Assessing the Context of Permanency and Reunification in the Foster Care System: Lucas County Ohio Community Development Department . Endnotes


1.  Of the 691 children in Lucas County who entered out-of-home care in 1999 (519 entering agency custody and 172 entering relative custody), 410 (almost 60%) were placed with an extended family member. The ethnic distribution of children in substitute care in 1999 was 45 percent African-American, 41 percent Caucasian, 11 percent Bi-Racial, 2 percent Hispanic, 1 percent other. Site visits for Lucas County were conducted in November 2000.