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Median Length of Stay in Substitute Care ¹


Adams County
Children Entering Care Median Months in Care
2012 3229
2013 4729
2014 3630
2015 4128
2016 5127
2017 7434
2018 6741

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¹Definition: The median length of stay in substitute care of all children who enter substitute care during the fiscal year.
Population: The number of children entering substitute care during the fiscal year.
Exclusions: Children who enter care and stay 7 days or fewer are excluded.
Measure: The median number of months children stay in substitute care. The median represents the amount of time that it took half of children who entered substitute care in a fiscal year to exit care. If the child has more than one spell during the fiscal year, the first spell is selected.

Totals for ALL CHILDREN include records that may be missing geographic or demographic information, and so may exceed the sum of any given breakdown. For example, adding numbers for Cook, Northern, Central, and Southern regions may not produce the same total as that listed for ALL CHILDREN.

The data used to compute these indicators come from two Illinois DCFS data systems: the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) and the Child and Youth Centered Information System (CYCIS). Both the SACWIS data and the CYCIS data were extracted on 9/30/2021. All indicators are calculated based on the state fiscal year, which spans the 12-month period from July 1 to June 30.
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