States' Oversight of Residential Facilities To Protect Children From Maltreatment
States monitor and license federally funded residential facilities for children, but policymakers and the media have reported on incidents of child abuse and neglect (collectively referred to as maltreatment) that raise concerns about the effectiveness of States' oversight efforts to protect children in these settings. We will interview State child welfare and licensing agencies to assess how they monitor and address reports of maltreatment in child residential facilities. Identification of gaps in State oversight of residential facilities for children and potential promising practices (e.g., innovative policies or activities that could help address maltreatment) could help the Administration for Children and Families and States improve their oversight and better protect the children placed in these facilities.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|November 2022||Administration for Children and Families||States' Oversight of Residential Facilities To Protect Children From Maltreatment||Office of Evaluation and Inspections||OEI-07-22-00530||2024|