Digging into the data | A look at child reunification rates in Adams County

Based on data in the State of the Child Welfare reports, for years Adams County has had a higher reunification rate when compared to the state and other similar counties.

“Parents have the right to work toward reunification with their children,” said Rachael Miller, the Policy Director for Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

From 2011 to 2015, the reports show Adams County’s reunification rates were on-par or below state average. However, after 2015, those reunification rates started to rise. The data shows they are also reunifying youth faster. in 2020, 72.5 percent of kids exited foster care and were reunified, compared to roughly 50 percent of youth in the state and similar counties. In 2021, 76.5 percent were reunified compared to 49 percent statewide and 54 percent with other rural-mix counties.

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