Tag Archives: AFCARS

AFCARS Tribal Comments Needed-June 13 Deadline

The Administrating is reconsidering the burdens of the Obama Administration’s Final Rule to collect data on American Indian/Alaska Native children in foster care through the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). Comments are due June 13. Previous … Continue reading

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HHS in the News, and in Regulations, and in Lawsuits

Late last week, this article from Politico started making the rounds: But the Trump administration contends the tribes are a race rather than separate governments, and exempting them from Medicaid work rules — which have been approved in three states … Continue reading

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Tribal Consultation on the Proposed AFCARS Changes

Here is the letter sent today: Tribal Consultation Notification 4-16-2018 This is on the proposed changes to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), the way the feds collect from the states on adoption and foster care. … Continue reading

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Déjà vu All Over Again: AFCARS Comments Needed

Here is the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking where HHS is reopening the FINAL RULE adopting new data elements on kids in foster care, including ones on ICWA.  Comments on how yes, really, we really do want ICWA data, just … Continue reading

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AFCARS Model Comments for Tribes

I posted earlier about the AFCARS proposed information collection activity posted in June. Here is the Federal Register page. There are at least sets of two model comments for tribes in circulation. If you have not yet received any but … Continue reading

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Final AFCARS Rule with ICWA Elements

Here is the final Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Rule incorporating a number of new data elements states will have to report to the feds. These elements include important information on ICWA cases and placements. Many people … Continue reading

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Preliminary 2015 AFCARS Data Released by DHHS

Just a reminder that this is the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data, which is information sent from the state to the federal government about kids in foster care. There is still a pending rule change that … Continue reading

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Latest NCJFCJ Disproportionality Report on Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care

Here. A reminder this is lagging data, so this report covers numbers from 2014, and to read all of the disclaimers in the report regarding how the data is collected and analyzed.

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AFCARS Comments Due May 9

As we previously posted, for the first time, the federal government is proposing to collect data on state ICWA cases. If you, or your employer, or your tribe are willing to let the feds know you think this is a … Continue reading

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Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rule Making on AFCARS (ICWA Data)

Due in parts to comments filed on the original proposed rule change for Automated Foster Care and Adoption Reporting System (our primary source of data regarding kids in care), the Administration for Children and Families has added collecting ICWA-related data to the … Continue reading

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