Care on March 31 2018104/21249%55%50
In Care Over 18 Months on March 31 2019259/1,18422%31%47.5
In Care Over 24 Months on March 31 2019168/1,18414%20%43
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months on March 31 2019136/1,18411%14%36
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months with Both TPRs on March 31 201990/13666%68%46
In Care Over 18 Months on March 31 2018 Permanent within 12 Months134/29545%47%42.5
In Care Over 24 Months on March 31 2018 Permanent within 12 Months89/21541%42%33
Entering 18th Month In Care during April 2017 through March 2018 Permanent within 12 Months112/20555%52%39.5

Palm Beach County Children Discharged
During April 2018 through March 2019
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Discharges762/285,18126.7 per 10K35.4 per 10K59
Children Discharged for Reunification397/76252%46%14.5
Children Discharged for Relative0/7620%0%36
Children Discharged for Adoption163/76221%29%50.5
Children Discharged for Transfer0/7620%0%35
Children Discharged for Emancipation57/7627%6%16
Children Discharged for Guardianship141/76219%19%30
Children Discharged for Runaway0/7620%0%34
Children Discharged for Death1/7620%0%36
Children Discharged for Unknown3/7620%1%43.5
Median Length of Stay in Foster Care76211.1 months13.8 months60.5
Median Months from Removal to Reunification Discharge3977.2 months9.5 months56
Median Months from Removal to Relative Discharge0na5.9 monthsna
Median Months from Removal to Guardianship Discharge14111.9 months13.1 months39
Median Months from Removal to Adoption Discharge16326.3 months24.9 months22
Reunified within 72 Hours8/3972%1%15.5
Reunified within 12 Months320/39781%66%9
Adopted within 24 Months71/16344%47%36.5
Adopted within 48 Months153/16394%95%48
Median Months from Removal to TPR Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months15817.4 months15.9 months23
Median Months from TPR to Final Adoption Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months1617.0 months7.9 months46
In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 187/2035%45%35
In Care with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 183/743%41%25.5
Adoption Discharges163/285,1815.7 per 10K10.2 per 10K57
Non-Permanent Discharges61/285,1812.1 per 10K2.2 per 10K36
Non-Permanent Discharges Among Children with Both TPRs11/1786%5%21.5
Discharged Runaways Under 18 on March 31 201900.0 per 1M0.5 per 1M35
Children Victimized within 6 Months After Discharge during March 2017 through February 2018 3/7270.4%1.9%42
Children Discharged for Reunification April 2017 through March 2018 Reentering within 12 Months25/3437.3%9.5%37.5
Children Discharged for Relative April 2017 through March 2018 Reentering within 12 Months0/0na0%na
Children Discharged for Adoption April 2017 through March 2018 Reentering within 12 Months0/1590%0%32.5
Children Discharged for Transfer April 2017 through March 2018 Reentering within 12 Months0/0na0%na
Children Discharged for Emancipation April 2017 through March 2018 Reentering within 12 Months1/611.6%5.2%25
Children Discharged for Guardianship April 2017 through March 2018 Reentering within 12 Months3/1691.8%2.6%24.5
Children Discharged for Runaway April 2017 through March 2018 Reentering within 12 Months0/0nanana

Palm Beach County Child and Family Services Review Measures
During April 2018 through March 2019
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Maltreatment Reports During October 2017 through September 2018 16,18047.5 per 10K62.0 per 10K64
Substantiated Maltreatment Victims During October 2017 through September 2018 1,2613.7 per 10K6.5 per 10K62.5
Removals During Period9512.8 per 10K3.1 per 10K50.5
In-care on March 31 20191,18441.0 per 10K58.0 per 10K55.5
Total Children Servednananana
Discharges During Period762nana4
S1.1: Non-Recurrence of Substantiated Maltreatment within 6 Months 682/70197.3%95.9%27
S1.2: Non-Maltreated by Foster Parent or Facility Staff October 2017 through September 2018 1,859/1,859100%99.99%32
C1.1: Discharged to Reunification or Relative within 12 Months307/38480%65%9.5
C1.2: Discharged to Reunification or Relative Median Length of Stay3847.4 months9.7 months55.5
C1.3: Removed During 6-Months before April 01 2018, Discharged to Reunification or Relative145/35141%31%13.5
C1.4: Discharged During 12-Months before April 01 2018, Reentering within 12 Months36/35410.2%13.4%39
C2.1: Discharged to Adoption within 24 Months71/16344%47%36.5
C2.2: Discharged to Adoption Median Length of Stay16326.3 months24.9 months22
C2.3: In-care 17+ Months on April 01 2018, Adopted During Period98/26637%38%46
C2.4: In-care 17+ Months on April 01 2018, Freed for Adoption During First 6 Months of Period30/10429%32%37
C2.5: Legally Freed April 2017 through March 2018 , Adopted within 12 Months121/18665%59%25.5
C3.1: In-care 24+ Months on April 01 2018, Permanent By 18th Birthday89/21541%42%33
C3.2: Discharges to Permanency Among Legally Free Children167/17894%95%44.5
C3.3: Emancipated After In-care 3+ Years15/5726%30%30.5
C4.1: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care <12 Months944/1,14982%81%40.5
C4.2: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care 12 to 24 Months273/43762%64%43
C4.3: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care Over 24 Months136/34340%44%44.5

Palm Beach County Court Improvement Program Reporting Measures
During April 2018 through March 2019
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
CIP1.1: Free for Adoption or Living with Family within 15 Months of January 2017 through December 2017 Removal533/64782%79%25
CIP1.2: Discharged within 1 Month of April 2018 through February 2019 Removal29/8453%3%26
CIP1.3: Permanent within 12 Months of April 2017 through March 2018 Removal383/76250%41%15
CIP1.4: In Care Over 24 Months on March 31 2018 Permanent within 12 Months89/21541%42%33
CIP1.5: TPRs Completed during Latest 12 Months within 15 Months of Removal73/15049%46%28.5
CIP1.6: In Care with Both TPRs on March 31 2018 Permanent within 12 Months104/21249%55%50
CIP1.7: In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 187/2035%45%35
CIP1.8: In Care 12+ Months with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 183/743%41%25.5

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