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Child Out-of-Home Placement Reasons

Neglect and parent substance abuse are the most common reasons for children to be in out-of-home placements

In 2019, there were several reasons children would be in out-of-home placements.

  • Neglect was the reason for out-of-home placement for a majority of children.
  • Parent substance abuse was a reason for almost half (48%) of out-of-home placements.
  • These reasons have been the top two reasons for child out-of-home placements since 2012.