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Maltreatment in Substitute Care ¹


Lake County Children in
Substitute Care
Days in
Substitute Care
Substantiated
Maltreatment Reports
Maltreatment Rate
per 100,000 Days
2015 488136,62053.7
2016 484141,3683323.3
2017 458127,352118.6
2018 457119,8811815.0
2019 547149,1073724.8
2020 658184,8803418.4
2021 709200,7543014.9

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¹Definition: Of all children in substitute care during the fiscal year, the rate of maltreatment per 100,000 days of substitute care.
Denominator: The total number of days children were in substitute care placements, including trial home visits, during the fiscal year.
Numerator: The total number of substantiated maltreatment reports that occurred during substitute care placements.
Adjustments: The results are multiplied by 100,000 to produce larger numbers that are easier to understand.
Exclusions: 1) Substitute care episodes less than 8 days are excluded; 2) If a youth turns age 18 while in care, the time in care and maltreatment reports that occur after the 18th birthday are excluded; 3) Maltreatment reports that occur within the first 7 days of removal are excluded; 4) Subsequent reports that occur within 1 day of the initial report are excluded; 5) If the incident date did not occur during the substitute care spell, the maltreatment report is excluded; 6) Substantiated reports of allegation 60 (Environment Injurious to Health and Welfare) between October 1, 2001-December 31, 2013 and May 31, 2014-June 11, 2014 are excluded.

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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