Report #18: Preliminary estimates for FY 2010 as of June 2011.
ADMIN, FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, ADMIN, ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, & CHILDREN'S BUREAU, THE AFCARS
80) Such information would be based on data reported by states to HHS via AFCARS
and data collected by states on the protocols for responding to children who run away, including--characteristics of children who run from foster care, and trends in the number of children reported as runaways in each fiscal year; state efforts to provide specialized services and placements to address the needs of these children.
The Afcars Report: Preliminary FY 2011 Estimates as of July 2012, at 2 (2006) [hereinafter AFCARS
FY 2011 Data], available at http://www.
Since penalties for non-compliance were not introduced until 1998, our AFCARS
panel is an unbalanced selection of states that provided verified high-quality data in accordance with federal mandates.
report: Interim FY 2003 estimates as of June 2006 (10).
REPORT, supra note 11 (citing the statistic that 25 percent of children adopted out of the child welfare system are placed with a relative).
It was not until 1998 that the penalties associated with the AFCARS
took effect, bringing the number of reporting states to 43.
FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES, THE AFCARS
REPORT 1 (Apr.
In addition, although states were mandated to begin reporting data to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS
) in 1995, few reviews of states' AFCARS
reporting capabilities have been conducted to assist states in resolving some of their reporting challenges.
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (2001) "The AFCARS
Report: Interim Estimates for Fiscal Year 1998.