Last updated on: 6/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Administration of Children & Families (ACF) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Sep. 2005

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Description:

“The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.”

“ACF Mission,” ACF website (accessed Oct. 18, 2007)

Mission:

“ACF programs aim to achieve the following:

  • Families and individuals empowered to increase their own economic independence and productivity;
  • Strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on the quality of life and the development of children;
  • Partnerships with individuals, front-line service providers, communities, American Indian tribes, Native communities, states, and Congress that enable solutions which transcend traditional agency boundaries;
  • Services planned, reformed, and integrated to improve needed access;
  • And a strong commitment to working with people with developmental disabilities, refugees, and migrants to address their needs, strengths, and abilities.

“ACF Mission,” ACF website (accessed Oct. 18, 2007)

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