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This codebook shows the data elements included in a Child File submission, along with definitions, values, and technical guidance provided to states.

PI-19-04

Summary of actions required to complete and submit the (1) Final Report for FYs 2015-2019; (2) the new CFSP for FYs 2020- 2024; and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III.
March 18, 2019

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to Indian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations and Indian Tribal Consortia (hereafter “tribes,” unless otherwise noted) on actions they are required to take to receive their allotments for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, and Chafee and ETV programs.

PI-19-02

Summary of the actions required in completion and submission of (1) the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) Final Report and CAPTA Update FYs 2015-2019, (2) the CFSP for FYs 2020-2024, and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III.
February 26, 2019

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to states, territories, and insular areas (hereafter “states,” unless otherwise noted) on actions they are required to take to receive their allotments for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, section 106 of CAPTA, Chafee and ETV programs.

PI-18-01

Summary of the actions required in completion and submission of (1) the fourth APSR update to the 2015-2019 CFSP, (2) the CAPTA Update, and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III.
March 5, 2018

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to states, territories, and insular areas (hereafter “states,” unless otherwise noted) on actions they are required to take to receive their allotments for federal fiscal year (FY) 2019 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, section 106 of CAPTA, CFCIP and ETV programs.

This checklist was developed to ensure that APSR submissions include all required elements. States can use this checklist as a guide in writing their 2018 APSR and CAPTA update.

PI-17-05

Summary of the actions required in completion and submission of (1) the third APSR update to the 2015-2019 CFSP, (2) the CAPTA Update, and (3) the CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III.
April 10, 2017

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to states, territories, and insular areas (hereafter “states,” unless otherwise noted) on actions they are required to take to receive their allotments for federal fiscal year (FY)1 2018 (subject to the availability of appropriations) authorized under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, section 106 of CAPTA, CFCIP and ETV programs.

About NCANDS

June 18, 2015

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) is a voluntary national data collection and analysis system created in response to the requirements of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Public Law 93-247) as amended.

This report provides an overview of the purpose of the supplementary analysis as well as a summary of key findings. In the supplementary analysis, data from the NIS-4 and the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) were used to examine the comparability of information reported by the two studies on children investigated by Child Protective Services (CPS), including data on the number of children investigated, the dispositional outcome of investigation, the types of maltreatment experienced by children, and the children’s age, sex, and race/ethnicity.

PI-14-03

March 5, 2014

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to States on the June 30, 2014, submission of: (1) the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) Final Report for fiscal years (FYs) 2010-2014 (the “2010-2014 Final Report”) and CAPTA update; (2) the CFSP for FYs 2015-2019 (the “2015-2019 CFSP”) for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services (CWS), the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) and Monthly Caseworker Visit Grant programs; and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) and the Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program; and (3) the CFS-101, Part I, Annual Budget Request, Part II, Annual Summary of Child and Family Services, and Part III, Annual Expenditure Report- Title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, CFCIP, and ETV.

This report to Congress provides an overview of information collected from professionals in the field affected by immunity issues related to the response and investigation of child maltreatment and also summarizes state statutes on immunity.