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38 Years After ICWA, Feds to Collect Data on Native American Foster Youth


The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, plans for the first time to collect national data and information about Native American children involved in state and local child welfare systems.

ACF issued a notice of proposed rule making yesterday that describes the information it will require states to annually produce about American Indian and Alaskan Native children through the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).


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