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Data Quality Utility

September 3, 2012

The DQU performs comprehensive checks on AFCARS data to help title IV-E agencies assess and improve data quality.

AFCARS Report #21

September 29, 2014

This report provides preliminary estimates of AFCARS data for FY 2013. Preliminary reports of AFCARS data include data received by September 30 for the report period ending March 31 and by March 31 for the report period ending September 30.

This TB provides title IV-E agencies with guidance in encrypting record numbers in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data file submissions.

IM-16-01

Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking for collecting and reporting additional data elements related to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in the AFCARS
April 8, 2016

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs state title IV-E agencies and tribes about the publication of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rule Making (SNPRM) and where to submit comments.

IM-15-01

February 25, 2015

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs state and tribal title IV-E agencies about the publication of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) and where to submit comments.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and the Children’s Bureau released a brief on the use of congregate care in the child welfare system. Through examining trends from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), federal, state, and local agencies were able to collect data elements which are designed to help policymakers and advocates better understand the population of children and youth who are likely to experience congregate care and what, if any, additional supports may be needed to further reduce reliance on it as a placement setting.

AFCARS Report #26

October 24, 2019

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2018. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of August 22, 2019 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2018.

This Program Instruction (PI) notifies States of the new policy and procedures regarding the collection of funds resulting from penalties being assessed due to a State’s substantial failure to meet the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) standards and requirements in 45 CFR 1355.40.

AFCARS Report #24

November 30, 2017

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2016.

AFCARS Report #23

June 30, 2016

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2015.