Children in Foster Care, by County, Annually: Beginning 1994

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 10 Jun 2019

The purpose of this data set is to provide information on the total number of admissions, discharges, and children in foster care, the type of care, and total Child Protective Services (CPS) reports indicated during period.

Tags: foster care, cps, foster home, group home

This dataset has the following 17 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
CountycountytextApplicable county or Local District for Social Services (LDSS) in New York State. St. Regis Mohawk is a considered a LDSS and is reported as a separate county for this purpose.
YearyearnumberReporting year for foster care activity.
Adoptive Homeadoptive_homenumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in an adoptive home. Adoptive homes include adoptive and/or adoption subsidized homes.
Agency Operated Boarding Homeagency_operated_boarding_homenumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing in an Agency Operated Boarding Home.
Approved Relative Homeapproved_relative_homenumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing with a relative. The relative has been approved as a foster parent.
Foster Boarding Homefoster_boarding_homenumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing in a regular non-relative foster home.
Group Homegroup_homenumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing in a Congregate Care home.
Group Residencegroup_residencenumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing in a group residence. These are also considered congregate care for youth.
InstitutioninstitutionnumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing in an Institution. This facility type is a larger facility for congregate care.
Supervised Independent Livingsupervised_independent_livingnumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care, but living on their own. These young adults have been approved by OCFS to live on their own.
OtherothernumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing in residential treatment facilities, skilled nursing facilities, specialized schools, etc.
Total Days In Caretotal_days_in_carenumberThis is the total number of care days provided for children in foster care residing in all facility types.
AdmissionsadmissionsnumberTotal children admitted to foster care in the calendar year.
DischargesdischargesnumberTotal number of children discharged from care during the calendar year.
Children In Carechildren_in_carenumberTotal number of children in Foster Care on December 31 of the calendar year. This is point in time data.
Number of Children Servednumber_of_children_servednumberTotal number of children served during the year. This includes children that were admitted in previous years as well as those admitted during the given year. As a result, this is usually higher than both admissions and point in time in care.
Indicated CPS Reportsindicated_cps_reportsnumberThis is the total number of Child Protective Services (CPS) reports that are indicated for abuse/maltreatment during a calendar year.