Focus on the Figures: Long Stays in Foster Care
Focus on the Figures is a regular partnership between The Imprint and KidsData.org, a nonprofit dedicated to providing data on the health and well-being of California’s children. The U.S. foster care system is structured to provide temporary, safe living arrangements and therapeutic services for children who cannot remain safely at home due to child maltreatment or for children whose parents are unable to provide adequate care.
Focus on the Figures: Calif. Child Abuse and Neglect Rates in 2014
Focus on the Figures is a regular partnership between The Imprint and KidsData.org, a nonprofit dedicated to providing data on the health and well-being of California’s children. In 2014, there were 496,972 reports (allegations) of child abuse and neglect in California.
Focus on the Figures: Miles from Home
Our reporting shows that one in five California foster youth will be moved out of the county they originally called home. The “net exporting” counties like San Francisco, where we see as many as 60 percent of foster youth crossing county lines...
Big Data Wave Breaks on Child Protective Services
By Holden Slattery The idea of predictive analytics, where big data is crunched to better assess the likelihood of something happening, is gaining traction in the field of child protection with hot spots in Los Angeles, across the country in Pennsylvania and as far afield as New Zealand.
Focus on the Figures: Substantiations, By Type of Abuse or Neglect
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata.org, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. In 2012, there were 81,764 cases of substantiated child abuse or neglect in California.