The following section offers a list of reliable sites that offer different data, along with a description of
the types of data.

  1. AFCARS- The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System collects case level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with title IV-E
    agency involvement. State and Tribal title IV-E agencies are required to report AFCARS case-level
    information on all children in foster care and children who have been adopted with title IV-E agency
    involvement (per §479 of the Social Security Act). Specifically, the data include information about
    children who enter foster care, their entries and exits, placement details, and foster/adoptive parent
    information, which makes it possible to identify trends.
  2. Children’s Bureau Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Find reports, databases, and other sources of statistical data on child abuse and neglect,
    foster care, adoption, and well-being.
    • Most current national data
    • Data reports and archives
    • Child and family well-being statistics
    • Child abuse and neglect statistics
    • Foster care statistics
    • Adoption statistics
  3. Child Trends: State-level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United States
    This comprehensive child welfare resource provides state and national data on child
    maltreatment, foster care, kinship caregiving, and adoption from foster care.
  4. NACC Race Equity Hub
    This hub includes links to resources that support race equity, one of NACC’s core values.
    Advocacy Tips
    Federal Guidance and Communications
    Journal Articles
    Law Office/Agency Management
    Related News
    Research/Fact Sheets
    Resource Hubs/Reading Lists
    State/County/City Specific Resources
    Systems Change
    Working with Clients
  5. The Annie E. Casey Family Foundation Kids Count Data Center
    This site provides state and national data on various indicators of children’s well being. The viewer can
    tailor a search by one or multiple indicators for both regional and national reports.
  6. National Center for Juvenile Justice This site supplies demographic data on delinquency cases, has data dashboards on a variety of topics such as:
    • Dating violence reported by high school students
    • Characteristic and trends of youth victims of suicide and homicide
    • Juvenile population characteristics
    • Offending by juveniles
    • Child maltreatment victims
    • Children living in poverty
    • Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care
  7. Various state DCF offices usually issue an annual report that include a lot of good data, like this in
  8. California Child Welfare Indicators Project Data and technical assistance to promote child welfare
    system improvement
  9. United States Census Quick Facts Data
    This website includes demographic information, including information on race and Hispanic origin, from
    the previous census. Profiles are available for the nation, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia
    and Puerto Rico, and all counties. Cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more are also