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This Information Memorandum (IM) urges all state and tribal title IV-E agencies, courts, administrative offices of the courts, and Court Improvement Programs to work together to ensure that parents, children and youth, and child welfare agencies, receive high quality legal representation at all stages of child welfare proceedings, and to maximize allowable title IV-E administrative reimbursement for children who are candidates for title IV-E foster care or who are in title IV-E foster care and their parent(s) in foster care legal proceedings.


Use of Title IV-E Programmatic Options to Improve Support to Relative Caregivers and the Children in Their Care.
December 29, 2020

In response to the Executive Order 13930, Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children, this Information Memorandum (IM) encourages title IV-E agencies to make use of flexibilities and options within the title IV-E program to improve support for relatives and kin caring for children in foster care.


Executive’s Guide to CCWIS
August 8, 2016

This Information Memorandum (IM) informs state and tribal IV-E agencies about the publication of the Executive’s Guide to CCWIS.


October 6, 2011

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Public Law (Pub. L.) 112-34).


January 31, 2011

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides instruction on the Child Welfare and Head Start Partnerships: Partnering with Families Involved in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.


February 24, 2010

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on Program Guidance Concerning the Making Work Pay Tax Credit.


October 1, 1992

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides guidance on the ADP System Security Requirements and Review Process - Federal Guidelines.


May 8, 2003

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on the Disregard of Monetary Allowances for Certain Children of Vietnam War Veterans.


October 24, 2008

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides an overview of the Fostering Connections To Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 and Indian Tribe Option to Apply to Operate a Title IV-E Plan Directly.


February 5, 2007

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on ratings for the Child and Family Service Reviews.