Policy Directions

By combining high-quality evidence and integrated data, we can reveal hidden possibilities, identify areas of greatest need, and make the most of our resources.

THE CHALLENGES FACING OREGON CHILDREN

1,700

Of the Oregon children born every year, approximately 1,700 will experience at least one substantiated case of abuse and neglect before age five.

80%

Of these children, 80% will be removed from their home and enter foster care.

40%

Of the children who are removed from their home and enter foster care, 40% will experience a termination of parental rights or enter a guardianship program.

EXLORE OTHER DATA POINTS

Thousands of Oregon children experience abuse and neglect every year.
Effective help early in life would benefit them, their families, and their communities.

FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT BY REGION

Children enter foster care from across the state, but some regions experience higher rates than others. This view divides the state by its 16 Coordinated Care Organization regions.

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COST FORECAST

Effective help early in life would benefit children, their families, and their communities.
By using data and evidence, we can direct resources where they're needed most.

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PATHS THROUGH THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

High-quality data lets us see the paths that children follow through the Child Welfare system.
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