Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
COMPASS
Children's Outcomes Measured in Protection And Safety Statistics

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Permanency for Children in Foster Care

Trends for the Last 5 Years

  • Composite Score

  • Children in Care 24+ Months and Discharged to a Permanent Home

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  • Children Legally Free for Adoption and Discharged to a Permanent Home

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  • Children in Care 3+ Years and Discharged to Independent Living or turned 18 (Lower Score Preferable)

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  • Children in Care 24+ Months and Discharged to a Permanent Home

Mar-2019 Sep-2019 Mar-2020 Sep-2020 Mar-2021 Sep-2021 Mar-2022 Sep-2022 Mar-2023 Sep-2023
Count350372391342278250293311346397
Percent50.00%50.81%50.58%45.05%38.23%35.81%38.05%36.28%38.23%41.52%
Total700732773759727698770857905956
  • Children Legally Free for Adoption and Discharged to a Permanent Home

Mar-2019 Sep-2019 Mar-2020 Sep-2020 Mar-2021 Sep-2021 Mar-2022 Sep-2022 Mar-2023 Sep-2023
Count525519495414351356400387349383
Percent98.68%99.04%99.19%99.51%98.87%98.07%98.03%99.74%99.14%98.71%
Total532524499416355363408388352388
  • Children in Care 3+ Years and Discharged to Independent Living or turned 18

Mar-2019 Sep-2019 Mar-2020 Sep-2020 Mar-2021 Sep-2021 Mar-2022 Sep-2022 Mar-2023 Sep-2023
Count40384957535356545464
Percent23.52%23.31%27.37%27.94%26.63%28.96%30.93%30.33%26.73%28.19%
Total170163179204199183181178202227