Davidson County Foster Care

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Davidson County Foster Care

Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a series of posts answering foster care questions. We wanted to start off with giving you some basic statistics for the Davidson County Foster Care system. Our CASA Volunteers fight hard to increase the number of kids who are reunified with their families and decrease the number of kids who “age out” of the system. Remember that we are always working for the child’s best interest.

Davidson County Children Discharged
During April 2010 through March 2011
Count Rate State Rate Rank
(high=1 to low=95)
Total Discharges 428/143,698 29.8 per 10K 36.5 per 10K 72
Children Discharged for Reunification 197/428 46% 52% 79
Children Discharged for Relative 137/428 32% 21% 15.5
Children Discharged for Adoption 37/428 9% 14% 56
Children Discharged for Transfer 15/428 4% 1% 6.5
Children Discharged for Emancipation 34/428 8% 9% 50
Children Discharged for Guardianship 4/428 1% 2% 28
Children Discharged for Runaway 4/428 1% 0% 9.5
Children Discharged for Death 0/428 0% 0% 50.5
Children Discharged for Unknown 0/428 0% 0% 52.5
Median Length of Stay in Foster Care 428 8.1 months 9.0 months 53
Median Months from Removal to Reunification Discharge 197 8.0 months 7.6 months 39
Median Months from Removal to Relative Discharge 137 0.6 months 3.5 months 91.5
Median Months from Removal to Adoption Discharge 37 23.8 months 24.5 months 70
Reunified within 72 Hours 8/197 4% 3% 18.5
Reunified within 12 Months 149/197 76% 77% 59.5
Adopted within 24 Months 20/37 54% 48% 48
Adopted within 48 Months 31/37 84% 91% 79
Median Months from Removal to TPR Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months 28 18.3 months 19.7 months 68
Median Months from TPR to Final Adoption Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months 28 1.6 months 3.7 months 89.5
Paternal Followed Maternal TPR by Over 30 Days Among Adoptions During Latest 12 Months 6/28 21% 29% 55.5
In Care 12+ Months at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 18 20/26 77% 66% 58
In Care with Both TPRs at Age 16, Discharged to Permanency by Age 18 4/5 80% 52% 68
Adoption Discharges 37/143,698 2.6 per 10K 5.3 per 10K 61
Non-Permanent Discharges 53/143,698 3.7 per 10K 4.1 per 10K 51
Non-Permanent Discharges Among Children with Both TPRs 2/33 6% 10% 52.5
Discharged Runaways Under 18 on March 31 2011 9 na na 3
Children Victimized within 6 Months After Discharge during March 2007 through February 2008 3/790 0.4% 1.5% 40

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-Meg, CASA Nashville