AFCARS Assessment Reviews
The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information from state and tribal title IV-E agencies on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with title IV-E agency involvement. Title IV-E agencies are required to submit AFCARS data twice a year based on two 6-month reporting periods.
The purpose of the AFCARS assessment reviews is to more fully assess and evaluate how an agency gathers, records, extracts, and submits its AFCARS data. The AFCARS review process is a rigorous evaluation of the agency's information system and allows the review team to identify problems, investigate the causes, and suggest solutions during the review.
Guide to an AFCARS Assessment Review - This document provides detailed information on the AFCARS assessment review progress and can help title IV-E agencies prepare for a review. It can assist title IV-E agencies that are developing or redesigning a case management information system. It also can be used as a technical assistance document and self-assessment tool to support the development of the business requirements needed to create the AFCARS data file.
AFCARS Assessment Review Reports by Fiscal Year - The following is a listing of reports by federal fiscal year: