Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children entering care.
This factsheet helps child welfare leaders, managers, data and CQI staff, and others understand and explain the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children entering care. This indicator measures whether permanency is achieved (through reunification, adoption, guardianship, or living with a relative) within 12 months of children entering foster care. Performance on this indicator is used as part of the CFSR Round 4 process to evaluate CFSR Permanency Outcome 1 and can also inform CQI, program monitoring, and strategic planning activities. Part of the CFSR Round 4 Statewide Data Indicator Series, this factsheet takes complex data calculations related to state and national performance and condenses them into a digestible reference for individual or group learning.