RESOURCES & STATISTICS
over 700 children
Did You Know?
In North Carolina, approximately 1 out of every 100 children, or about 1% of the state’s child population, are abused or neglected.
102,718 children with investigated reports of possible abuse and neglect in North Carolina from July 2018 to June 2019.
There are approximately 440,000 foster youth nationwide.
30,000 youth age out of the foster care system between the ages of 18 – 21 annually.
Within four years of aging out, 50% have no earnings, and those who do make an average annual income of $7,500.
The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program works with children who have been petitioned into the system and who have been appointed a Guardian ad Litem by a judge – about 18,000 children every year.
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