Performance Measure
Measure Name
Percentage of children who exit from foster care to a permanent living arrangement (reunified with families, placed with relatives, adopted)
Measure Last Modified
Aug 04 2016 03:29
Measure Last Published
Jun 02 2017 01:19
Measure Status
Data Source and Calculation
The data source is the On-line Automated Services Information System (OASIS). This measure is reported monthly and represents the number of children who exit foster care for reasons of reunification with biological family, custody transfer to another relative, or adoption. An average of the monthly percentages is computed for the quarter. The results are obtained from the VCWOR (Virginia Child Welfare Outcome Reports) utility ("Children's Services System Transformation Outcomes" report). The result is a rolling 12-month average reported at the end of the each quarter.
Enterprise Priorities and Strategies
Enterprise InitiativeEnterprise PriorityEnterprise Strategy
Health and FamilyChildren and FamiliesPromote strategies that encourage a culture of health through stable housing, access to high-quality health care and proper nutrition.
Associated Service Areas
SA CodeSA Name
46010Local Staff and Operations
46901Foster Care Payments
46902Supplemental Child Welfare Activities
Measure ID76546006.001.002
Measure ClassAgency Key
Measure TypeOutcome
Year TypeState FY
Preferred TrendIncrease
Cumulative DataNo
Statistical Unit% of children exiting Foster Care
Baseline and Targets
Target NameDateResultNote
Baseline06/30/201477.277.2 percent of children exited from foster care to permanent living arrangements (reunification with parents, placements with other relatives, or adoption) in 4th quarter of SFY 2014
Short Target 201806/30/201880
Long Target 202006/30/202086
Measure Results
YearQ1Q2Q3Q4Explanatory Note
201274.975.874.774.0The low foster care permanency rates can be attributed to increased average age of children in foster care, minimal use of relatives as a permanent placement resource, and an extensive list of barrier crimes that precludes certain individuals from being approved as parents or guardians. Several strategies, including promoting use of family searches and placements, Custody Assistance, and ”child-specific recruitment” techniques by local departments of social services, will be implemented in FY 2013.
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