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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.

This letter from the Children’s Bureau encourages agencies and courts to continue working together to ensure judicial hearings and reviews proceed and critical judicial oversight occurs in child welfare proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.


March 21, 2012

This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction on the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Funds under the Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect program created by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) as amended by Public Law (P.L.) 111-320.


February 10, 2000

This Program Instruction (PI) sets forth the requirements for recipients of Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grant awards for fiscal year 2000, and provides instructions to the States on the Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grant applications.

This webpage provides information about child welfare Federal Register announcements, information memoranda, technical bulletins, and other policy documents regarding the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs).

This document provides a schedule of the reporting requirements for states' and tribes' Child and Family Services Plans (CFSPs) and Annual Progress and Services Reports (APSRs).

This checklist describes all the required elements of states' fiscal year 2014 Annual Progress and Services Reports (APSRs).

This document provides instructions for conducting the stakeholder interviews for the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs).

Provides guidance to the states regarding the use of data and information to assess systematic factor functioning.

This Technical Bulletin contains updated general instructions for Program Improvement Plan monitoring, evaluation, and renegotiation. It includes technical information for States and Children's Bureau Regional Offices (CBROs) about monitoring, reporting, and using a matrix spreadsheet for Program Improvement Plan submissions.