Administration for Children and Families April 23, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Statewide Data Indicators and National Standards for Child and Family Services Reviews
Document Number: 2014-09001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau reviews a state's substantial conformity with titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act through the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs). Statewide data indicators are used to inform the Children's Bureau's determination of a state's substantial conformity relative to certain safety and permanency outcomes. This document advises the public of the Children's Bureau's plan to replace the statewide data indicators and the methods for calculating associated national standards on those indicators. We invite the public to comment on these indicators and methods before their use in CFSRs scheduled for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2015 through FY 2018.