A new Child Trends report, Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFYs 2008 and 2010, summarizes key findings from a national survey of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, regarding state child welfare expenditures in state fiscal years (SFYs) 2008 and 2010 – the most recent years for which data are available. The survey tracked the use of federal, state and local funds to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families and provides an important snapshot of national and state-by-state approaches to funding child welfare services. The survey was sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Casey Family Programs. For a copy of the full report, please see the Child Trends website here.

To view state-by-state findings, download tables, and compare findings by state, please see the State Child Welfare Policy Database at www.childwelfarepolicy.org.