Number of children in the foster care system in Maryland at the end of the calendar year.
Number of youth in Maryland who returned to the parent/guardian from whose care they were removed when they entered the foster care system.
Number of youth in Maryland, aged 18-21, who were emancipated from foster care to live on their own.
Number of new Alternative Response cases in Maryland. Alternative Response is a type of response to low risk child abuse and neglect allegations, where rather than investigating a family and naming a caretaker as a maltreator, the Local Department of…
Number of new Investigative Response cases in Maryland. Investigative Response is the Child Protective Services' response to cases where Alternative Response is not sufficient and an investigation needs to occur into whether a child’s caretaker abused or neglected them. (more…)