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  • Polk County is 24th (of 159) in the state of Georgia for the highest number of child removals into foster care.
  • Polk County is 23rd (of 159) in the state of Georgia for the highest number of children currently in foster care.
    • On September 20th, 2016, there were 124 children in care.
  • On average, 6 children are removed from their homes monthly and placed in foster care.
  • Between October 2015 and September 2016, a total of 77 children were removed into foster care.
  • 21 out of 77 children were reentered into foster care, 6 of those within 12 months of discharge.
  • On average, a child that is removed from their home will spend 11 months in foster care.

Haralson County

​Polk County

  • ​Haralson County is 14th (of 159) in the state of Georgia for the highest number of child removals into foster care.​
  • ​Haralson County is 12th (of 159) in the state of Georgia for highest number of children currently in foster care.
    • On September 30th, 2016, there were 93 children in care.
  • ​On average, 5 children are removed from their homes monthly and placed in foster care.
  • ​Between October 2015 and September 2016, a total of 61 children were removed into foster care.​
  • 9 out of 61 children were reentered into foster care, 4 of those 9 within 12 months of discharge.
  • On average, a child that is removed from their home will spend 24 months in foster care.