ABSTRACT

Child Welfare: HHS Should Facilitate Information Sharing Between States to Help Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Residential Facilities, Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "News media have reported several incidents of youth being maltreated by staff employed at residential facilities. Some of these youth were in the child welfare system and some had special needs. States oversee these facilities, and often contract with private providers to operate them. Little information is publicly available about incidents of maltreatment in federally funded residential facilities for youth. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review this issue. This report examines (1) how selected states help prevent and address maltreatment in federally funded residential facilities, (2) the challenges selected states face in reporting and collecting maltreatment data, and (3) the additional steps suggested by stakeholders to address maltreatment and how relevant federal agencies are supporting state efforts."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104670
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Date:
2022-01
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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