LOCATION OF MALTREATMENT
The data system collects information about where the alleged maltreatment occurred. The numbers in the accompanying
chart are based on incidents. Many children were victims of more than one type of maltreatment and were counted
multiple times in each location. For example, a child may have been both neglected and sexually abused in the family
home. This child is counted twice at that location.
SUBSTANTIATED – LOCATION AND TYPE OF MALTREATMENT
Location Type of Maltreatment Incidents
NEGLECT PHYSICAL SEXUAL EMOTIONAL OTHER TOTAL
Victim’s Home 26,134 3,117 1 ,041 603 104 30,999
Other Private Home 1,077 228 278 21 9 1,613
Center Based Daycare 42 23 1 1 0 67
Family Based Daycare 27 10 6 0 0 43
Residential Foster Care Home 17 6 3 4 0 29
Group Home Foster Care 70 4 6 0 0 80
Family Foster Home-DFCS 106 17 14 14 0 151
Family Foster Home-Non DFCS 59 13 4 11 0 87
* ‘Other’ may include such locations as a park, shopping mall, automobile, place of business, etc.
FOSTER PARENTS AND FOSTER HOMES
In 2007, there were 347 substantiated incidents of maltreatment to foster children in a foster home location. In 266 of
the 347 incidents, the perpetrator was a foster parent or residential/group home staff member. The four types of foster
care recorded in the data system are residential facilities, group home facilities, family foster care homes – DFCS and
family foster homes – Non DFCS.
The conclusion is that if a child was sexually abused in his own home and then put into foster care- he was sexually abused again. The question is why was this allowed to happen? DFCS can’t even monitor their foster homes. This is a crime for which they have to be held accountable.