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December/January 2015Vol. 15, No. 11CB Website Updates

The Children's Bureau website carries information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more.

Recent additions to the site include:

  • ACYF-CB-IM-14-03 – This purpose of this Information Memorandum (IM) is to inform States and Tribes of the enactment of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and provide basic information on the new law, including title IV-E plan changes, new case plan requirements and definitions, additions to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), modifications to the Family Connection grants, Chafee program, and reauthorization of the Adoption and Guardianship Incentive Program:
  • ACYF-CB/FYSB-IM-14-01 – The purpose of this IM is to provide guidance on services for youth under age 18 who run away from foster care and come in contact with runaway and homeless youth programs:
  • FY 2014 Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Awards – This document provides a list of Children's Bureau discretionary grants awarded in fiscal year 2014:
  • Adoption Incentive Awards History – This table provides the cumulative earning history from the Adoption Incentive program by State for fiscal year 1998 through fiscal year 2013:
  • Criteria for Using State Case Review Process for Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Purposes – This document supplements the information provided in CFSR Technical Bulletin #7 and details how States and the Children's Bureau will work to verify each State's ability to meet the case review criteria:
  • CFSR Reviewer Brief – Understanding the Federal Expectations for Rating Cases – This brief provides CFSR reviewers with an overview of the practices that may lead to a Strength rating in a case as well as other issues to consider during the assessment:
  • Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews 2015 Schedule – This document provides the schedule of the title IV-E foster care eligibility reviews for fiscal year 2015:

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