Laws

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 - Draft - This compilation includes the Social Security Act with changes from the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Public Law 112-34) enacted September 30, 2011, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) enacted March 23, 2010, and the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351) enacted October 7, 2008.