Current data extract (unless otherwise noted): Q3 2019

Note: As of the Quarter 1, 2018 data extract, we use the CWS/CMS placement history table, PLACEMENT_FACILITY_TYPE_HISTORY (PFACHIST), and placement history data derived from an analysis of facility type change between extracts to more accurately determine placement types over time.

Important note: Prior to mid-2017, it was not possible for Resource Family Approval (RFA) early implementing counties to accurately capture the number of children living in "Kin" placement types (now called "Relative/NREFM"). Early implementing counties were instructed to enter all new placements with resource families into the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System as "Foster" placement types, including those placed with relatives. To obtain accurate information regarding relative placements, reports should be filtered/restricted by "Relative" caregiver relationship type. Please note, non-related extended family members could not be identified for resource family homes at this time and were reflected as a "Nonrelative" caregiver relationship type.

Notes on Data Source

For quarterly reports and other summary data, see CWS Outcomes.

  • 3-S1 * Maltreatment in foster care 
  • 3-S2 Recurrence of maltreatment 
  • 3-P1 * Permanency in 12 months for children entering foster care 
  • 3-P2 * Permanency in 12 months for children in foster care 12-23 months 
  • 3-P3 * Permanency in 12 months for children in foster care 24 months or more 
  • 3-P4 * Re-entry to foster care 
  • 3-P5 * Placement stability 
* Report includes data for children and youth in probation-supervised care.

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Webster, D., Lee, S., Dawson, W., Magruder, J., Exel, M., Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Putnam-Hornstein, E., Wiegmann, W., Saika, G., Chambers, J., Hammond, I., Williams, C., Miramontes, A., Ayat, N., Sandoval, A., Benton, C., Hoerl, C., McMillen, B., Wade, B., Yee, H., Flamson, T., Hunt, J., Carpenter, W., Casillas, E., & Gonzalez, A. (2020). CCWIP reports. Retrieved 2/24/2020, from University of California at Berkeley California Child Welfare Indicators Project website. URL: <>