WATCHING THE NUMBERS
A six-year statistical survey monitoring New York City's child welfare system
We've captured six years of key indicators for New York City's child welfare system. Highlights include:
- The number of children admitted to foster care reached a record low in Fiscal Year 2015.
- The average caseload of child protective workers has risen markedly over the last few years.
- About half of all children in foster care are expected to return home.
- Fewer than half of all siblings in foster care live apart from each other.