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Child welfare and social services agencies must work in collaboration with juvenile and family courts. Both are responsible for protecting children and ensuring their safety, health, and well-being. Tribal courts may take their roles farther when working with their Tribe’s child welfare and social services departments by ensuring culturally competent services are provided to strengthen families and support reunification.

This PII grantee program manual provides detailed information about the implementation process of the Child and Family Practice Model (CFPM) created by the California Partners for Permanency (CAPP) project.

This guide identifies values and priorities that can foster trust and build the knowledge and skills of Tribes, their evaluation partners, and other stakeholders to conduct more useful and meaningful evaluations of child welfare programs.

JooYeun Chang, the Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner, presents the upcoming changes to the delivery of training and technical assistance available to support states, tribes, territories, and courts.


April 23, 2014

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance on a new review instrument for state and tribal automated child welfare information systems (S/TACWIS). State and tribes are asked to reach out to your Division of State Systems (DSS) federal analyst to obtain the SRI.


June 11, 2013

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information for states and tribes who request FFP for costs associated with an automated data processing project covering one or more of the human services programs established by the Social Security Act. This addresses the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software applications by these agencies, including purchased, leased and hosted proprietary software products and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.


April 10, 2013

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to Tribes on the June 30, 2013 Submission of the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) required under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act (the Act) for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Programs, and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP), including the Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) program; submission of the CFS-101, Part I, Annual Budget Request; Part II, Annual Summary of Child and Family Services; and Part III, Annual Expenditures for Title IV-B, Subparts 1 and 2.

This report provides the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAPs) for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 as well as relevant per capita income data for tribes expressing interest in operating title IV-E programs.

This report provides information for determining tribes’ Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAPs) for fiscal years 2010 through 2014.


May 8, 2012

This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance on the Annual Credit Report required by the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Public Law (P.L.) 112-34).