Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children

 

    Child Date Trends
Georgia

  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
Total Children1 2,169,234
# of Infant mortality <1 1 1022 1035              
Infant mortality rate <1 1 8.6 8.5   8.5          
# of Child death 1 448 460              
Child death rate 1 29 29   25          
# of Child homicide 3       58 54        
                   
Teenage Death Rate1 355 331   55          
Child Suicides3       22 33        
                   
    59              
Teenage Birth Rate 7091 6582              
  44 40   36          
Children Suicides3         34        
Percent of Children living in poverty1 23 23   18          
                   
Percent of children in single parent homes1 29 31   30          
                   
Number of Children reported abused4     70652 76581          
Number of Children substantiated abused 4     14936            
Number of Children in DFCS Custody (end of year)4     11294 12477          
Number of Children in out of home care 2                  
Preadoptive home   724 625 1585          
relative foster home   3336 2874 3508          
foster home   6570 5771 9095          
group home   640 752 1022          
institution (therapeutic)   804 589 962          
Independent living                  
runaway   58 74 154          
trial home visit   459 522 1657          
DJJ   102 87            
not indicated     522 448          
total in custody   12693 11294            
Children adopted 4     1148            
Juveniles served DJJ System       42,229 40,002 50,609      
Violent Arrest Rate 1 275                
Property Crime Rate 1 1641                
Juveniles in DJJ facilities RYDC6         1316 1226      
Juveniles in DJJ long term YDCs6       2191 3367 2646      
DJJ Short Term Program Commitments5         4855        
Community Corrections6 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
community (no supervision)       3369 2179 1480      
case workder supervision       34090 34489 41851      
multi Service Center       3132 2110 3629      
contract/group home       268 339 773      
emergency shelters       1 1 4      
DJJ Group Home       99 55 196      
Independent living       52 43 139      
job corps       4 10 16      
Mental Health Private facility       0 4 36      
Psychiatric       0 0 6      
residentila A&D       59 60 268      
Specialized Residential       173 167 755      
State MH A&D       0 3 29      
Wilderness       134 132 522      
Total Community Services       42229 40002 50609      
Race Distribution black  YDC       73.54 75.07 72.67      
                   
Children eligible for adoption                  
Graduation rate from High School                  
                 
BUDGET6 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
DHR         1339 1,363 1411 1,417  
DJJ           272,553,000      
Family Foster Care 35,266,716 37,511,000 37,785,000     60,543,000 64,007,000 70,122,000  
Institutional Foster Care 12,266,000 17,620,000 15,638,000     25,180,000 30,737,000 55,134,000  
Specialized Foster Care 10,898,000 7,163,000 6,597,000     8,535,000 12,211,000 12,632,000  
MATCH           58,420,000 61,263,000 61,263,000  
Adoption Supplement           44,089,000 44,856,000 44,856,000  
Prevention of Foster Care           14,745,000 15,745,000 15,745,000  
Homemaker Services           7,803,000 7,803,000 7,803,000  
#of children served (paid) 8204 8540 9010            
                   
National cost of raising a child 8                  
age 2           9,230      
age 16           10,300      
                   
                   
                 
                 
                 

1-Kids Count Data Book, Annie E. Casey Foundation
2-DFCS Report in compliance with HB1406 of 1998
3-Georgia Child Fatality Review Annual Report
4-Social Services Fact Sheet
5-DJJ Website
6-Governor's Budget Document
7-Management Reference Manual, DJJ
8-USDA National average
 

 

 

 

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