Child Welfare Placement Dynamics: Long-Term Trends in Allegheny County’s Child Welfare System

The number of youth in out-of-home placement on the first of the year declined from 3,088 in 1996 to 1,765 in 2010, a total decrease of 43 percent. This report offers a view of the child welfare system in Allegheny County over this period, including demographics of children served, their system trajectory, and their involvement in other systems.

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