Statistics

Statistics

More than half — 55 percent — of the 16,000 children in foster care statewide, as of Sept. 3, 2015, were taken from their homes because of parental drug use, according to state department of human services data.

The agency found that the number of children living in foster care nationally climbed for the fourth year in a row, to about 437,500.

“The continued trend of parental substance abuse is very concerning, especially when it means children must enter foster care as a result,” said Steven Wagner of the Administration for Children and Families. “The seriousness of parental substance abuse, including the abuse of opioids, is an issue we at (Health and Human Services) will be addressing through prevention, treatment and recovery-support measures.”

The following are the statistics as of January 31, 2024:

The following numbers were obtained through our Client Survey Form which all participants fill out. These numbers are prior to obtaining long-term birth control through our program:

Total Paid Addicts/Alcoholics
8,058

Ethnicity/Race

White
4,919
Black
1,693
Hispanic
845
Other
591

Type of Birth Control Chosen

Tubal Ligation
2,690
Implanon / Nexplanon
1,042
IUD
2,831
Depo Provera (No lonnger offered)
1,059
Norplant
38
Vasectomy
536

Articles of Interest

Project prevention has prevented a minimum of 19,948 infants from being conceived, which has saved taxpayers an estimated $119,610,000 .

Addicts coming to our program obtained 2,398 abortions prior to obtaining longterm birth control. Birth control prevents abortions as well.

# of abortions reported per client

1,029 had one
649 had two
325 had three
170 had four
80 had five
47 had six
21 had seven
15 had eight
46 had nine
5 had ten
4 had eleven
3 had twelve
2 had thirteen
1 had eighteen
1 had nineteen