Request for Information
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published a notice in the Federal Register on October 23, 2014, (79 FR 63406) requesting public comments to inform its upcoming Report to Congress. The Report to Congress is required to be submitted no later than June 30, 2015, under title III, section 305 of H.R. 4980 (Pub. L. 113-183), Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014. ACF stated in the notice that the request for information would remain open until December 22, 2014, for the receipt of public comments. To provide the public with more time to comment, ACF extends the period of time for which the comments will remain open. To provide clarification on the first bullet point under the Background Section, which was truncated in the first Federal Register Notice, please consider the following: A review of the effectiveness of state child support programs and collection practices and an analysis of the extent to which the practices result in unintended consequences or performance issues.
Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Involving Unaccompanied Children
This IFR proposes standards and procedures to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment involving unaccompanied children (UCs) in ORR's care provider facilities.
Caring for Our Children Basics; Comment Request
As authorized by the 2014 Omnibus Act, ACF is requesting public comment on a voluntary set of minimum health and safety standards for early care and education settings titled, ``Caring for Our Children Basics.''
Administration for Native Americans; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). This reorganization creates the Division of Policy and makes other technical changes to reflect the current functions within ANA. The realignment of functions better reflects the current work environment and priorities within ANA, manifests ANA's commitment to Federal/Tribal government-to- government relationships, and promotes self-determination for all Native Americans. The statement of mission, organization, functions, and delegations of authority conforms to and carries out the statutory requirements of the Native American Programs Act (NAPA).