Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care (New Collection)

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47519-47520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19440]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of Youth
Transitioning From Foster Care (New Collection)
AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration
for Children and Families; HHS
ACTION: Request for Public Comment.
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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to
collect data on human trafficking and other victimization experiences
among youth recently or currently involved in the child welfare system.
The goal of the one-time survey is to better understand trafficking
experiences, to identify modifiable risk and protective factors
associated with trafficking victimization, and to inform child welfare
policy, programs, and practice.
DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with
the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting
public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection
described above.
ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be
obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families,
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All
requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the
information collection.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: ACF is proposing data collection as part of the study,
``Survey of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care''. This Notice
provides the opportunity to comment on a survey of youth with current
or recent involvement in foster care.
    Primary data collected includes a one-time survey with up to 780
youth aged 18 or 19 who were in foster care during their 17th year. The
survey will be conducted in-person, with both field interviewer-
administered items and Audio-Computer Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI)
items that the youth will complete privately for sensitive topics.
Survey questions will be focused on the youths' demographic data,
trafficking and other victimization histories, internal and external
assets, and risk and protective factors. Involvement with child welfare
and juvenile justice systems, and utilization of other services will
also be addressed in the data collection.
    Respondents: Youth aged 18 or 19 who were in foster care during
their 17th year.
Annual Burden Estimates
    Data collection is expected to take place over two years.
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                                                                                                          Number of      Average burden
                             Instrument                              Total number of   Annual number    responses per      hours per      Annual burden
                                                                       respondents     of respondents     respondent        response          hours
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Survey of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care.....................             780              390                1              1.2              468
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 468.
    Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a)
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted
within 60 days of this publication.
    Authority: Section 476(a)(1-2) (42 U.S.C. 676) of the Social
Security Act Part E-Federal Payments for Foster Care and Adoption
Assistance.
Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-19440 Filed 9-9-19; 8:45 am]
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