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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Statistics bleak for children in foster care

Statistics bleak for children in foster care

The statistics documenting outcomes of children in foster care are bleak.

Only 58 percent had a high school degree at age 19, compared to 87 percent of youth not in foster care.

About one in five were homeless for one or more nights within a year after leaving foster care.

One in four will be incarcerated within the first two years after they leave the system.

Note: This is a sales pitch for CASA. As if they really make a difference.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, and in the eyes of the UK Social Services, it is acceptable, for a Child, to get through 30 different Foster Carers.
    This was a comment made by someone that was a part of the audience, at the recent channel 4 failure to care debate.
    Of course our comments were edited out of the program.
    Alison Stevens Parents Against Injustice.


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