Administration on Children, Youth and Families

330 C Street SW
3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20201
(202) 205-8347 Phone
(202) 205-9721 Fax
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/acyf

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is a part of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in the Department of Health and Human Services, and is administered by a commissioner who is a presidential appointee.

ACYF is divided into two bureaus, each of which is responsible for improving outcomes for children, youth, and families, plus a crosscutting unit responsible for research and evaluation.  In addition, the United States and its territories are divided into 10 geographic regions, each having an office responsible for administering some of ACYF's programs located in that region.

ACYF administers major federal programs that include:

  • Child Welfare
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth
  • Family Violence Prevention and Services
  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

These programs provide financial assistance to States, community-based organizations, and academic institutions to provide services, carry out research and demonstration activities, and undertake training, technical assistance, and information dissemination.

Last Reviewed: February 4, 2016
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