INDICATOR: CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT
DEFINITION: Children in Out-of-Home Placement is the number of children who have been removed from their families and are in the care of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) while awaiting permanent placement. Out-of-home placements include foster homes (relative, non-relative and private agency foster homes), placements with step parents, group homes, shelter care, residential treatment, and medical facilities. Permanent placement includes reunification with the family, adoption or guardianship.
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