Analysis of Child Welfare Services Expenditure Data and Child Day Care Expenditure Data: Phase II Report. B. Total Reported Child Welfare Service Expenditures


Total FY 1985 Federal, State and local expenditures of approximately $3.2 billion were reported by 46 States for Child Welfare services in 6 service areas. Substitute Care accounted for 53% of total reported spending in 1985. Protective Services accounted for 25% of funds, Preventive Services accounted for 10% and the other 3 services accounted for a combined 12% of spending.

Service totals for 1985 were:

  Reported Fed, State, local Expenditures Percent Reported Expenditures
Substitute Care $1,683,961,772 53%
Protective Services $805,876,401 25%
Preventive Services $328,694,827 10%
Adoption $184,843,748 6%
Juvenile Services $170,744,082 5%
Pregnancy and Parenting $24,169,168 1%

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