$220K

Cost per year for each state juvenile detention facility placement

80%

Recidivism rate for youth in NYS after 4 years

4%

of the nation’s foster youth population lives in NYC

1,000

# of youth in The Foundling’s foster care

11,000

# of youth in foster care in New York City

400K

Approximate # children in foster care nationwide

3%

of former foster youth obtain a 4-year college degree

40%

of foster youth have special education needs

34%

of foster youth nationwide fail to graduate high school

15%

of 8th grade foster youth nationwide are on grade level

64%

of foster youth have an income below the poverty line at age 24

66%

of women who age out of foster care are mothers by age 24

50%

Unemployment rate for youth aged 16-24 that have aged-out of foster care

918

Average # of youth who age out of foster care each year in NYC

60%

of children in foster care have a chronic medical condition

13%

Reduction in the NYS Foster Care budget from 2000 to 2010

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