Child Welfare Policy Manual

April 25, 2014

1.2B.6  AFCARS, Data Elements and Definitions, Foster Care Specific Elements, Outcome information

1. Question: Some States do not capture information about outcomes except when the children not only are discharged from agency custody, but also the case is closed and the agency is no longer providing any type of services to the family. If this is the case for a particular State, how will penalties be assessed for lack of information?

(Deleted 07/05/2002)