3.10 Youth in Out-of-Home Care

This page includes data from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the Annie E. Casey Foundation on the number of youth under age 20 placed in out-of-home care under a court order or a formal voluntary placement agreement. The two most common out-of-home placement settings are in a foster home and in court-ordered kinship care with a relative.


Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Children in Out-of-Home Care Annual Report

Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT Data Center

U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Easy Access to Juvenile Populations


Other placement settings include unlicensed relative and non-relative homes, residential care centers, group homes, secured facilities (such as hospitals, mental health facilities, correctional facilities, and detention), shelter care, trial reunification, supervised independent living, and youth who have been placed in out-of-home care but have gone missing, have been known or suspected to have been kidnapped, are in the company of an unauthorized person, or are located in an unauthorized place. All out-of-home placement data are from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families except for the 2009 county-level data, which are from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. County-level placement setting data are not available for 2009.