This Technical Bulletin provides guidance on the standards used to determine compliance on the semi-annual Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data files. It also includes instructions for installing, executing, and interpreting the title IV-E Agency AFCARS Data Compliance Utility (DCU), version 3.1. This utility is made available to title IV-E agencies to assist them in assessing the compliance of their data with AFCARS standards prior to submission of the data to the Children’s Bureau.
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