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 2018 through September 2019
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports15,61245.5 per 10K59.0 per 10K64
Unique Children Subject of Maltreatment Reports13,663/15,61287.5%83.7%5
Children Subject of Maltreatment Investigations11,19732.6 per 10K44.1 per 10K64
Children Subject of Alternative Response00.0 per 10K0.0 per 10K34
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports3501.0 per 10K0.4 per 10K9
Children Subject of Non-Alleged Reports4,06511.8 per 10K14.5 per 10K61
Victim Reports1,1383.3 per 10K5.8 per 10K64
Victim Reports of Neglect6241.8 per 10K3.0 per 10K61
Victim Reports of Physical Abuse640.2 per 10K0.4 per 10K56
Victim Reports of Sexual Abuse980.3 per 10K0.5 per 10K57.5
Victim Reports of Other Abuse3521.0 per 10K1.9 per 10K57.5
Victims Removed to Foster Care652/1,13857.3%38.6%6
Non-Victims Removed to Foster Care368/10,0593.7%3.2%18.5
Children Subject of Alternative Response Removed to Foster Care0/0nanana
Children Subject of Undetermined Reports Removed to Foster Care14/3504%2.6%8.5
Removed to Foster Care Before Report5/1,1890.4%0.6%24
Removed to Foster Care within 3 Days of Report385/1,18932.4%30.3%22
Removed to Foster Care within 7 Days of Report426/1,18935.8%36.1%35
Median Days from Report to Removal1,18934.0 days30.0 days28.5
90th Percentile Days from Report to Removal1,189388.0 days402.0 days33.5
Removed to Foster Care Prior to Start of Investigation7/1,1890.6%1%28
Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2018 to March 2019 44/1,3123.4%4.4%46
Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2018 to March 2019 14/7162%2.1%22
Non-Removed Victims Revictimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2018 to March 2019 30/5965%5.7%38.5
Non-Victims Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2018 to March 2019 260/11,8372.2%3%52
Alternative Response Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2018 to March 2019 0/0nanana
Undetermined Reports Victimized within 6 Months, Disposed April 2018 to March 2019 1/3880.3%1.4%17

Palm Beach County Children Removed to Foster Care
During October 2019 through September 2020
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Removals to Foster Care65122.6 per 10K31.0 per 10K60
Average Monthly Removals to Foster Care54.21.9 per 10K2.6 per 10K60
Reentries to Foster Care142/65121.8%20.6%25.5
Reentries to Foster Care within 12 months of Previous Discharge58/6518.9%7.9%21
Removals for Neglect618/65195%56%3
Removals for Caretaker Drug or Alcohol Use296/65145%54%55
Removals for Physical Abuse79/65112%13%28
Removals for Caretaker Inability to Cope105/65116%19%23.5
Removals for Inadequate Housing96/65115%13%14.5
Removals for Incarceration28/6514%6%39
Removals for Child Behavior25/6514%2%9.5
Removals for Abandonment52/6518%8%27.5
Removals for Sexual Abuse28/6514%4%23
Removals to Non-Relative Foster Care First Setting129/42330%35%46.5
Removals to Relative Foster Care First Setting273/42365%60%27
Removals to Pre-Adoptive Home First Setting4/4231%1%18
Removals to Group Home First Setting12/4233%2%15
Removals to Institution First Setting2/4230%0%40.5
Removals to Home Visit First Setting0/4230%0%34
Removals to Runaway First Setting0/4230%0%35.5
Removals to ILP First Setting3/4231%1%23.5
Discharged within 1 Month of October 2019 through August 2020 Removal35/6126%3%8.5
Permanence within 12 months of October 2018 through September 2019 Removal394/91043%37%19
IV-E Reimbursed in Removal Cohort (excludes latest 6 months)77/31325%34%50

Palm Beach County Children in Foster Care
During October 2019 through September 2020
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Children in Region on September 30 2020289,733nana5
AIAN Children on AIAN Lands in Region on September 30 2020nananana
Children in Care on September 30 20191,21642.0 per 10K57.0 per 10K54.5
Children in Care on September 30 20201,06437.0 per 10K55.0 per 10K61.5
Average Daily Children in Care1,14139.4 per 10K55.1 per 10K61
Total Children Served in Foster Care During October 2019 through September 2020 1,867nana6
Total Days Children Spent in Foster Care During October 2019 through September 2020 420,45814,566.0 per 10K20,199.0 per 10K60
Total Days Children Spent in Foster Care Away From Family During October 2019 through September 2020 474,69616,445.0 per 10K23,683.0 per 10K55
Accumulated Out of Home Placement-Days on September 30 2020536,75318,526.0 per 10K28,045.0 per 10K56
Average Monthly Foster Care Costs During October 2019 through September 2020 00.0 per 10K62.0 per 10K41.5
Children in Congregate Settings on September 30 20201023.5 per 10K4.7 per 10K49
Children In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 20201736.0 per 10K12.9 per 10K64
17-Year-Olds In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 2020401.4 per 10K1.5 per 10K39.5
Children in Non-Relative Foster Care on Last Day424/1,06440%44%45
Children in Relative Foster Care on Last Day462/1,06443%42%38.5
Children in Pre-Adoptive Home on Last Day11/1,0641%2%37
Children in Group Home on Last Day86/1,0648%7%23.5
Children in Institution on Last Day16/1,0642%1%18
Children in Home Visit on Last Day0/1,0640%0%34
Children in Runaway on Last Day8/1,0641%1%16.5
Children in ILP on Last Day57/1,0645%3%8
Children Investigated for Maltreatment in Care during September 2018 through August 2019 196/2,0239.69%9.04%21
Children Victimized in Care during September 2018 through August 2019 23/2,0231.14%1.5%33
Children Victimized in Care during September 2018 through August 2019 by Parent8/2,0230.4%0.42%16
Children Victimized in Care during September 2018 through August 2019 by Foster Parent or Facility Staff0/2,0230%0.02%36.5
Children Over 12 in Group Settings on September 30 202079/10277%71%31.5
Placement Moves During First 12 Months In Care per 1,000 Child-Days377/102,0773.7 Per 1K Days4.4 Per 1K Days39
Placements Moves Toward Permanency118/50124%24%35.5
Lateral Placements Moves287/50157%58%35.5
Placements Moves Away from Permanency96/50119%18%21
IV-E Reimbursement Rate, Children In Care on September 30 2020329/1,06431%35%43.5
Long Term Foster Care Plan Goal, Children In Care on September 30 20200/1,0640%0%34
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on September 30 20191,2168.7 months11.3 months55
Median Length of Stay, Children In Care on September 30 20201,06413.1 months12.6 months19
Permanency within 12 Months, Children In Care on September 30 2019582/1,21648%45%29.5
Permanency within 12 Months, Children with Both TPRs In Care on September 30 201998/20249%54%48
In Care Over 18 Months on September 30 2020357/1,06434%35%28.5
In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2020203/1,06419%23%37
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2020165/1,06416%17%32
In Non-Relative Care Over 24 Months with Both TPRs on September 30 202072/16544%66%61.5
In Care Over 18 Months on September 30 2019 Permanent within 12 Months116/26144%48%44.5
In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2019 Permanent within 12 Months65/17038%45%49
Entering 18th Month In Care during October 2018 through September 2019 Permanent within 12 Months127/22556%52%37

Palm Beach County Children Discharged
During October 2019 through September 2020
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Total Discharges794/288,66527.5 per 10K31.9 per 10K54
Children Discharged for Reunification 448/79456%44%7.5
Children Discharged for Relative 0/7940%0%35
Children Discharged for Adoption 140/79418%32%60
Children Discharged for Transfer 0/7940%0%35
Children Discharged for Emancipation 56/7947%5%18
Children Discharged for Guardianship 148/79419%17%29.5
Children Discharged for Runaway 0/7940%0%34
Children Discharged for Death 0/7940%0%36
Children Discharged for Unknown 2/7940%1%49.5
Children Discharged for Adoption Linked 140/140100%100%33.5
Children Discharged for Adoption to Stepparent 0/1400%0%34.5
Children Discharged for Adoption to Relative 59/14042%49%48
Children Discharged for Adoption to Foster Parent 40/14029%26%20.5
Children Discharged for Adoption to Non-Relative 30/14021%24%39
Children Discharged for Adoption to Unknown 11/1408%2%3
Children Discharged for Adoption to Family 59/14042%49%48.5
Children Discharged for Adoption to Same Race 122/14087%90%57
Children Discharged for Adoption to Family Or Same Race 122/14087%92%61
Median Length of Stay in Foster Care79412.1 months15.2 months55.5
Median Months from Removal to Reunification Discharge4489.8 months10.5 months35.5
Median Months from Removal to Relative Discharge0na12.0 monthsna
Median Months from Removal to Guardianship Discharge14815.3 months14.7 months25
Median Months from Removal to Adoption Discharge14024.0 months26.8 months44
Reunified within 72 Hours7/4482%1%15
Reunified within 12 Months300/44867%61%30.5
Adopted within 24 Months70/14050%41%24
Adopted within 48 Months126/14090%92%51.5
Median Months from Removal to TPR Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months13815.5 months16.2 months37
Median Months from TPR to Final Adoption Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months1407.8 months9.9 months45.5
In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 185/862%63%23
In Care with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 183/475%62%16.5
Adoption Discharges140/288,6654.8 per 10K10.2 per 10K62
Non-Permanent Discharges58/288,6652 per 10K2.1 per 10K29
Non-Permanent Discharges Among Children with Both TPRs5/1583%3%24.5
Discharged Runaways Under 18 on September 30 202000.0 per 1M0.0 per 1M34
Children Victimized within 6 Months After Discharge during March 2018 through February 2019 9/7701.2%1.9%30.5
Children Discharged for Reunification October 2018 through September 2019 Reentering within 12 Months36/4009%8.8%28
Children Discharged for Relative October 2018 through September 2019 Reentering within 12 Months0/0na0%na
Children Discharged for Adoption October 2018 through September 2019 Reentering within 12 Months0/1750%0%33.5
Children Discharged for Transfer October 2018 through September 2019 Reentering within 12 Months0/0na0%na
Children Discharged for Emancipation October 2018 through September 2019 Reentering within 12 Months10/6615.2%8.7%8.5
Children Discharged for Guardianship October 2018 through September 2019 Reentering within 12 Months0/1330%3%46.5
Children Discharged for Runaway October 2018 through September 2019 Reentering within 12 Months0/0nanana

Palm Beach County Child and Family Services Review Measures
During October 2019 through September 2020
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
Maltreatment Reports During October 2018 through September 2019 15,61245.5 per 10K59.0 per 10K64
Substantiated Maltreatment Victims During October 2018 through September 2019 1,1383.3 per 10K5.8 per 10K64
Removals During Period6511.9 per 10K2.6 per 10K60
In-care on September 30 20201,06437.0 per 10K55.0 per 10K61.5
Total Children Servednananana
Discharges During Period794nana4
S1.1: Non-Recurrence of Substantiated Maltreatment within 6 Months 631/64997.2%95.7%29
S1.2: Non-Maltreated by Foster Parent or Facility Staff October 2018 through September 2019 2,044/2,044100%99.99%32
C1.1: Discharged to Reunification or Relative within 12 Months290/43866%60%31
C1.2: Discharged to Reunification or Relative Median Length of Stay4389.8 months10.6 months38.5
C1.3: Removed During 6-Months before October 01 2019, Discharged to Reunification or Relative143/36639%27%12.5
C1.4: Discharged During 12-Months before October 01 2019, Reentering within 12 Months72/44716.1%14.5%22.5
C2.1: Discharged to Adoption within 24 Months70/14050%41%24
C2.2: Discharged to Adoption Median Length of Stay14024.0 months26.8 months44
C2.3: In-care 17+ Months on October 01 2019, Adopted During Period75/22134%40%48.5
C2.4: In-care 17+ Months on October 01 2019, Freed for Adoption During First 6 Months of Period17/11715%29%45
C2.5: Legally Freed October 2018 through September 2019 , Adopted within 12 Months111/16468%55%19.5
C3.1: In-care 24+ Months on October 01 2019, Permanent By 18th Birthday65/15841%46%42.5
C3.2: Discharges to Permanency Among Legally Free Children153/15897%97%42.5
C3.3: Emancipated After In-care 3+ Years10/4920%31%40
C4.1: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care <12 Months747/85587%84%23
C4.2: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care 12 to 24 Months407/60068%66%36.5
C4.3: Two or Fewer Placement Settings, In-care Over 24 Months137/32243%41%24.5

Palm Beach County Court Improvement Program Reporting Measures
During October 2019 through September 2020
CountRateState RateRank
(high=1 to low=67)
CIP1.1: Free for Adoption or Living with Family within 15 Months of July 2018 through June 2019 Removal645/79981%77%26
CIP1.2: Discharged within 1 Month of October 2019 through August 2020 Removal35/6126%3%8.5
CIP1.3: Permanent within 12 Months of October 2018 through September 2019 Removal394/91043%37%19
CIP1.4: In Care Over 24 Months on September 30 2019 Permanent within 12 Months65/17038%45%49
CIP1.5: TPRs Completed during Latest 12 Months within 15 Months of Removal81/13660%45%18
CIP1.6: In Care with Both TPRs on September 30 2019 Permanent within 12 Months98/20249%54%48
CIP1.7: In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 185/862%63%23
CIP1.8: In Care 12+ Months with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 183/475%62%16.5

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