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 - The following is a listing of reports in alphabetical order by state.

State region Fiscal year
Alabama 4 2011
Alaska 10 2007
Arizona 9 2009
Arkansas 6 2001
California 9 2004
Colorado 8 2006
Connecticut 1 2012
Delaware 3 2002
District of Columbia 3 2005
Florida 4 2012
Georgia 4 2011
Hawaii 9 2004
Idaho 10 2006
Illinois 5 2010
Indiana 5 2008
Iowa 7 2004
Kansas 7 2007
Kentucky 4 2008
Louisiana 6 2013
Maine 1 2005
Maryland 3 2008
Massachusetts 1 2005
Minnesota 5 2005
Mississippi 4 2013
Missouri 7 2009
Montana 8 2009
Nebraska 7 2010
Nevada 9 2006
New Hampshire 1 2004
New Jersey 2 2011
New Mexico 6 2002
New York 2 2012
North Carolina 4 2008
North Dakota 8 2003
Ohio 5 2012
Oklahoma 6 2006
Oregon 10 2003
Rhode Island 1 2003
South Carolina 4 2010
South Dakota 8 2005
Tennessee 4 2013
Texas 6 2002
Utah 8 2005
Vermont 1 2002
Virginia 3 2010
Washington 10 2011
West Virginia 3 2003
Wisconsin 5 2006
Wyoming 8 2001

Last Reviewed: June 12, 2015