Parenting Youth In Foster Care

California now collects information about the parenting youth in foster care. The summary statistics below were drawn from the California Child Welfare Indicators Project, as of April 1, 2019. The requirement to collect this data has been in place since 2014, with the passage of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183). As a relatively new data element, the California Department of Social Services indicated that this data is expected to get more accurate over time, as collection becomes more consistent.