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AFCARS User’s Guide

Foster Care File


Annual Supplement, FY2009
(Oct 1, 2008 through Sep 30, 2009)

NDACAN Dataset Number 153


Version 1

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect


Family Life Development Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-4401
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Initial Release: October 01, 2010


NDACAN Dataset #153 AFCARS Foster Care File

AFCARS User’s Guide


Foster Care File
Annual Supplement, 2009
NDACAN Dataset Number 153
Version 1
Data Provided by
Children’s Bureau
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20204

Funded by
Children’s Bureau
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Administration for Children and Families
United States Department of Health and Human Services

Distributed by
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Supplement Written by
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
in collaboration with
John Hargrove and Penny Maza
Children’s Bureau
NDACAN Dataset #153 AFCARS Foster Care File

©2010 National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect


NDACAN Dataset #153 AFCARS Foster Care File

PREFACE
The year 2009 data for the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)
have been given to the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect for public distribution
by the Children’s Bureau. Funding for the project was provided by the Children’s Bureau,
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. This user’s guide supplement orients the user to the
AFCARS Foster Care data for the year 2009, and should not be confused with the supplements
detailing AFCARS data from earlier releases.
NDACAN Dataset #153 AFCARS Foster Care File

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1: INTRODUCTION ................................................................. 1


Acknowledgement of Source ......................................................................1
Publication Submission Requirement .........................................................1
Purpose of the 2009 User’s Guide Supplement..........................................2
PART 2: AFCARS FOSTER CARE DATABASE ................................. 3
History of State Foster Care Submissions to AFCARS ..............................4
Foster Care Unduplicated Record Counts by State ....................................6
Foster Care Variable Counts by State ........................................................7
FIPS Codes Used in the 2009 v1 Foster Care File ...................................25
Foster Care State Footnotes ....................................................................27
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ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF SOURCE
Authors should acknowledge the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect and the
original collector of the data when they publish manuscripts that use data provided by
NDACAN. Users of these data are urged to follow some adaptation of the statement below.

The data used in this publication were made available by the National Data Archive on
Child Abuse and Neglect, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and have been used with
permission. Data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
(AFCARS) were originally collected by the Children’s Bureau. Funding for the project
was provided by the Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families,
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. The collector of the original data, the funder, NDACAN, Cornell University
and their agents or employees bear no responsibility for the analyses or interpretations
presented here.

PUBLICATIONS SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In accordance with the Terms of Use Agreement for these datasets, users of these data are
required to deposit a copy of any published work or report based wholly or in part on these data
with NDACAN. A copy of any completed manuscript, thesis abstract, or reprint should be sent
to the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cornell University, Family Life
Development Center, Beebe Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853. Such copies will be used to provide
funding agencies with essential information about the use of NDACAN resources and to
facilitate the exchange of information about research activities among data users and
contributors.

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PURPOSE OF THE 2009 USER’S GUIDE SUPPLEMENT


The AFCARS User’s Guide Annual Supplement, 2009 is intended for use with the Adoption and
Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) User’s Guide and Codebook. The
User’s Guide contains a general overview of the AFCARS project and detailed descriptions of
the variables contained in the adoption and foster care files. This Supplement contains
information specific to the 2009 AFCARS Foster Care dataset, FC2009v1. This document
contains
• a table specifying which states submitted data in the years 1995 through 2009
• a count of the number of records submitted by each state for the 2009 files
• counts of the number of non-missing values for each variable in the 2009 files
• a listing of the geographic FIPS codes included in the 2009 v1 foster care dataset
• explanatory footnotes provided by the states

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PART 2

AFCARS
Foster Care Database

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HISTORY OF STATE FOSTER CARE SUBMISSIONS TO AFCARS

By AFCARS regulation, states were required to submit AFCARS data beginning in 1995. It was
not until 1998, however, that penalties established by the same regulation became applicable.
Data submitted prior to 1998 were often incomplete. The table below indicates the years in
which individual states submitted data. Please note that a black dot in a cell below does not
imply that a state’s data file was complete; some state files contained very few records. The
number of records in each state’s files is contained in the State Records Counts Table for the
year. 2001 was the first year that all states (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia)
submitted data. Since then, all states have submitted data each year.

STATES THAT SUBMITTED FOSTER CARE DATA

STATE 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001+


Alabama ● ● ● ●
Alaska ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Arizona ● ● ● ● ●
Arkansas ● ● ● ● ●
California ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Colorado ● ● ● ● ● ●
Connecticut ● ● ● ●
Delaware ● ● ● ●
District of Columbia ● ● ● ● ●
Florida ● ● ● ● ● ●
Georgia ● ● ● ● ●
Hawaii ● ● ● ● ●
Idaho ● ● ● ● ●
Illinois ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Indiana ● ● ● ●
Iowa ● ● ● ●
Kansas ● ● ● ●
Kentucky ● ● ● ●
Louisiana ● ● ● ● ●
Maine ● ● ● ● ● ●
Maryland ● ● ● ● ●
Massachusetts ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Michigan ● ● ● ●
Minnesota ● ● ● ●
Mississippi ● ● ● ● ●
Missouri ● ● ● ●
Montana ● ● ● ● ●
Nebraska ● ● ●
Nevada ● ●

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STATE 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001+


New Hampshire ● ● ●
New Jersey ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
New Mexico ● ● ● ● ●
New York ● ● ● ●
North Carolina ● ● ● ● ● ●
North Dakota ● ● ● ● ●
Ohio ● ● ● ●
Oklahoma ● ● ● ● ●
Oregon ● ● ● ●
Pennsylvania ● ● ● ●
Rhode Island ● ● ● ● ● ●
South Carolina ● ● ● ● ● ●
South Dakota ● ● ●
Tennessee ● ● ●
Texas ● ● ● ●
Utah ● ● ● ● ● ●
Vermont ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Virginia ● ● ● ●
Washington ● ● ● ● ● ●
West Virginia ● ● ● ●
Wisconsin ● ● ● ●
Wyoming ● ● ● ●
Puerto Rico ● ● ●

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2009 FOSTER CARE UNDUPLICATED RECORD COUNTS


States submit data to AFCARS twice a year; the first reporting period ends April 30 and the
second September 30. Prior to each annual release, the Children’s Bureau combines submissions
for the two reporting periods and removes duplicate records. The table that follows lists the
number of records contained in the unduplicated annual 2009 files by state.

2009 V1 STATE FOSTER CARE RECORD COUNTS

Code State Records Code State Records


AL Alabama 9,779 NE Nebraska 8,962
AK Alaska 3,081 NV Nevada 7,871
AZ Arizona 17,407 NH New Hampshire 1,488
AR Arkansas 7,574 NJ New Jersey 13,227
CA California 99,424 NM New Mexico 4,173
CO Colorado 14,131 NY New York 41,650
CT Connecticut 7,733 NC North Carolina 14,515
DE Delaware 1,369 ND North Dakota 2,101
DC District of Columbia 2,814 OH Ohio 22,271
FL Florida 35,556 OK Oklahoma 15,292
GA Georgia 15,790 OR Oregon 13,393
HI Hawaii 2,902 PA Pennsylvania 29,385
ID Idaho 2,898 PR Puerto Rico 6,819
IL Illinois 22,956 RI Rhode Island 3,716
IN Indiana 20,885 SC South Carolina 8,636
IA Iowa 11,251 SD South Dakota 2,865
KS Kansas 9,306 TN Tennessee 12,937
KY Kentucky 12,306 TX Texas 40,846
LA Louisiana 8,469 UT Utah 4,725
ME Maine 2,605 VT Vermont 1,709
MD Maryland 10,317 VA Virginia 9,287
MA Massachusetts 16,323 WA Washington 15,771
MI Michigan 27,906 WV West Virginia 7,276
MN Minnesota 11,693 WI Wisconsin 11,708
MS Mississippi 5,384 WY Wyoming 2,234
MO Missouri 14,746 Total Records 700,040
MT Montana 2,578

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2009 V1 FOSTER CARE VARIABLE COUNTS BY STATE


The first column in the following table contains the names of the variables in the foster care file.
Please refer to the AFCARS User’s Guide and Codebook for more information about specific
variables. Subsequent columns contain the number of records with non-missing values for the
variable in the state identified in the column heading. A complete set of a state’s variables spans
three pages. The first row in the set indicates the total number of records for the state. Reviewing
the table before attempting an AFCARS analysis can be useful for identifying which states
cannot provide data for a particular variable.

2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Alaska through Delaware
AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE
STATE 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
REPDATYR 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
REPDATMO 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
FIPSCODE 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
RECNUMBR 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
PEDREVYR 2,041 9,331 6,433 11,280 78,317 9,601 6,711 2,648 1,362
PEDREVMO 2,041 9,331 6,433 11,280 78,317 9,601 6,711 2,648 1,362
PEDREVDA 2,041 9,331 6,433 11,280 78,317 9,601 6,711 2,648 1,362
DOBYR 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,422 14,131 7,733 2,813 1,369
DOBMO 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,422 14,131 7,733 2,813 1,369
DOBDA 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,422 14,131 7,733 2,813 1,369
SEX 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,405 99,416 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
AMIAKN 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
ASIAN 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
BLKAFRAM 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
HAWAIIPI 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
WHITE 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
UNTODETM 3,041 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,116 14,131 7,726 2,676 1,369
HISORGIN 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
CLINDIS 3,019 9,779 6,930 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,396 2,764 1,359
MR 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,558 2,766 1,359
VISHEAR 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,558 2,766 1,359
PHYDIS 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,558 2,766 1,359
DSMIII 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,558 2,766 1,359
OTHERMED 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,558 2,766 1,359
EVERADPT 2,775 9,779 7,567 17,407 92,442 14,131 7,733 2,682 1,359
AGEADOPT 2,790 1,586 7,574 17,407 92,442 14,131 7,733 1,123 47
REM1YR 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,421 14,131 7,733 2,813 1,369
REM1MO 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,421 14,131 7,733 2,813 1,369
REM1DA 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,421 14,131 7,733 2,813 1,369
TOTALREM 2,957 9,778 7,574 17,407 99,424 13,729 7,733 2,810 1,369
DLSTFCYR 496 2,019 1,600 3,764 25,231 4,819 1,677 777 271
DLSTFCMO 496 2,019 1,600 3,764 25,231 4,819 1,677 777 271

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Alaska through Delaware
AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE
DLSTFCDA 496 2,019 1,600 3,764 25,231 4,819 1,677 777 271
LATREMYR 3,078 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,423 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
LATREMMO 3,078 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,423 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
LATREMDA 3,078 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,423 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
REMTRNYR 3,078 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
REMTRNMO 3,078 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
REMTRNDA 3,078 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
CURSETYR 3,081 9,779 7,537 17,091 99,414 13,936 4,636 2,801 1,367
CURSETMO 3,081 9,779 7,537 17,091 99,414 13,936 4,636 2,801 1,367
CURSETDA 3,081 9,779 7,537 17,091 99,414 13,936 4,636 2,801 1,367
NUMPLEP 3,080 9,127 7,532 17,305 99,268 13,666 7,643 2,796 1,368
MANREM 3,076 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,021 2,809 1,368
PHYABUSE 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
SEXABUSE 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
NEGLECT 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
AAPARENT 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
DAPARENT 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
AACHILD 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
DACHILD 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
CHILDIS 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
CHBEHPRB 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
PRTSDIED 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
PRTSJAIL 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
NOCOPE 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
ABANDMNT 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
RELINQSH 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
HOUSING 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 98,383 14,131 7,733 2,798 1,369
CURPLSET 3,081 7,783 7,565 17,116 99,424 13,916 4,636 2,749 1,351
PLACEOUT 3,081 9,779 7,565 17,116 99,424 13,936 7,733 2,799 1,369
CASEGOAL 2,929 9,779 7,335 17,407 83,820 14,000 6,676 2,636 1,322
CTKFAMST 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 67,215 14,131 7,012 2,814 1,348
CTK1YR 2,821 6,854 6,910 17,049 55,544 13,321 7,330 2,593 1,343
CTK2YR 862 1,486 1,897 4,366 10,538 5,527 4,984 822 424
PRTMOMYR 616 1,837 1,363 4,537 22,532 2,528 1,736 197 287
PRTMOMMO 616 1,837 1,363 4,537 22,532 2,528 1,736 197 287
PRTMOMDA 616 1,837 1,363 4,537 22,532 2,528 1,736 197 287
PRTDADYR 626 1,437 1,129 4,546 21,977 2,332 1,742 146 283
PRTDADMO 626 1,437 1,129 4,546 21,977 2,332 1,742 146 283
PRTDADDA 626 1,437 1,129 4,546 21,977 2,332 1,742 146 283
FOSFAMST 3,011 9,779 7,565 13,576 91,557 14,131 3,040 1,325 1,014
FCCTK1YR 2,126 4,315 5,096 13,546 49,589 7,519 3,164 1,293 1,002
FCCTK2YR 1,437 2,781 3,714 8,516 25,280 5,698 2,134 498 609
RF1AMAKN 2,034 9,779 7,506 13,576 43,174 7,566 2,429 1,382 999
RF1ASIAN 2,034 9,779 7,506 13,576 43,174 7,566 2,429 1,382 999
RF1BLKAA 2,034 9,779 7,506 13,576 43,174 7,566 2,429 1,382 999

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Alaska through Delaware
AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE
RF1NHOPI 2,034 9,779 7,506 13,576 43,174 7,566 2,429 1,382 999
RF1WHITE 2,034 9,779 7,506 13,576 43,174 7,566 2,429 1,382 999
RF1UTOD 2,034 9,779 7,506 13,576 43,174 7,566 2,429 1,382 999
HOFCCTK1 2,870 9,779 7,431 13,546 98,447 12,775 3,164 1,138 1,002
RF2AMAKN 1,358 9,779 6,049 8,517 23,003 5,722 1,545 543 606
RF2ASIAN 1,358 9,779 6,049 8,517 23,003 5,722 1,545 543 606
RF2BLKAA 1,358 9,779 6,049 8,517 23,003 5,722 1,545 543 606
RF2NHOPI 1,358 9,779 6,049 8,517 23,003 5,722 1,545 543 606
RF2WHITE 1,358 9,779 6,049 8,517 23,003 5,722 1,545 543 606
RF2UTOD 1,358 9,779 6,049 8,517 23,003 5,722 1,545 543 606
HOFCCTK2 1,394 9,779 6,039 8,517 59,006 10,879 2,134 484 609
DODFCYR 921 2,908 4,111 7,241 39,394 6,325 3,021 705 555
DODFCMO 921 2,908 4,111 7,241 39,394 6,325 3,021 705 555
DODFCDA 921 2,908 4,111 7,241 39,394 6,325 3,021 705 555
DODTRNYR 921 2,908 4,111 7,241 38,410 6,325 3,021 700 555
DODTRNMO 921 2,908 4,111 7,241 38,410 6,325 3,021 700 555
DODTRNDA 921 2,908 4,111 7,241 38,410 6,325 3,021 700 555
DISREASN 3,033 9,475 7,574 7,241 38,943 14,108 2,994 705 555
IVEFC 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
IVEAA 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
IVAAFDC 0 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
IVDCHSUP 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
XIXMEDCD 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
SSIOTHER 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
NOA 152 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,424 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369
FCMNTPAY 3,081 9,779 7,574 17,407 99,406 14,131 7,733 2,814 1,369

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Florida through Kentucky
FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY
STATE 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
REPDATYR 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
REPDATMO 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
FIPSCODE 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
RECNUMBR 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
PEDREVYR 27,337 11,823 1,882 8,247 1,950 18,945 16,355 9,072 10,821
PEDREVMO 27,337 11,823 1,882 8,247 1,950 18,945 16,355 9,072 10,821
PEDREVDA 27,337 11,823 1,882 8,247 1,950 18,945 16,355 9,072 10,821
DOBYR 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
DOBMO 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
DOBDA 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
SEX 35,551 15,789 2,899 11,242 2,898 22,956 20,884 9,306 12,304
AMIAKN 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
ASIAN 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
BLKAFRAM 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
HAWAIIPI 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
WHITE 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
UNTODETM 35,556 15,790 2,868 11,210 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,291
HISORGIN 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
CLINDIS 35,248 15,790 2,760 11,249 2,855 22,782 20,885 9,304 11,300
MR 35,556 15,790 2,760 11,249 2,855 22,956 20,885 9,306 11,564
VISHEAR 35,556 15,790 2,760 11,249 2,855 22,956 20,885 9,306 11,564
PHYDIS 35,556 15,790 2,760 11,249 2,855 22,956 20,885 9,306 11,564
DSMIII 35,556 15,790 2,760 11,249 2,855 22,956 20,885 9,306 11,564
OTHERMED 35,556 15,790 2,760 11,249 2,855 22,956 20,885 9,306 11,564
EVERADPT 35,551 15,790 2,889 11,251 2,886 22,956 20,721 9,304 12,193
AGEADOPT 7,942 15,790 2,889 11,251 2,885 22,956 20,674 9,304 12,193
REM1YR 35,556 15,778 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
REM1MO 35,556 15,778 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
REM1DA 35,556 15,778 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
TOTALREM 35,547 15,716 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,950 20,858 9,304 12,305
DLSTFCYR 8,833 2,568 844 2,591 630 3,526 4,026 1,407 2,586
DLSTFCMO 8,833 2,568 844 2,591 630 3,526 4,026 1,407 2,586
DLSTFCDA 8,833 2,568 844 2,591 630 3,526 4,026 1,407 2,586
LATREMYR 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,955 20,885 9,306 12,306
LATREMMO 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,955 20,885 9,306 12,306
LATREMDA 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,955 20,885 9,306 12,306
REMTRNYR 35,556 15,783 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,955 20,854 9,306 12,306
REMTRNMO 35,556 15,783 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,955 20,854 9,306 12,306
REMTRNDA 35,556 15,783 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,955 20,854 9,306 12,306
CURSETYR 35,556 15,658 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,951 20,853 9,305 12,306
CURSETMO 35,556 15,658 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,951 20,853 9,305 12,306
CURSETDA 35,556 15,658 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,951 20,853 9,305 12,306
NUMPLEP 35,447 15,646 2,857 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,855 9,189 12,306
MANREM 35,542 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,897 22,533 20,885 9,306 12,304

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Florida through Kentucky
FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY
PHYABUSE 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
SEXABUSE 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
NEGLECT 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
AAPARENT 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
DAPARENT 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
AACHILD 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
DACHILD 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
CHILDIS 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
CHBEHPRB 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
PRTSDIED 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
PRTSJAIL 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
NOCOPE 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
ABANDMNT 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
RELINQSH 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
HOUSING 35,556 15,790 2,861 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
CURPLSET 35,554 15,656 2,870 11,251 2,898 22,951 20,843 9,303 12,306
PLACEOUT 35,536 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,855 20,885 9,306 12,306
CASEGOAL 34,220 15,790 2,735 9,805 2,849 22,956 20,885 9,305 11,103
CTKFAMST 35,544 15,790 2,862 123 2,746 22,956 20,561 9,293 12,306
CTK1YR 35,230 12,336 2,794 123 2,746 19,565 20,872 9,249 7,592
CTK2YR 12,166 1,322 1,519 29 1,324 8,686 7,965 3,663 2,482
PRTMOMYR 7,959 2,903 827 1,979 857 5,195 3,561 2,594 2,321
PRTMOMMO 7,959 2,903 827 1,979 857 5,195 3,561 2,594 2,321
PRTMOMDA 7,959 2,903 827 1,979 857 5,195 3,561 2,594 2,321
PRTDADYR 7,698 2,720 791 1,981 897 5,213 3,573 2,572 2,309
PRTDADMO 7,698 2,720 791 1,981 897 5,213 3,573 2,572 2,309
PRTDADDA 7,698 2,720 791 1,981 897 5,213 3,573 2,572 2,309
FOSFAMST 32,745 12,664 2,761 10,907 2,822 12,709 20,704 9,196 12,260
FCCTK1YR 30,790 9,916 2,384 4,540 2,601 12,631 14,778 5,968 8,743
FCCTK2YR 16,328 5,837 1,578 3,041 2,079 5,434 9,890 4,303 6,526
RF1AMAKN 31,796 9,198 2,641 4,811 2,601 22,956 14,706 6,162 8,743
RF1ASIAN 31,796 9,198 2,641 4,811 2,601 22,956 14,706 6,162 8,743
RF1BLKAA 31,796 9,516 2,641 4,811 2,601 22,956 14,706 6,162 8,743
RF1NHOPI 31,796 9,198 2,641 4,811 2,601 22,956 14,706 6,162 8,743
RF1WHITE 31,796 9,535 2,641 4,811 2,601 22,956 14,706 6,162 8,743
RF1UTOD 31,796 9,203 2,641 4,811 2,601 22,956 14,706 6,162 8,743
HOFCCTK1 31,749 14,013 2,741 4,099 2,822 12,698 20,557 9,297 12,264
RF2AMAKN 20,510 7,510 2,488 3,105 2,079 22,956 9,850 4,497 6,526
RF2ASIAN 20,510 7,510 2,488 3,105 2,079 22,956 9,850 4,497 6,526
RF2BLKAA 20,510 7,823 2,488 3,105 2,079 22,956 9,850 4,497 6,526
RF2NHOPI 20,510 7,510 2,488 3,105 2,079 22,956 9,850 4,497 6,526
RF2WHITE 20,510 7,849 2,488 3,105 2,079 22,956 9,850 4,497 6,526
RF2UTOD 20,510 7,517 2,488 3,105 2,079 22,956 9,850 4,497 6,526
HOFCCTK2 20,494 13,123 2,530 2,714 2,300 5,448 15,759 7,634 10,051
DODFCYR 16,572 7,795 1,457 4,688 1,457 5,886 8,496 3,619 5,458

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Florida through Kentucky
FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY
DODFCMO 16,572 7,795 1,457 4,688 1,457 5,886 8,496 3,619 5,458
DODFCDA 16,572 7,795 1,457 4,688 1,457 5,886 8,496 3,619 5,458
DODTRNYR 16,572 7,781 1,454 4,680 1,457 5,886 8,496 3,619 5,458
DODTRNMO 16,572 7,781 1,454 4,680 1,457 5,886 8,496 3,619 5,458
DODTRNDA 16,572 7,781 1,454 4,680 1,457 5,886 8,496 3,619 5,458
DISREASN 16,568 15,768 1,432 11,251 2,898 5,837 20,885 9,304 12,260
IVEFC 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 11,570
IVEAA 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
IVAAFDC 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
IVDCHSUP 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
XIXMEDCD 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
SSIOTHER 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,871 9,306 12,306
NOA 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,885 9,306 12,306
FCMNTPAY 35,556 15,790 2,902 11,251 2,898 22,956 20,884 9,306 12,306

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Louisiana through Montana
LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT
STATE 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
REPDATYR 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
REPDATMO 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
FIPSCODE 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
RECNUMBR 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
PEDREVYR 6,052 11,520 8,017 2,145 27,609 8,264 12,392 4,542 1,819
PEDREVMO 6,052 11,520 8,017 2,145 27,609 8,264 12,392 4,542 1,819
PEDREVDA 6,052 11,520 8,017 2,145 27,609 8,264 12,392 4,542 1,819
DOBYR 8,469 16,323 10,316 2,605 27,906 11,692 14,746 5,384 2,578
DOBMO 8,469 16,323 10,316 2,605 27,906 11,692 14,746 5,384 2,578
DOBDA 8,469 16,323 10,316 2,605 27,906 11,692 14,746 5,384 2,578
SEX 8,469 16,322 10,315 2,604 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,561
AMIAKN 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
ASIAN 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
BLKAFRAM 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
HAWAIIPI 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
WHITE 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
UNTODETM 8,469 16,296 10,125 2,605 27,906 11,657 14,746 5,381 2,577
HISORGIN 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
CLINDIS 8,469 10,485 5,282 2,558 27,906 11,615 14,744 5,383 2,578
MR 8,469 9,594 5,267 2,558 27,906 11,615 14,744 5,383 2,578
VISHEAR 8,469 9,594 5,264 2,558 27,906 11,615 14,744 5,383 2,578
PHYDIS 8,469 9,594 5,267 2,558 27,906 11,615 14,744 5,383 2,578
DSMIII 8,469 9,594 5,271 2,558 27,906 11,615 14,744 5,383 2,578
OTHERMED 8,469 9,594 5,270 2,558 27,906 11,615 14,744 5,383 2,578
EVERADPT 8,469 16,214 8,249 2,601 27,906 11,357 14,714 5,349 2,578
AGEADOPT 8,469 16,214 391 2,589 27,906 11,357 14,714 4,907 2,578
REM1YR 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
REM1MO 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
REM1DA 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
TOTALREM 8,461 16,323 10,317 2,605 26,939 11,685 14,745 5,384 2,578
DLSTFCYR 1,434 4,127 2,436 339 1,562 4,545 3,437 689 741
DLSTFCMO 1,434 4,127 2,436 339 1,562 4,545 3,437 689 741
DLSTFCDA 1,434 4,127 2,436 339 1,562 4,545 3,437 689 741
LATREMYR 8,461 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,905 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
LATREMMO 8,461 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,905 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
LATREMDA 8,461 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,905 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
REMTRNYR 8,461 16,323 10,317 2,603 27,905 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
REMTRNMO 8,461 16,323 10,317 2,603 27,905 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
REMTRNDA 8,461 16,323 10,317 2,603 27,905 11,693 14,745 5,384 2,578
CURSETYR 8,425 16,299 10,314 2,604 27,906 11,693 14,738 5,371 2,578
CURSETMO 8,425 16,299 10,314 2,604 27,906 11,693 14,738 5,371 2,578
CURSETDA 8,425 16,299 10,314 2,604 27,906 11,693 14,738 5,371 2,578
NUMPLEP 8,425 16,316 10,011 2,603 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,371 2,578
MANREM 8,469 16,314 10,315 2,605 27,906 11,607 14,746 5,384 2,578

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Louisiana through Montana
LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT
PHYABUSE 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
SEXABUSE 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
NEGLECT 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
AAPARENT 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
DAPARENT 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,599 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
AACHILD 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
DACHILD 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
CHILDIS 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,599 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
CHBEHPRB 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
PRTSDIED 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
PRTSJAIL 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
NOCOPE 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,599 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
ABANDMNT 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
RELINQSH 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
HOUSING 8,469 16,208 9,819 2,598 27,906 11,693 14,744 5,380 2,578
CURPLSET 8,466 16,298 10,111 2,568 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,371 2,578
PLACEOUT 8,469 16,323 10,314 2,575 27,906 11,688 14,746 5,371 2,578
CASEGOAL 8,469 16,145 9,934 2,480 27,906 11,441 14,152 5,380 2,571
CTKFAMST 8,469 16,318 10,102 2,593 27,670 11,380 14,722 5,384 2,578
CTK1YR 8,353 16,203 9,255 2,587 27,561 11,349 14,376 5,340 2,458
CTK2YR 3,269 3,252 1,022 1,084 8,065 3,694 7,481 1,872 1,979
PRTMOMYR 1,572 2,910 1,808 1,008 9,401 2,123 2,813 1,008 757
PRTMOMMO 1,572 2,910 1,808 1,008 9,401 2,123 2,813 1,008 757
PRTMOMDA 1,572 2,910 1,808 1,008 9,401 2,123 2,813 1,008 757
PRTDADYR 1,453 2,883 1,534 997 9,378 2,024 2,754 971 769
PRTDADMO 1,453 2,883 1,534 997 9,378 2,024 2,754 971 769
PRTDADDA 1,453 2,883 1,534 997 9,378 2,024 2,754 971 769
FOSFAMST 8,469 16,323 4,003 2,073 27,906 11,592 14,697 5,289 2,395
FCCTK1YR 5,265 9,335 4,282 1,445 8,391 6,904 8,500 2,817 1,696
FCCTK2YR 3,537 5,866 2,154 1,151 3,728 4,487 5,471 1,736 1,185
RF1AMAKN 8,469 8,417 4,119 1,436 27,906 11,448 8,504 2,812 2,247
RF1ASIAN 8,469 8,417 4,119 1,436 27,906 11,448 8,504 2,812 2,247
RF1BLKAA 8,469 8,417 4,119 1,436 27,906 11,448 8,504 2,812 2,247
RF1NHOPI 8,469 8,417 4,119 1,436 27,906 11,448 8,504 2,812 2,247
RF1WHITE 8,469 8,417 4,119 1,445 27,906 11,448 8,504 2,812 2,247
RF1UTOD 8,469 8,417 4,119 1,445 27,906 11,448 8,504 2,812 2,247
HOFCCTK1 8,469 15,338 4,119 2,100 27,906 11,449 14,209 5,275 2,320
RF2AMAKN 8,469 5,202 2,151 1,137 27,906 11,066 5,472 1,733 1,788
RF2ASIAN 8,469 5,202 2,151 1,137 27,906 11,066 5,472 1,733 1,788
RF2BLKAA 8,469 5,202 2,151 1,137 27,906 11,066 5,472 1,733 1,788
RF2NHOPI 8,469 5,202 2,151 1,137 27,906 11,066 5,472 1,733 1,788
RF2WHITE 8,469 5,202 2,151 1,153 27,906 11,066 5,472 1,733 1,788
RF2UTOD 8,469 5,202 2,151 1,153 27,906 11,066 5,472 1,733 1,788
HOFCCTK2 8,469 12,160 2,154 1,823 27,906 11,077 11,762 4,204 2,426
DODFCYR 3,742 6,680 3,275 959 10,232 6,299 4,845 2,090 948

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Louisiana through Montana
LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT
DODFCMO 3,742 6,680 3,275 959 10,232 6,299 4,845 2,090 948
DODFCDA 3,742 6,680 3,275 959 10,232 6,299 4,845 2,090 948
DODTRNYR 3,754 6,680 2,550 959 10,232 6,299 4,845 2,090 940
DODTRNMO 3,754 6,680 2,550 959 10,232 6,299 4,845 2,090 940
DODTRNDA 3,754 6,680 2,550 959 10,232 6,299 4,845 2,090 940
DISREASN 8,469 16,322 10,144 2,605 27,781 11,693 4,838 2,088 2,544
IVEFC 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
IVEAA 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
IVAAFDC 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
IVDCHSUP 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
XIXMEDCD 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,693 14,746 5,384 2,578
SSIOTHER 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 10,979 14,746 5,384 2,578
NOA 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 11,360 14,746 5,384 2,578
FCMNTPAY 8,469 16,323 10,317 2,605 27,906 9,197 14,746 5,384 2,578

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


North Carolina through Ohio
NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH
STATE 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
REPDATYR 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
REPDATMO 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
FIPSCODE 14,515 2,080 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
RECNUMBR 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
PEDREVYR 11,265 1,846 6,096 1,210 10,560 2,531 6,295 40,641 18,176
PEDREVMO 11,265 1,846 6,096 1,210 10,560 2,531 6,295 40,641 18,176
PEDREVDA 11,265 1,846 6,096 1,210 10,560 2,531 6,295 40,641 18,176
DOBYR 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,413 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,268
DOBMO 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,413 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,268
DOBDA 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,413 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,268
SEX 14,515 2,101 8,961 1,414 13,226 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,251
AMIAKN 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
ASIAN 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
BLKAFRAM 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
HAWAIIPI 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
WHITE 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
UNTODETM 14,515 2,101 8,961 1,311 13,227 4,154 7,871 41,600 21,760
HISORGIN 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
CLINDIS 14,515 2,092 8,708 1,409 12,316 4,173 7,871 33,933 8,894
MR 14,515 2,101 8,520 1,397 12,316 3,671 7,871 33,610 22,271
VISHEAR 14,515 2,101 8,520 1,397 12,316 3,671 7,871 33,610 22,271
PHYDIS 14,515 2,101 8,520 1,397 12,316 3,671 7,871 33,610 22,271
DSMIII 14,515 2,101 8,520 1,397 12,316 3,671 7,871 33,560 22,271
OTHERMED 14,515 2,101 8,520 1,397 12,316 3,671 7,871 33,610 22,271
EVERADPT 14,510 2,078 8,962 1,412 12,982 3,380 7,870 14,483 20,173
AGEADOPT 280 2,101 8,962 1,328 13,222 4,173 7,870 472 630
REM1YR 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,217 4,173 7,871 41,239 22,271
REM1MO 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,217 4,173 7,871 41,239 22,271
REM1DA 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,217 4,173 7,871 41,239 22,271
TOTALREM 14,515 2,093 8,962 1,393 13,212 4,173 7,870 41,595 22,271
DLSTFCYR 577 542 2,113 288 2,932 838 1,500 10,188 6,381
DLSTFCMO 577 542 2,113 288 2,932 838 1,500 10,188 6,381
DLSTFCDA 577 542 2,113 288 2,932 838 1,500 10,188 6,381
LATREMYR 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,152 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
LATREMMO 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,152 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
LATREMDA 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,488 13,152 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
REMTRNYR 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,413 13,152 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
REMTRNMO 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,413 13,152 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
REMTRNDA 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,413 13,152 4,173 7,871 41,650 22,271
CURSETYR 14,509 2,092 8,958 1,412 13,227 4,170 7,861 41,650 22,271
CURSETMO 14,509 2,092 8,958 1,412 13,227 4,170 7,861 41,650 22,271
CURSETDA 14,509 2,092 8,958 1,412 13,227 4,170 7,861 41,650 22,271
NUMPLEP 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,482 13,152 4,173 7,854 41,595 22,242
MANREM 14,511 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,141 4,172 7,871 11,155 22,271

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North Carolina through Ohio
NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH
PHYABUSE 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
SEXABUSE 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
NEGLECT 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
AAPARENT 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
DAPARENT 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
AACHILD 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
DACHILD 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
CHILDIS 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
CHBEHPRB 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
PRTSDIED 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
PRTSJAIL 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
NOCOPE 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
ABANDMNT 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
RELINQSH 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
HOUSING 14,515 1,921 8,959 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 11,155 22,229
CURPLSET 14,072 2,090 8,958 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,858 41,529 22,271
PLACEOUT 14,515 2,076 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,862 41,513 22,239
CASEGOAL 14,339 1,853 8,686 1,414 12,357 4,165 7,318 41,301 21,050
CTKFAMST 14,510 1,966 8,853 1,413 13,141 4,166 7,855 36,577 22,271
CTK1YR 14,349 1,950 8,851 1,402 13,063 4,043 7,783 35,231 21,977
CTK2YR 6,007 569 4,152 789 4,352 2,398 2,391 14,231 8,230
PRTMOMYR 3,425 417 1,558 264 3,066 1,149 2,028 7,405 4,991
PRTMOMMO 3,425 417 1,558 264 3,066 1,149 2,028 7,405 4,991
PRTMOMDA 3,425 417 1,558 264 3,066 1,149 2,028 7,405 4,991
PRTDADYR 3,316 365 1,372 258 2,742 1,132 1,936 7,484 4,972
PRTDADMO 3,316 365 1,372 258 2,742 1,132 1,936 7,484 4,972
PRTDADDA 3,316 365 1,372 258 2,742 1,132 1,936 7,484 4,972
FOSFAMST 7,006 1,736 4,493 1,332 12,554 4,095 7,857 9,237 13,722
FCCTK1YR 7,172 1,022 4,179 807 11,256 3,011 4,679 28,761 17,103
FCCTK2YR 4,657 807 2,621 631 5,420 2,252 3,221 11,117 10,621
RF1AMAKN 7,178 2,101 3,559 1,366 11,471 2,927 4,678 41,545 15,947
RF1ASIAN 7,178 2,101 3,559 1,366 11,471 2,927 4,678 41,545 15,947
RF1BLKAA 7,178 2,101 3,559 1,366 11,471 2,927 4,678 41,545 15,947
RF1NHOPI 7,178 2,101 3,559 1,366 11,471 2,927 4,678 41,545 15,947
RF1WHITE 7,178 2,101 3,559 1,366 11,471 2,927 4,678 41,545 15,947
RF1UTOD 7,178 2,101 3,559 1,366 11,471 2,927 4,678 41,545 15,947
HOFCCTK1 11,250 1,023 1,597 1,324 10,853 4,022 7,668 28,767 12,518
RF2AMAKN 4,662 2,101 2,155 1,170 11,471 2,179 3,221 41,545 8,270
RF2ASIAN 4,662 2,101 2,155 1,170 11,471 2,179 3,221 41,545 8,270
RF2BLKAA 4,662 2,101 2,155 1,170 11,471 2,179 3,221 41,545 8,270
RF2NHOPI 4,662 2,101 2,155 1,170 11,471 2,179 3,221 41,545 8,270
RF2WHITE 4,662 2,101 2,155 1,170 11,471 2,179 3,221 41,545 8,270
RF2UTOD 4,662 2,101 2,155 1,170 11,471 2,179 3,221 41,545 8,270
HOFCCTK2 11,250 807 1,055 1,148 5,183 4,019 6,211 11,117 6,425
DODFCYR 4,987 877 3,620 564 5,425 2,165 3,098 13,845 10,095

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North Carolina through Ohio
NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH
DODFCMO 4,987 877 3,620 564 5,425 2,165 3,098 13,845 10,095
DODFCDA 4,987 877 3,620 564 5,425 2,165 3,098 13,845 10,095
DODTRNYR 4,987 877 3,620 525 5,425 2,165 3,098 13,845 10,095
DODTRNMO 4,987 877 3,620 525 5,425 2,165 3,098 13,845 10,095
DODTRNDA 4,987 877 3,620 525 5,425 2,165 3,098 13,845 10,095
DISREASN 14,513 865 8,961 1,444 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,567 9,973
IVEFC 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,600 22,271
IVEAA 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,600 22,271
IVAAFDC 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,600 22,271
IVDCHSUP 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,600 22,271
XIXMEDCD 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,600 22,271
SSIOTHER 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,600 22,271
NOA 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 41,600 22,271
FCMNTPAY 14,515 2,101 8,962 1,414 13,227 4,173 7,871 35,558 22,271

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Oklahoma through Texas
OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX
STATE 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
REPDATYR 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
REPDATMO 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
FIPSCODE 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
RECNUMBR 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
PEDREVYR 13,577 10,354 25,950 6,634 2,741 7,339 2,150 11,064 33,134
PEDREVMO 13,577 10,354 25,950 6,634 2,741 7,339 2,150 11,064 33,134
PEDREVDA 13,577 10,354 25,950 6,634 2,741 7,339 2,150 11,064 33,134
DOBYR 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,764 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
DOBMO 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,764 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
DOBDA 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,764 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
SEX 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,616 2,865 12,937 40,845
AMIAKN 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
ASIAN 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
BLKAFRAM 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
HAWAIIPI 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
WHITE 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
UNTODETM 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,710 8,636 2,860 12,937 40,845
HISORGIN 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
CLINDIS 14,727 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,655 8,636 2,381 12,852 40,846
MR 14,727 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,655 8,636 2,344 12,937 40,846
VISHEAR 14,727 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,655 8,636 2,344 12,937 40,846
PHYDIS 14,727 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,655 8,636 2,344 12,937 40,846
DSMIII 14,727 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,655 8,636 2,344 12,937 40,846
OTHERMED 14,727 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,655 8,636 2,344 12,937 40,846
EVERADPT 15,258 13,117 29,385 6,819 3,678 8,636 2,821 12,937 38,942
AGEADOPT 15,256 13,253 29,385 6,819 3,670 8,636 2,772 12,937 831
REM1YR 15,292 13,393 29,384 6,803 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
REM1MO 15,292 13,393 29,384 6,803 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
REM1DA 15,292 13,393 29,384 6,803 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
TOTALREM 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,813 3,716 8,635 2,865 12,937 40,824
DLSTFCYR 2,712 2,899 9,003 595 1,143 1,492 846 2,636 4,245
DLSTFCMO 2,712 2,899 9,003 595 1,143 1,492 846 2,636 4,245
DLSTFCDA 2,712 2,899 9,003 595 1,143 1,492 846 2,636 4,245
LATREMYR 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
LATREMMO 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
LATREMDA 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
REMTRNYR 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,811 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,660
REMTRNMO 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,811 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,660
REMTRNDA 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,811 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,660
CURSETYR 15,249 13,393 29,385 6,806 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,934 40,846
CURSETMO 15,249 13,393 29,385 6,806 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,934 40,846
CURSETDA 15,249 13,393 29,385 6,806 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,934 40,846
NUMPLEP 15,247 13,393 29,385 6,818 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,902 40,846
MANREM 15,292 13,257 29,203 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,854 12,937 40,846

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Oklahoma through Texas
OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX
PHYABUSE 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
SEXABUSE 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
NEGLECT 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
AAPARENT 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
DAPARENT 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
AACHILD 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
DACHILD 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
CHILDIS 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
CHBEHPRB 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
PRTSDIED 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
PRTSJAIL 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
NOCOPE 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
ABANDMNT 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
RELINQSH 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
HOUSING 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
CURPLSET 15,249 13,383 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,204
PLACEOUT 15,249 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,828
CASEGOAL 15,074 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,462 8,635 2,865 12,755 39,118
CTKFAMST 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,812 3,703 8,636 2,808 12,937 40,823
CTK1YR 15,000 13,376 20,522 6,707 3,688 7,918 2,860 11,397 40,815
CTK2YR 8,607 7,470 7,078 3,678 1,196 3,143 1,079 3,631 26,694
PRTMOMYR 5,188 2,810 4,301 215 643 1,587 599 2,255 18,533
PRTMOMMO 5,188 2,810 4,301 215 643 1,587 599 2,255 18,533
PRTMOMDA 5,188 2,810 4,301 215 643 1,587 599 2,255 18,533
PRTDADYR 5,594 2,557 4,161 196 666 1,467 604 2,085 18,360
PRTDADMO 5,594 2,557 4,161 196 666 1,467 604 2,085 18,360
PRTDADDA 5,594 2,557 4,161 196 666 1,467 604 2,085 18,360
FOSFAMST 15,238 13,393 28,512 6,819 3,440 8,636 2,809 12,937 36,990
FCCTK1YR 9,170 7,309 16,349 4,416 2,164 6,456 1,555 7,749 12,919
FCCTK2YR 6,143 5,403 10,686 2,117 1,340 3,640 1,145 4,934 3,287
RF1AMAKN 7,697 13,393 28,699 6,819 3,677 6,468 1,556 7,772 12,925
RF1ASIAN 7,697 13,393 28,699 6,819 3,677 6,468 1,556 7,772 12,925
RF1BLKAA 7,697 13,393 28,699 6,819 3,677 6,468 1,556 7,772 12,925
RF1NHOPI 7,697 13,393 28,699 6,819 3,677 6,468 1,556 7,772 12,925
RF1WHITE 7,697 13,393 28,699 6,819 3,677 6,468 1,556 7,772 12,925
RF1UTOD 7,697 13,393 28,699 6,819 3,677 6,468 1,518 7,772 12,925
HOFCCTK1 7,697 13,393 28,514 6,819 3,570 6,468 2,554 12,818 12,925
RF2AMAKN 5,105 13,393 28,556 6,819 3,677 3,702 1,140 4,948 3,292
RF2ASIAN 5,105 13,393 28,556 6,819 3,677 3,702 1,140 4,948 3,292
RF2BLKAA 5,105 13,393 28,556 6,819 3,677 3,702 1,140 4,948 3,292
RF2NHOPI 5,105 13,393 28,556 6,819 3,677 3,702 1,140 4,948 3,292
RF2WHITE 5,105 13,393 28,556 6,819 3,677 3,702 1,140 4,948 3,292
RF2UTOD 5,105 13,393 28,556 6,819 3,677 3,702 327 4,948 3,292
HOFCCTK2 5,105 13,393 28,514 6,819 3,607 3,702 2,174 12,876 3,292
DODFCYR 6,598 4,743 12,670 1,730 1,612 3,834 1,386 6,781 14,173

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Oklahoma through Texas
OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX
DODFCMO 6,598 4,743 12,670 1,730 1,612 3,834 1,386 6,781 14,173
DODFCDA 6,598 4,743 12,670 1,730 1,612 3,834 1,386 6,781 14,173
DODTRNYR 6,598 4,743 12,670 1,573 1,612 3,858 1,386 6,781 14,173
DODTRNMO 6,598 4,743 12,670 1,573 1,612 3,858 1,386 6,781 14,173
DODTRNDA 6,598 4,743 12,670 1,573 1,612 3,858 1,386 6,781 14,173
DISREASN 15,291 13,284 29,381 6,792 3,716 3,834 2,865 12,937 14,173
IVEFC 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,815 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
IVEAA 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
IVAAFDC 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
IVDCHSUP 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
XIXMEDCD 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
SSIOTHER 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
NOA 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846
FCMNTPAY 15,292 13,393 29,385 6,819 3,716 8,636 2,865 12,937 40,846

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Utah through Wyoming
UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
STATE 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
REPDATYR 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
REPDATMO 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
FIPSCODE 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
RECNUMBR 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
PEDREVYR 3,447 7,347 1,277 9,794 7,934 6,242 1,338
PEDREVMO 3,447 7,347 1,277 9,794 7,934 6,242 1,338
PEDREVDA 3,447 7,347 1,277 9,794 7,934 6,242 1,338
DOBYR 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
DOBMO 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
DOBDA 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
SEX 4,725 9,286 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,272 2,234
AMIAKN 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
ASIAN 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
BLKAFRAM 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
HAWAIIPI 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
WHITE 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
UNTODETM 4,689 9,287 1,698 15,668 11,603 7,276 2,216
HISORGIN 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
CLINDIS 4,725 9,287 1,693 8,564 11,157 7,276 2,234
MR 4,498 9,287 1,693 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
VISHEAR 4,498 9,287 1,693 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
PHYDIS 4,498 9,287 1,693 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
DSMIII 4,498 9,287 1,693 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
OTHERMED 4,498 9,287 1,693 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
EVERADPT 4,725 9,287 1,611 14,067 11,382 7,142 2,234
AGEADOPT 4,725 9,287 1,611 14,379 11,382 248 2,233
REM1YR 4,722 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,706 7,276 2,234
REM1MO 4,722 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,706 7,276 2,234
REM1DA 4,722 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,706 7,276 2,234
TOTALREM 4,723 9,252 1,709 15,181 11,689 7,273 2,233
DLSTFCYR 919 949 390 3,852 3,019 1,379 652
DLSTFCMO 919 949 390 3,852 3,019 1,379 652
DLSTFCDA 919 949 390 3,852 3,019 1,379 652
LATREMYR 4,725 9,287 1,707 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
LATREMMO 4,725 9,287 1,707 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
LATREMDA 4,725 9,287 1,707 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
REMTRNYR 4,702 9,287 1,641 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
REMTRNMO 4,702 9,287 1,641 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
REMTRNDA 4,702 9,287 1,641 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
CURSETYR 4,725 9,281 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,275 2,234
CURSETMO 4,725 9,281 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,275 2,234
CURSETDA 4,725 9,281 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,275 2,234
NUMPLEP 4,688 9,238 1,707 15,736 11,706 7,276 2,182
MANREM 4,725 9,287 1,709 14,480 11,707 7,185 2,234

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Utah through Wyoming
UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
PHYABUSE 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,275 2,234
SEXABUSE 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,275 2,234
NEGLECT 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,275 2,234
AAPARENT 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
DAPARENT 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
AACHILD 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
DACHILD 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
CHILDIS 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
CHBEHPRB 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
PRTSDIED 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
PRTSJAIL 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
NOCOPE 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
ABANDMNT 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
RELINQSH 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
HOUSING 4,725 9,287 1,705 15,771 11,707 7,276 2,234
CURPLSET 4,723 9,240 1,709 15,771 11,705 7,215 2,234
PLACEOUT 4,652 9,287 1,708 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,225
CASEGOAL 4,702 9,197 1,709 12,407 11,408 7,098 2,059
CTKFAMST 4,722 9,287 1,707 14,839 11,696 7,276 2,234
CTK1YR 4,594 9,184 1,696 9,014 11,633 7,120 1,800
CTK2YR 3,472 2,653 836 2,951 3,660 3,158 868
PRTMOMYR 961 2,153 388 3,877 1,718 1,987 124
PRTMOMMO 961 2,153 388 3,877 1,718 1,987 124
PRTMOMDA 961 2,153 388 3,877 1,718 1,987 124
PRTDADYR 936 2,095 384 3,995 1,750 2,110 111
PRTDADMO 936 2,095 384 3,995 1,750 2,110 111
PRTDADDA 936 2,095 384 3,995 1,750 2,110 111
FOSFAMST 4,542 6,862 1,596 11,129 11,652 3,414 1,311
FCCTK1YR 2,933 5,291 979 11,322 9,572 3,583 1,012
FCCTK2YR 2,272 3,811 798 4,776 6,153 2,912 856
RF1AMAKN 2,985 6,862 973 12,375 9,597 7,276 1,270
RF1ASIAN 2,985 6,862 973 12,375 9,597 7,276 1,270
RF1BLKAA 2,985 6,862 973 12,375 9,597 7,276 1,270
RF1NHOPI 2,985 6,862 973 12,375 9,597 7,276 1,270
RF1WHITE 2,985 6,862 973 12,375 9,597 7,276 1,270
RF1UTOD 2,985 6,862 973 12,375 9,597 7,276 1,270
HOFCCTK1 4,517 7,766 871 14,543 11,633 7,276 1,274
RF2AMAKN 2,192 6,862 760 9,988 6,154 7,276 1,111
RF2ASIAN 2,192 6,862 760 9,988 6,154 7,276 1,111
RF2BLKAA 2,192 6,862 760 9,988 6,154 7,276 1,111
RF2NHOPI 2,192 6,862 760 9,988 6,154 7,276 1,111
RF2WHITE 2,192 6,862 760 9,988 6,154 7,276 1,111
RF2UTOD 2,190 6,862 760 9,988 6,154 7,276 1,111
HOFCCTK2 4,722 9,287 711 7,646 8,313 7,276 1,117
DODFCYR 1,972 3,391 648 5,900 4,938 3,061 1,082

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2009 v1 Foster Care Variable Counts by State


Utah through Wyoming
UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
DODFCMO 1,972 3,391 648 5,900 4,938 3,061 1,082
DODFCDA 1,972 3,391 648 5,900 4,938 3,061 1,082
DODTRNYR 1,970 3,391 648 5,861 4,937 3,061 1,084
DODTRNMO 1,970 3,391 648 5,861 4,937 3,061 1,084
DODTRNDA 1,970 3,391 648 5,861 4,937 3,061 1,084
DISREASN 4,645 9,278 1,707 5,897 11,687 7,268 1,078
IVEFC 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
IVEAA 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
IVAAFDC 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
IVDCHSUP 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
XIXMEDCD 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,182 2,234
SSIOTHER 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
NOA 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234
FCMNTPAY 4,725 9,287 1,709 15,771 11,708 7,276 2,234

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FIPS CODES USED IN THE 2009 V1 FOSTER CARE FILE


Below is a listing of the geographic Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) codes for
"state subdivisions" (usually counties) included in the dataset. The 118 counties listed had 1,000
or more records in the database. For counties with fewer than 1,000 records the FIPS code is not
provided, and a value of 8 (Not provided for reasons of confidentiality) is assigned.

FIPS County N FIPS County N


1073 Jefferson, AL 1,795 13121 Fulton, GA 1,704
2020 Anchorage, AK 1,227 15003 Honolulu, HI 1,939
4013 Maricopa, AZ 9,740 17031 Cook, IL 9,611
4019 Pima, AZ 4,525 17143 Peoria, IL 2,026
5119 Pulaski, AR 1,140 17163 St. Clair, IL 1,081
6001 Alameda, CA 3,219 17201 Winnebago, IL 1,273
6007 Butte, CA 1,158 18003 Allen, IN 1,339
6013 Contra Costa, CA 1,856 18089 Lake, IN 2,309
6019 Fresno, CA 3,667 18097 Marion, IN 4,815
6029 Kern, CA 3,430 18141 St. Joseph, IN 1,105
6037 Los Angeles, CA 33,654 19113 Linn, IA 1,012
6059 Orange, CA 4,349 19153 Polk, IA 1,522
6065 Riverside, CA 6,605 20173 Sedgwick, KS 1,872
6067 Sacramento, CA 6,061 20177 Shawnee, KS 1,197
6071 San Bernardino, CA 5,396 21067 Fayette, KY 1,014
6073 San Diego, CA 6,920 21111 Jefferson, KY 1,578
6075 San Francisco, CA 2,100 24510 Baltimore City, MD 5,765
6077 San Joaquin, CA 1,953 25005 Bristol, MA 2,052
6085 Santa Clara, CA 2,553 25009 Essex, MA 1,880
6107 Tulare, CA 1,389 25013 Hampden, MA 2,282
8001 Adams, CO 1,158 25017 Middlesex, MA 2,516
8005 Arapahoe, CO 1,270 25025 Suffolk, MA 1,883
8031 Denver, CO 3,295 25027 Worcester, MA 2,503
8041 El Paso, CO 1,716 26049 Genesee, MI 1,860
8059 Jefferson, CO 1,258 26065 Ingham, MI 1,032
9003 Hartford, CT 1,913 26081 Kent, MI 1,372
9009 New Haven, CT 2,362 26099 Macomb, MI 1,821
11001 District of Columbia 2,814 26125 Oakland, MI 1,832
12011 Broward, FL 2,447 26163 Wayne, MI 9,596
12031 Duval, FL 1,926 27053 Hennepin, MN 2,617
12057 Hillsborough, FL 3,472 27123 Ramsey, MN 1,566
12086 Miami-Dade, FL 3,135 29077 Greene, MO 1,022
12095 Orange, FL 1,577 29095 Jackson, MO 1,867
12099 Palm Beach, FL 1,975 29189 St. Louis, MO 1,387
12103 Pinellas, FL 2,304 29510 St. Louis City, MO 1,447
12105 Polk, FL 1,409 31055 Douglas, NE 3,099
12127 Volusia, FL 1,143 31109 Lancaster, NE 1,714
13089 De Kalb, GA 1,139 32003 Clark, NV 5,723

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FIPS County N
32031 Washoe, NV 1,460
34007 Camden, NJ 1,351
34013 Essex, NJ 2,580
34017 Hudson, NJ 1,079
35001 Bernalillo, NM 1,029
36029 Erie, NY 1,515
36055 Monroe, NY 1,196
36061 New York, NY 25,796
36103 Suffolk, NY 1,296
36119 Westchester, NY 1,224
37119 Mecklenburg, NC 1,384
39035 Cuyahoga, OH 2,791
39049 Franklin, OH 3,978
39061 Hamilton, OH 2,036
39113 Montgomery, OH 1,202
39153 Summit, OH 1,749
40109 Oklahoma, OK 5,325
40143 Tulsa, OK 2,081
41039 Lane, OR 1,602
41047 Marion, OR 1,838
41051 Multnomah, OR 3,128
41067 Washington, OR 1,246
42003 Allegheny, PA 3,493
42011 Berks, PA 1,057
42079 Luzerne, PA 1,112
42101 Philadelphia, PA 9,219
44007 Providence, RI 2,643
45045 Greenville, SC 1,089
45079 Richland, SC 1,039
47157 Shelby, TN 1,812
48029 Bexar, TX 4,532
48113 Dallas, TX 2,960
48201 Harris, TX 7,074
48439 Tarrant, TX 1,998
48453 Travis, TX 1,226
49035 Salt Lake, UT 1,689
53033 King, WA 2,507
53053 Pierce, WA 2,242
53061 Snohomish, WA 1,757
53063 Spokane, WA 1,615
53077 Yakima, WA 1,079
55079 Milwaukee, WI 3,950

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2009 FOSTER CARE STATE FOOTNOTES

States are encouraged, but not required, to provide explanatory footnotes along with their data
submissions. The footnotes allow states to provide additional information they consider
necessary for proper interpretation of their data. The footnotes may include such information as:

• general characteristics of the state’s foster care system


• characteristics of the population, including whether certain types of placements are
included
• state definitions that differ from federal AFCARS definitions.

Footnotes for the 2009 versions of the foster care data follow, sorted by element number and
state. General state footnotes that are not specific to an element or period are given an element
number of 00.

NDACAN strongly recommends that users review the 2009 footnotes that follow before
attempting to analyze the AFCARS Foster Care data.

Foster Care 2009 version 1: Footnotes


Element State Note
F00  Georgia  during a previous period yet they were not reported. System design and 
policy is currently being reviewed to improve this implementation. 
F00  Georgia  Georgia SHINES implements removal events separately from the in‐custody 
event. Therefore 94 children appear as "drop‐ins" indicating that they were 
in‐custody 
F00  Hawaii  AFCARS FOSTER CARE RESUBMISSIONS FOR FFY01 TO FFY04 AND FFY07B 
ARE BEING RETRANSMITTED TO INCLUDE THE REVISED LOGIC FOR 
EXTRACTING REMOVAL EPISODES FOR CHILDREN IN 
HOSPITAL/DETENTION/INCARCERATION AT BEGINNING OF THE DHS 
PLACEMENT RESPONSIBILITY EPISODE 
F00  Hawaii  AFCARS FOSTER CARE DATA IS BEING RETRANSMITTED FOR FFY 
1999,2000,2001,2002 TO CORRECT AN ERROR IN THE MAPPING OF THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL FIELDS. IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE 
MAPPING OF ELEMENTS 31 THROUGH 40 HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN ERROR. 
THIS WAS DUE TO A 
F00  Hawaii  THIS WAS DUE TO AN ERROR IN OUR FOSTER CARE EXTRACT PROGRAM 
THAT INCORRECTLY MAPPED THE CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL FIELDS IN 
OUR DATABASE TO THE FIELDS ON THE AFCARS FOSTER CARE EXTRACT 
RECORD. 
F00  Hawaii  THIS CREATED A TOTALLY ERRONEOUS REPORT OF WHAT WERE THE ACTUAL 
CIRCUMSTANCES LEADING TO THE REMOVAL OF THE CHILD AND AS SUCH 
WILL SKEW ANY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS THAT MAY BE DONE USING THESE 
FIELDS. 

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Element State Note
F00  Hawaii  AFCARS FOSTER CARE DATA IS BEING RETRANSMITTED FOR FFY 
1999,2000,2001,2002 TO CORRECT AN ERROR IN THE MAPPING OF THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL FIELDS. IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE 
MAPPING OF ELEMENTS 31 THROUGH 40 HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN ERROR. 
F00  Hawaii  THESE RETRANSMISSIONS WILL ALSO AFFECT ELEMENTS 18,19,23,24 AND 41 
DUE TO A CHANGE TO NO LONGER REPORT ON REMOVALS OR PLACEMENTS 
OF ONE CALENDAR DAY. 
F00  Hawaii  AFCARS FOSTER CARE RESUBMISSIONS FOR FFY01 TO FFY04 AND FFY07B 
ARE BEING RETRANSMITTED TO INCLUDE THE REVISED LOGIC FOR 
EXTRACTING REMOVAL EPISODES FOR CHILDREN IN 
HOSPITAL/DETENTION/INCARCERATION AT BEGINNING OF THE DHS 
PLACEMENT 
F00  Hawaii  RESPONSIBILITY EPISODE AS WELL AS SETTING THE DISHCARGE DATEWHEN 
THE CHILD IS PLACED WITH A NON‐CUSTODIAL LEGAL PARENT. 
F00  Michigan  APPROXIMATELY 10% OF THE STATE'S SUBSTITUTE CARE POPULATION 
INCLUDES CHILDREN IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 
F00  Nebraska  APPROXIMATELY 14% OF THE STATE'S SUBSTITUTE CARE POPULATION 
INCLUDES CHILDREN IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 
F00  Ohio  Data submitted 05/15/2009 was solely extracted from Ohio's SACWIS 
database, with all 88 Public Children Services Agencies implemented. 
Analysis of said report identified functional & conversion errors which are 
being addressed. 
F00  Ohio  Approximately, 215 records were excluded from Ohio's Rpt Population, 
based upon the following condition, when the Discharge_Date(E56) and 
Removed_Date(E21) were equal. 
F00  Ohio  Analysis revealed Ohio included 1005 records where the child was >= 19 
years of age. Ohio's Rpt. extraction code has been modified to exclude these 
records. 
F00  Pennsylvania  Number of shared case management with Juvenile Justice System: 1,752. 
F00  Pennsylvania  This Subsequent Foster Care file submission is for the purpose of addressing 
"dropped cases" for Round Two of the CFSR Data Profile. 
F00  Pennsylvania  This Subsequent Foster Care file submission is for the purpose of addressing 
"dropped cases" and future CFSR data profile analysis. 
F00  Utah  DJJS provided the last 117 FC records. 
F00  Utah  DJJS provided the last 123 FC records. 
F03  Iowa  Adoption workers cover more than one county. Therefore, foster children 
awaiting adoption adoption appear to be from a limited number of counties. 
F03  Nebraska  THE FOLLOWING OFFICES DEAL WITH MORE CASES THAN JUST THOSE IN 
THEIR COUNTY: ALLIANCE, SIDNEY, NORTH PLATTE, MCCOOK, LEXINGTON, 
BROKEN BOW, O'NEILL, DAKOTA CITY, COLUMBUS, NORFOLK, SEWARD, 
NEBRASKA CITY. 

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Element State Note
F04  Florida  SYSTEM GENERATED AFCARS ID NUMBER IS ENCRYPTED. 
F04  Iowa  Record numbers are encrypted in data submission. 
F04  Nebraska  RECORD NUMBERS IN DATA SET ARE ENCRYPTED STATE IDENTIFIERS. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 001325202288 was reported 
as 001625267222 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 004828207268 was reported 
as 008527227265 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  The child reported as Record Number 004523296276 in the 9A period is not 
being reported in the 9B period since the child was removed less than 24 
hours. 
F04  Oklahoma  The child reported as Record Number 001628250259 in the 9A period is not 
being reported in the 9B period since he/she is the child of a minor parent 
and is currently placed with the minor parent. 
F04  Oklahoma  The child reported as Record Number 005522256277 in the 9A period is not 
being reported in the 9B period since he/she is the child of a minor parent 
and is currently placed with the minor parent. 
F04  Oklahoma  The child reported as Record Number 006725256222 in the 9A period is not 
being reported in the 9B period since he/she is the child of a minor parent 
and is currently placed with the minor parent. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 005123260260 
was reported in error. At this time the only placement for this child in Trial 
Home Visit and the child should be part of the AFCARS population. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 004828237268 was reported 
as 008527207265 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 004821277268 was reported 
as 005725287212 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 009727237264 was reported 
as 000323247214 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 002824234276 was reported 
as 008525224245 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 008227214276 was reported 
as 007429284200 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 

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Element State Note
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 002320284289 was reported 
as 000022284219 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 005923237266 was reported 
as 007027214213 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 009721274274 was reported 
as 008926234255 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 006422284237 was reported 
as 007623250275 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 009823200203 was reported 
as 007529290201 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 005324210273 was reported 
as 008025250267 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 001328237232 was reported 
as 005922236278 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 008225284251 was reported 
as 001822286278 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 009128206276 was reported 
as 003129216275 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 006626262277 was reported 
as 001320226276 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge where we always 
retain the earliest client ID. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 004422290297 was reported 
as 000326250219 in the 09A period, due to Client Merge. 
F04  Oklahoma  In this period, the row where Record Number is 006923266242 was reported 
as 000326280219 in the 09A period. This client was improperly merged and 
the original id no longer exists. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 003721212294 
was reported in error. Child was never removed. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 003126244240 
was reported in error. Child was never removed. 

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Element State Note
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 008426200213 
was reported in error. Child was never removed. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 008426210213 
was reported in error. Child was never removed. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 003922292234 
was reported under the original bio id Child was removed from the Adoptive 
parents. The correct id is 009425216244. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 003922282234 
was reported under the original bio id Child was removed from the Adoptive 
parents. The correct id is 009425286244. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 005229257208 
was reported under the original bio id Child was removed from the Adoptive 
parents. The correct id is 009425296244. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 008827267261 
was reported under the original bio id Child was removed from the Adoptive 
parents. The correct id is 009127216245. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 001225284229 
was reported under the original bio id Child was removed from the Adoptive 
parents. The correct id is 001624264211. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 005525270221 
was reported in error. At this time the only placement for this child in Trial 
Home Visit and the child should be part of the AFCARS population. 
F04  Oklahoma  In the 9A period, the removal reported for Record Number 005123200260 
was reported in error. At this time the only placement for this child in Trial 
Home Visit and the child should be part of the AFCARS population. 
F04  Pennsylvania  There were approximately 575 record number changes from the previous 
report period to the 2009/09 report period. 
F04  Pennsylvania  There were approximately 25 additional dropped records from the previous 
report period to the 2009/09 report period. 
F04  Washington  Washington State began information system conversion four months into 
the 2009a AFCARS reporting period, therefore, the population reported 
represents an estimated 92% of children in care. 
F04  Washington  Washington State began information system conversion four months into 
the 2009a AFCARS reporting period, therefore, the population reported 
represents an estimated 95% of children in care. 
F05  Florida  EXCLUDES CHILDREN WHOSE MOST RECENT REVIEW IS AFTER THEIR 
DISCHARGE DATE. 
F05  Florida  THIS REPORT MAY NOT INCLUDE DISPOSITIONAL HEARINGS THAT MAY ALSO 
MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A JUDICIAL REVIEW. 

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Element State Note
F05  Iowa  Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board Reviews, Court Reviews, and DHS 
Administrative Reviews are shown in element 5. 
F05  Nebraska  ANOTHER STATE AGENCY, FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD, IS MANDATED BY 
STATE LAW TO CONDUCT THE PERIODIC REVIEW ON ALL CHILDREN IN OUT 
OF HOME PLACEMENT FOR 6 MONTHS OR GREATER. 
F05  Washington  Last review recorded is out of 7‐month range. An exception to the worker is 
generated when there is no review documented within the last seven 
months from the report period end or within 7 months of discharge. 
F06  Iowa  A date of birth is required. We do not estimate date of birth. 
F06  Michigan  CHILDREN IDENTIFIED AS 18 YEARS OR OLDER ARE STILL WARDS OF THE 
STATE AND ARE CONSIDERED DEPENDENT CHILDREN. 
F06  Nebraska  ESTIMATED BIRTH DATE IS JANUARY 1 OF THE ESTIMATED YEAR.?? 
F06  Nevada  Cleanup effort in place so that children 18 or older who are not in school are 
not reported. 
F08  Nebraska  UNABLE TO DETERMINE INCLUDES PERSONS WITH RACE INDICATED AS 
OTHER. 
F10  Iowa  A clinical diagnosis is required by a qualified professional. 
F10  Nebraska  CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS IS REQUIRED. 
F10  Washington  Previously reported only for children with an identified disability. æNoÆ and 
those not reported were both mapped as ænot reportedÆ. This has been 
corrected in WashingtonÆs new SACWIS system. This data will continue to 
improve. Pre‐SACWIS s 
F11  Washington  Previously reported only for children with an identified disability. æNoÆ and 
those not reported were both mapped as ænot reportedÆ. This has been 
corrected in WashingtonÆs new SACWIS system. This data will continue to 
improve. Pre‐SACWIS s 
F12  Washington  Previously reported only for children with an identified disability. æNoÆ and 
those not reported were both mapped as ænot reportedÆ. This has been 
corrected in WashingtonÆs new SACWIS system. This data will continue to 
improve. Pre‐SACWIS s 
F13  Nebraska  INCLUDES CHILDREN WHO ARE MEDICALLY FRAGILE AND/OR NEEDING 
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND/OR WHEELCHAIR. 
F13  Washington  Previously reported only for children with an identified disability. æNoÆ and 
those not reported were both mapped as ænot reportedÆ. This has been 
corrected in WashingtonÆs new SACWIS system. This data will continue to 
improve. Pre‐SACWIS s 
F14  Iowa  DSM III diagnostic criteria is used in this data element. 
F14  Washington  Previously reported only for children with an identified disability. æNoÆ and 
those not reported were both mapped as ænot reportedÆ. This has been 
corrected in WashingtonÆs new SACWIS system. This data will continue to 
improve. Pre‐SACWIS s 

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F15  Nebraska  INCLUDES CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER AND/OR IN 
INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 
F15  Washington  Previously reported only for children with an identified disability. æNoÆ and 
those not reported were both mapped as ænot reportedÆ. This has been 
corrected in WashingtonÆs new SACWIS system. This data will continue to 
improve. Pre‐SACWIS s 
F16  Nebraska  DATE WILL BE KNOWN IF DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE 
ADOPTION. 
F17  Nebraska  AGE WILL BE KNOWN IF DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE 
ADOPTION. 
F18  Hawaii  SOME OF THESE WERE NOT ACTUAL REMOVALS BECAUSE THEY WERE LESS 
THAN 24 HOURS LONG BUT SPANNED TWO CALENDAR DAYS. 
F19  Hawaii  WE ARE NO LONGER REPORTING ONE CALENDAR DAY EPISODES. 
F19  Hawaii  SOME OF_THESE SHOULD NOT BE COUNTED AS PRIOR REMOVALS BECAUSE 
THEY WERE LESS THAN 24 HOURS LONG BUT SPANNED TWO CALENDAR 
DAYS. 
F19  Iowa  For every foster care service with an exit date and 1)exit reason of return 
home or 2)exit reason of transfer custody to other parent, or 3) an exit 
reason of placmement with a suitable person, counts as one removal. 
F19  Nebraska  STATE DID NOT MANDATE THAT HISTORICAL DATA BE CONVERTED. IF A 
REMOVAL OCCURRED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 1998, IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN 
RECORDED IN THE NEW SYSTEM. 
F19  Washington  3.2% records counting 0 removals. This reflects a childÆs removal with a 
temporary event other than on‐run. The current afcars logic does not 
increase the count by 1 when a childÆs first placement event is a temporary 
event other than on‐r 
F20  Florida  DUE TO CONVERSION TO NEW SYSTEM SOME OF THESE ELEMENTS WILL BE 
BLANK 
F22  Nebraska  STATE HAS CAPACITY TO GENERATE THE TRANSACITON DATE FOR LATEST 
REMOVAL FROM HOME. 
F23  Hawaii  PLACEMENT DATES MAY VARY FROM THOSE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED AS WE 
ARE NO LONGER REPORTING ON ONE CALENDAR PLACEMENTS. RUNAWAY 
WILL NOW BE REPORTED AS THE DATE THE CHILD RAN AWAY. 
F24  Florida  SOME RECORDS SHOW NO PLACEMENT BECAUSE THEIR INITIAL AND ONLY 
PLACEMENT IS A HOSPITAL, DJJ FACILITY, OR RUNAWAY. 
F24  Florida  FLORIDA DOES NOT EXCLUDE PLACEMENTS OF LESS THAN 24 HOURS 
DURATION FROM PLACEMENT COUNT UNLESS PLACEMENT TYPE WOULD 
OTHERWISE BE EXCLUDED FROM THE COUNT. 
F24  Hawaii  WE ARE NO LONGER REPORTING ONE CALENDAR DAY PLACEMENTS 
F24  Hawaii  SOME OF THESE SHOULD NOT BE COUNTED AS PLACEMENT SETTINGS 
BECAUSE THEY WERE LESS THAN 24 HOURS LONG BUT SPANNED TWO 
CALENDAR DAYS. 

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F24  Iowa  Data reflects same day in/out placements, emergency placements respite, 
day treatment and other short term placements. 
F24  Nebraska  STATE DID NOT MANDATE THAT HISTORICAL DATA BE CONVERTED. IF 
PLACEMENTS OCCURRED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 1998, IT MAY NOT HAVE 
BEEN RECORDED IN THE NEW SYSTEM. 
F25  Washington  Data for this element was not accurately obtained from the pre‐SACWIS 
system resulting in 100% failing. WashingtonÆs new SACWIS requires this 
data to be recorded on the removal record. 
F26  Iowa  Iowa defines physical abuse as damage to any bodily tissue that must 
undergo a healing process or results in death. 
F27  Iowa  Iowa defines sexual abuse as commission of sexual offenses with or to a child 
as a result of acts or omissions of a caretaker. 
F28  Iowa  Failure of caretaker to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing or other care 
necessary for child's health & welfare when financially able: health/mental 
health care, emotional needs, proper supervision & response to infant's 
survival. 
F31  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY CHILD BEHAVIORAL PROBLEM 
(ELEMENT 34). 
F32  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY RELINQUISHMENT (ELEMENT 
39). 
F33  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY INADEQUATE HOUSING 
(ELEMENT 40). 
F34  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY DEATH OF PARENT (ELEMENT 
35). 
F35  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY INCARCERATION OF PARENT 
(ELEMENT 36). 
F36  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY CARETAKER INABILITYTO 
COPE (ELEMENT 37). 
F37  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY CHILD ALCOHOL ABUSE 
(ELEMENT 31). 
F38  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY CHILD DRUG ABUSE 
(ELEMENT 32). 
F38  Hawaii  WAS CONFIRMED. CASE #73348 CLIENT #87463 
F39  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 
CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY CHILD DISABILITY (ELEMENT 

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33). 

F40  Hawaii  THIS FIELD WAS PREVIOUSLY BEING SET TO '1' ERRONEOUSLY WHEN THE 


CIRCUMSTANCE OF REMOVAL WAS ACTUALLY ABANDONMENT (ELEMENT 
38). 
F41  Florida  TRIAL HOME VISITS ARE NOT CAPTURED. 
F41  Hawaii  HAWAII IS NO LONGER REPORTING TRIAL HOME VISITS BECAUSE HAWAII'S 
CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT HRS 587 DOES NOT ALLOW TRIAL HOME VISITS UP 
TO 6 MONTHS AS IS ALLOWED FOR AFCARS. 
F41  Iowa  Juvenile Justice population is included. Categories include: foster family, 
group care, relative, independent living; psychiatric medical institution for 
children, shelter, structured juvenile program, & medical institution. 
F41  Nebraska  SUPERVISED INDEPENDENT LIVING INCLUDES BOARDING HOMES, 
DOMICILLIARY FACILITIES AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SITUATIONS. 
F41  Nebraska  GROUP HOME INCLUDES GROUP HOMES FOR CHILDREN, TREATMENT 
GROUP HOMES, EMERGENCY SHELTER CENTERS, AND GROUP HOME FOR 
ADULTS. 
F41  Nebraska  INSTITUTION INCLUDES CENTRES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED, CHILD 
CARING AGENCIES, RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES, MEDICAL 
HOSPITALS, PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, JAILS, YOUTH LOCKED FACILITIES, 
NURSING HOMES, AND SCHOOLS. 
F41  Nebraska  APPROVED OR UNLICENSED RELATIVE HOMES ARE INCLUDED IN RELATIVE 
FOSTER HOMES. 
F43  Nebraska  REUNIFY WITH PARENT OR PRINCIPAL CARETAKER INCLUDES CASE PLAN 
GOALS OF FAMILY PRESERVATION AND REUNIFICATION. 
F43  Nebraska  EMANCIPATION INCLUDES CASE PLAN GOALS OF INDEPENDENT LIVING AND 
SELF SUFFICIENCY. 
F43  Nebraska  STATE POLICY DOES NOT DEFINE "LIVE WITH OTHER RELATIVES" AS A CASE 
PLAN GOAL. 
F43  Washington  Post go live changes to design in new SACWIS system required users to 
document this data differently resulting in a decline in compliance. 
Corrections to current afcar mapping logic combine with user training will 
improve this element. 
F44  Washington  Conversion to new SACWIS system did not populate this data on an 
estimated 8,000 converted Legally Free cases. Collection of this data on 
newly created Legally Free cases will not have this problem and the data will 
improve for this element 
F44  Washington  Conversion to new SACWIS system did not populate this data on an 
estimated 8,000 converted Legally Free cases. Collection of this data on 
newly created Legally Free cases will not have this problem and the data will 
improve for this elemen 

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F45  Michigan  IN SOME CASES WHEN THE EXACT YEAR OF BIRTH WAS UNKNOWN AN 
ESTIMATED YEAR WAS ENTERED. 
F45  Washington  Conversion to new SACWIS system did not populate this data on an 
estimated 8,000 converted Legally Free cases. Collection of this data on 
newly created Legally Free cases will not have this problem and the data will 
improve for this element 
F45  Washington  Conversion to new SACWIS system did not populate this data on an 
estimated 8,000 converted Legally Free cases. Collection of this data on 
newly created Legally Free cases will not have this problem and the data will 
improve for this elemen 
F46  Michigan  IN SOME CASES WHEN THE EXACT YEAR OF BIRTH WAS UNKNOWN AN 
ESTIMATED YEAR WAS ENTERED. 
F46  Washington  Conversion to new SACWIS system did not populate this data on an 
estimated 8,000 converted Legally Free cases. Collection of this data on 
newly created Legally Free cases will not have this problem and the data will 
improve for this element 
F46  Washington  Conversion to new SACWIS system did not populate this data on an 
estimated 8,000 converted Legally Free cases. Collection of this data on 
newly created Legally Free cases will not have this problem and the data will 
improve for this elemen 
F47  Georgia  Fourteen children who finalized to adoption, had an improperly documented 
TPR in SHINES. This is a training and conversion issue and does not indicate 
that the TPR did not occur. 
F49  Georgia  Analysis of the file indicates that case managers have been confused about 
the correct protocol for entering foster caretaker detailed information in the 
new system. This error will be corrected by a combination of data 
corrections, additional training, 
F49  Georgia  Twenty Children who finalized to adoption had an improperly documented 
TPR in SHINES. This is a training and conversion issue and does not indicate 
that the TPR did not occur. 
F49  Georgia  date of birth, and race information. 1084 records show no family structure 
on relative placements. 
F49  Georgia  Additionally, presently functionality is being designed to capture relative 
family structure, 
F52  Georgia  Inconsistencies exist for over 300 Records missing bits. A correction is 
currently being implemented for future submissions. 
F52  Nebraska  UNABLE TO DETERMINE INCLUDES PERSONS WITH RACE INDICATED AS 
OTHER 
F53  Nebraska  UNABLE TO DETERMINE INCLUDES PERSONS WITH RACE INDICATED AS 
OTHER 
F54  Georgia  Over 2000 Records were affected due to foster family structure being coded 
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F54  Georgia  Inconsistencies exist for over 300 Records missing bits. A correction is 
currently being implemented for future submissions. 
F56  Washington  Washington is unable to accurately determine discharges from care due to 
conversion to new SACWIS system. The 2009a submission is missing an 
estimated 1200 exit counts. 
F57  Nebraska  STATE HAS CAPACITY TO GENERATE THE TRANSACTION DATE FOR 
DISCHARGE FROM FOSTER CARE. 
F58  Hawaii  BABY (B.D. 4/10/04) DIED IN THE HOSPITAL ON 4/14/04. BABY DIED OF 
NATURAL CAUSES. BABY WAS UNDER DHS FOSTER CUSTODY. BABY WAS 
BORN DRUG EXPOSED. CASE #67409, CLIENT_287264 
F58  Iowa  Placement with a suitable person includes placement with a relative, 
guardian or other suitable person. Iowa does not use emancipation. Clients 
coded as such have aged out of the system. 
F58  Nevada  Frequency of children released to a legal relative guardian = 72 number and 
87.80 percent of all guardianship. 
F58  Nevada  Frequency of children released to a legal relative guardian = 38 number and 
84.44 percent of all guardianship. 
F58  Nevada  Frequency of children released to a legal relative guardian = 37 number and 
86.04 percent of all guardianship. 
F58  Pennsylvania  Total Number of Deaths: 5. Caused by: accident (2); natural causes (3). 
F58  Washington  Washington is unable to accurately determine discharges from care due to 
conversion to new SACWIS system. The 2009a submission is missing an 
estimated 1200 exit counts. The distribution by discharge type is incorrectly 
reported for both re 
F58  Washington  As a result of dropped cases in WashingtonÆs 2009b submission, counts for 
discharges to emancipation are 67% lower than expected. 
F59  Florida  THIS ELEMENT IS CODED BASED ON IV‐E ELIGIBILITY OF THE CHILD. IF THE 
PLACEMENT IS NOT ELIGIBLE, PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE IV‐E." 
F59  Florida  DATA NOT AVAILABLE DURING CONVERSTION TO NEW DATA SYSTEM. 
F60  Florida  THIS ELEMENT IS CODED BASED ON IV‐E ELIGIBILITY OF THE CHILD. 
F60  Florida  DATA NOT AVAILABLE DURING CONVERSTION TO NEW DATA SYSTEM. 
F61  Florida  THIS ELEMENT IS CODED BASED ON IV‐A ELIGIBILITY OF THE CHILD. 
F61  Florida  DATA NOT AVAILABLE DURING CONVERSTION TO NEW DATA SYSTEM. 
F62  Florida  THIS ELEMENT IS CODED BASED ON IV‐D ELIGIBILITY OF THE CHILD. 
F62  Florida  DATA NOT AVAILABLE DURING CONVERSTION TO NEW DATA SYSTEM. 
F62  Nebraska  TITLE IV‐D INFORMATION IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. 
F63  Florida  DATA NOT AVAILABLE DURING CONVERSTION TO NEW DATA SYSTEM. 
F63  Florida  THIS ELEMENT IS CODED BASED ON TITLE XIX ELIGIBILITY OF THE CHILD. 
F64  Florida  THIS ELEMENT IS CODED BASED ON SSI ELIGIBILITY OF THE CHILD. 
F64  Florida  DATA NOT AVAILABLE DURING CONVERSTION TO NEW DATA SYSTEM. 

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F65  Florida  DATA NOT AVAILABLE DURING CONVERSTION TO NEW DATA SYSTEM. 
F65  Oklahoma  38 were documented with No Income; 
F65  Oklahoma  189 children were forced to 1. Of these: 
F65  Oklahoma  18 were in care less than 30 days; 
F65  Oklahoma  0 are IV‐E Eligible but no payment was made and Element 59 was set to 0; 
F65  Oklahoma  63 were made IV‐E Ineligible by KIDS when the removal ended because the 
child did not have a compensable placement; 
F65  Oklahoma  70 had no other documentation. 
F66  Florida  INCLUDES ONLY CHILDREN ENTERED IN THE INTEGRATED CHILD WELFARE 
SERVICES INFORMATION SYSTEM (ICWSIS) AND SACWIS WITH THE SAME 
CLIENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. 
F66  Florida  MOST RECENT MONTHLY AMOUNT PAID FOR MAINTENANCE ONLY. 
F66  Georgia  Conversion of payment system is underway. Less than 10% of counties are 
not reporting payments of SHINES. 
F66  Iowa  The receipt of IVD payments is recorded here, however they are not included 
in the total, since they are applied to the State of Iowa's general fund, not to 
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