Permanency Data Analytic Reports

Consistent with child welfare best practice, DCYF aims to promote safety, permanency and well-being among all children, youth and their families. DCYF makes concerted efforts to preserve families and support children in their families. When efforts to maintain children in their homes can no longer ensure child safety, for the safety of the child, the child is placed in foster care.

DCYF permanency reports provide summary data and information on children, youth and families who enter out-of-home placements. A primary aim of these reports is to provide data and information to Rhode Island agencies and communities that can be used to guide their efforts in supporting the well-being of children, families, and communities in the state

The Annual Permanency Data Analytic Reports provide data on the number and demographic profile of children who enter an out-of-home placement, city and town of removal, first placement types, length of time to achieve permanency, re-entry into care and disproportionality across removals, first placement and re-entry into care.

Permanency Report: Entry Cohort of Children in Foster Care FY15 – FY19

Entry cohort of children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018

Entry cohort of children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2017

Entry cohort of children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2016

Entry cohort of children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015

Children in Foster Care and Networks of Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Children in Foster Care and Networks of Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

Children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicators, July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Children in Foster Care, Selected Permanency Indicator Trends, July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014

When permanency cannot be achieved by reunification with their family, the child can achieve permanency with a forever family through adoption. The Adoption Surveillance Report provides data and information on the number of children who achieve permanency through adoption, the demographic profile of children who achieve adoption, the average length of time to achieve adoption among other data indicators.

Adoption Surveillance Report, 2018

Adoption Surveillance Report, 2016

Adoption Surveillance Report, 2014

Resource families who provide caring homes for children are essential partners within the Rhode Island Child Welfare System. Knowing and better understanding their needs throughout the process from the time of the first Department contact and licensing process to supports needed while caring for children is an important objective of DCYF. The three reports below provide data and information from resource families, their voice and input on how DCYF can support resource families.

Willingness to Care for Specific Populations

Satisfaction with Resource Parenting, Services, and Supports and Interest in Continuing Foster Parenting

Resource Parent Experiences with the Child Welfare Licensing Process (A Family for Every Child, Diligent Recruitment)

DCYF analyzes data across a variety of child welfare, behavioral health and juvenile justice areas. Below are a few targeted reports involving children and youth in out-of-home placements.

Congregate Care: Data Driven Recommendations

Predictors of Long-Term Foster Care

Factors associated with Placement Stability

Factors associated with Children/Youth in Foster Care