State Foster Care Statistics

The Division of Children and Family Services is responsible for the safety of children and youth in Arkansas. DCFS is responsible for child abuse and neglect prevention, protection, foster care, and adoptive programs. The following statistics can all be located at the Arkansas Department of Human Services website.

Why would a child enter foster care?

*statistics are greater than 100% because a child can enter into foster care for more than 1 reason

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