Federal laws set specific guidelines for state and tribal child welfare practice and frequently outline eligibility for federal funding.

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) - This booklet presents CAPTA as amended by P.L. 111-320, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, and also includes the Adoption Opportunities program and Abandoned Infants Assistance Act, as amended.

Compilation of Titles IV-B, IV-E and Related Sections of the Social Security Act - This compilation includes the Social Security Act with changes from the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (Public Law 113-183) enacted September 29, 2014.

Last Reviewed: June 12, 2016