Fostering Connections Resource Center

Illinois' use of technology to ensure educational stability

Illinois has a geographic information systems (GIS) application called "SchoolMinder." This GIS technology helps identify available foster homes that are near both the child's current educational setting and the home from which he or she was removed. The state has been successful in keeping children in their schools of origin.  Read more.


The Fostering Connections Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators for providing this and other summaries of state approaches that appear on this site. Please visit NAPCWA for a complete summary of implementation activities.

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