Safe at Home – Did you know?
On October 1, 2015, Safe at Home was implemented in eight counties in BCF Region 2 (Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, Lincoln, Boone, Wayne and Logan) and also in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties in Region 3.
This geographic location was chosen for a number of reasons, including:
- Congregate care use is highest in Region 3, which is also the region with the largest proportion of older youth in care.
- Statewide, 61% of youth ages 12-17 in care are placed in congregate care, and 18% of those youth are placed out-of-state. In the Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan district of Region 3, 83% of the youth in care are in congregate care, and 57% of those youth are placed out-of-state.
- In Region 2, 58% of youth ages 12-17 are placed in congregate care settings, with about 10% placed out-of-state.
- In Region 2, the entry rate for older youth is roughly 13 per 1,000. (12 per 1,000 in Region 1, 10 per 1,000 in Region 3, and 15 per 1,000 in Region 4).
Learn more at http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/safe/.