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Toolkit: Insights from OIG's Work on the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Efforts to Care for Unaccompanied Children

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), a program office of the Administration for Children and Families, has custody of and must provide care for children in the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program. The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border has surged many times in recent years, resulting in large numbers of children in ORR custody. ORR provides grants to facilities that provide care to children in the UC Program until suitable sponsors in the United States can assume custody. OIG has a body of work that encompasses many aspects of the challenges faced by ORR in managing the UC Program. For example, this body of work has focused on ORR and grantee efforts to address children's mental health needs, reunite children separated from their parents, conduct background screenings of facility employees, maintain physical security at grantee facilities, and document safety incidents. This toolkit will synthesize findings and recommendations from past OIG work and provide key insights on ORR's administration and oversight of the UC program.

Announced or Revised Administration for Children and Families Toolkit: Insights from OIG's Work on the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Efforts to Care for Unaccompanied Children Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
April 2021 Office of Evaluation and Inspections Toolkit: Insights from OIG's Work on the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Efforts to Care for Unaccompanied Children Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-09-21-00220 2021