Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Andrew Battista

Thesis Professor Department

Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration

Thesis Reader(s)

Dilshod Achilov, Rebecca L. Keeler


Influences on Foster Care Reentry Rate looked at demographic and socioeconomic characteristics in each state within the United States. Those characteristics were then studied to see how they related to foster care reentry rates. Then, a case study analysis was conducted on three states, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Tennessee, because of their similarity in demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and divergence in foster care reentry rates. The case analysis was an in depth pursuit of differences in each of the state's policies that may be a driving force of higher reentry rates.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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