Southwest Key Programs Did Not Always Comply with Health and Safety Requirements for the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program [open pdf - 4MB]
From the Document: "The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), manages the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program. We initiated a series of reviews of UAC Program grantees because, beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2012, there were significant increases in both the number of children served by the UAC Program and program funding, as well as multiple changes to ORR policies beginning in FY 2014. We selected Southwest Key Programs (Southwest Key), a UAC Program grantee, for review because it is one of the largest providers of services to UAC in the United States. We conducted this audit in conjunction with our review of Southwest Key's financial management of Federal funds received to operate the UAC Program (A-06-17-07004). Our objective was to determine whether Southwest Key met applicable safety standards for the care and release of children in its custody."
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Report No. A-06-17-07005
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