National CASA Statement on Immigration
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A Nationwide Strain on Foster Care Systems
- Over the last five years, the foster care population has grown by 8 percent, while federal funding for foster care decreased by 2 percent over the same period.
- From 2004 to 2013, the proportion of infants born exposed to drugs — mainly opioids — increased nearly sevenfold in rural counties across the country.
- In Arizona, the number of children in foster care increased 63 percent from 2011 to 2015.
- Maine has seen a 45 percent increase in its foster care population since 2011.
- In one Ohio town, 1 in 5 babies are born with prenatal opioid exposure.
- In one West Virginia family court, parental substance abuse is a factor in 80 percent of cases.