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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 2021, there were several reasons for children to be in out-of-home placements.
- Neglect was the reason for out-of-home placement for the majority of children (56%).
- Parent substance abuse was a reason for about one-third (32%) of out-of-home placements.
- These have been the top two reasons for child out-of-home placements since 2012.