Thursday, January 3, 2013

Number of Foster Children

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                                 Number of Foster Children Has Exceeded 12,000

                     Yet Legislative FY 13 Budget Proposal Provides for No Growth

13,000

                                                                                                                                             12,649

12,500

12,000

11,500

11,000

                                                             Data not available at

                                                                   this time

10,500

          10,258

10,000

9,500

9,000

                            Source:  AZ Dept of Economic Security, Children, Youth and Families Report, Out-of-Home Care - Statewide

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               More than 10,000 CPS reports received between July 2011

                  and January 2012 were still not closed by April 7, 2012

12,000

                                                TOTAL - 10,820

                                        including  1,782 high risk reports

10,000                                                Jan-12

                                                       2,089

                                                     Dec-11

8,000

                                                       1,542

                                                     Nov-11

6,000                                                 1,891

                                                      Oct-11

                                                       1,707

4,000

                                                     Sep-11

                                                       1,469

2,000

                                                     Aug-11

                                                       1,270

                                                       Jul-11

                                                        852

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  *ARS 8-802.C.9.(a) requires CPS workers to submit          Source: Arizona Deptartment of Economic

  an investigation finding within 45 days after              Security, Number of CPS Reports,

  receiving he CPS report.                                   Investigation Rate, and Substantiation Rate

                                                             by Risk Level and District, Extract 4/7/12

  Produced by Children's Action Alliance

  May 8, 2012