National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts:

Appendix B.
List of State Policy Manuals(1)

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Alabama
Alabama Department of Human Resources. (2001). Policy manual, chapter 7.
Alaska
State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Family and Youth Services. (2001; revisions in 2002). Child protective services manual [Online]. Retrieved May 16, 2001, from http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/Publications/CPSManual/CPS.htm.
Arizona
Arizona Department of Economic Security. (2001). Child protective services policies and procedures.

Child abuse hotline procedure manual. (1998).

Family Builders policy and procedures. (2002).

Hopi Tribe, Arizona Department of Economic Security. (2001, June 1). Intergovernmental Agreement between the Arizona Department of Economic Security and the Hopi Tribe.

Navajo Nation, State of Arizona, Division of Social Services, & Arizona Department of Economic Security. (1997, October 17). Indian Child Welfare Services Agreement between the State of Arizona and the Navajo Nation.

Protective Services Review Team policy. (n.d.).

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services. (1999; revisions in 2001, 2002). Family services policy and procedures manual.

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services. (2002). Family services policy and procedures manual.

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services. (2002). Child maltreatment assessment protocol (Pub 357).

California
California Department of Social Services (1999). Manual of policies and procedures [Online]. Retrieved June 12, 2002, from http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov.
Colorado
Colorado Department of Human Services. (n.d.). Overview of child welfare system. [Online]. Retrieved May 1, 2001, from http://www.cdhs.state.co.us.

Colorado Department of Human Services. (2001). State social services manual, CWS, vol. 7. [Online]. Retrieved May 1, 2001, from http://www.cdhs.state.co.us.

Colorado Department of Human Services (n.d.). Code of Colorado regulations. [Online]. Retrieved May 1, 2001, from http://www.cdhs.state.co.us.

Colorado Children's Code. (1998). Denver: L.G. Printing Co.

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Children and Family. (1996). Policy manual, volume II.
Delaware
Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families. (2001). Division of family services policy manual and user manual.

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families, Department of Justice, Delaware Police Department. (1998). State of Delaware Memorandum of Understanding.

Description, Philosophy, and Rationale for Safety Assessment for Every Child/ren (SAFE Child/ren) (n.d.).

House Bill No. 120: An act to amend Titles 11, 13, and 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Safe Arms for Babies. (n.d.)

Michie Editorial Staff. (2000). Delaware code annotated. Charlottesville, VA: Author.

Shannon, L.M., (2001, April 1). Policy memorandum. [Unpublished Correspondence].

State of Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families. (2001). Regulations for the central child abuse registry.

District of Columbia
Child and Family Services Agency Office of Planning, Policy & Program Support. (n.d.) Residential Placement Services Flow Chart.

Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Human Services, Family Services Administration. (1995; revisions in 2001, 2002). Child and family services policy handbook.

Williams, A., Office of the Corporation Counsel, United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, District of Columbia Police Department, Child and Family Services Agency, Department of Health, Children's National Medical Center, District of Columbia Public Schools, & District of Columbia Children's Advocacy Center. (2001). District of Columbia memorandum of understanding and interagency agreement on child sexual abuse investigation, prosecution, and prevention.

Florida
State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Children and Family Services, Child Welfare Legal Services. (1996). Operating manual.
Georgia
Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services. (1999; revisions in 2001). Child protective services manual.
Hawaii
State of Hawaii Department of Human Services. (1992). Child protective services handbook.
Idaho
State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Family and Children's Services. (2000). Family and children's services practice manual.
Illinois
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Child and Family Policy. (1999). Child protective services policies and procedures.
Indiana
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family and Children. (2000). Child welfare manual.
Iowa
Child Protective Services - Appendix (n.d.) [Online]. Retrieved from http://dhs.state.is.us/policyanalysis/policymanualpages/manual_documents/master/16-e-app.pdfIowa Administrative Code. (n.d.) [Online]. Retrieved from http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/IACODE/code2001SUPPLEMENT.pl

Iowa Department of Human Services. (2001). Child protection assessments. [Online]. Retrieved May 15, 2001, from www.dhs.state.ia.us/policyanalysis/PolicyManualPages/PolManual.htm.

Kansas
Kansas administrative regulation no. 30-46-10. (1996) Kansas Administrative Regulations: Kansas Legislative Services. [Online]. Information Network of Kansas. Retrieved March 20, 2002, from http://www.ink.org/ink/legislative.ink_display_bill.cg

Kansas administrative regulation no. 30-46-15. (1997). Kansas Administrative Regulations: Kansas Legislative Services. [Online]. Information Network of Kansas. Retrieved October 5, 2000, from http://www.ink.org/ink/legislative/ink_display_bill.cg

Kansas administrative regulation no. 30-46-16. (1997) Kansas Administrative Regulations: Kansas Legislative Services. [Online]. Information Network of Kansas. Retrieved October 5, 2000, from http://www.ink.org/ink/legislative.ink_display_bill.cg

Kansas administrative regulation no. 30-46-17. (1997) Kansas Administrative Regulations: Kansas Legislative Services. [Online]. Information Network of Kansas. Retrieved October 5, 2000, from http://www.ink.org/ink/legislative.ink_display_bill.cg

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Children and Family Services. (1999; revisions in 2000). Policy and procedures manual.

Kentucky
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Children and Families. Division of protection and permanency: Practices, procedures, and the process flow. (n.d.) [Online]. Retrieved from http://cfc.state.ky.us/pandp_process/

Kentucky Department for Social Services. (1993). Program manual.

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Children and Families. Multiple response system: Child protective services, standards and practice. Division of Protection and Permanency: Practices, procedures, and the process flow. (2001). [Online]. Retrieved February 12, 2002, from http://cfc.state.ky.us/pandp_process/newMRS/toc_mrs.htm

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Children and Families. Multiple response system (MRS): Frequently asked questions. Division of Protection and Permanency: Practices, Procedures, and the Process Flow. (n.d.). [Online]. Retrieved February 12, 2002, from http://cfc.state.ky.us/pandp_process/mrs_faq.htm

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Children and Families. Multiple response system tip sheet. Division of Protection and Permanency: Practices, procedures, and the process flow. (n.d.). [Online]. Retrieved February 12, 2002, from http://cfc.state.ky.us/pandp_process/multiple_response_tip_sheet.htm

Louisiana
State of Louisiana Department of Social Services, Office of Community Services. (1999; revisions in 2001). Program policy manual.
Maine
Child and Family Services and Child Protection Act. Title 22, M.R.S.A., Chapter 1071, (Subchapter 1): General Provisions. (n.d.).

State of Maine Department of Human Services, Bureau of Social Services. (1998; revisions in 2000). Child and family services policy.

Maryland
Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration, Child Protective Services. (1998). Policy manual.

Mouzon, L.E., (December 6, 2001). Circular letter: SSA# 02-6. [Unpublished Correspondence]. Baltimore, MD: Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration.

Massachusetts
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Human Services, Department of Social Services. (1996). Case practice policy and procedures manual.
Michigan
Hunsberger, L., Vita, D., & the CPS Advisory Committee. (October 2001). Child and family services bulletin 2001-007. State of Michigan, Family Independence Agency.

Michigan Family Independence Agency. (2001). Children's protective services manual. [Online]. Retrieved May 16, 2001, from http://www.mfia.state.mi.us/olmweb/ex/html.

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Family and Children's Services Division. (2000). Social services manual.

Minnesota Department of Human Services, Family and Children's Services Division. (2000). Bulletin #00-68-4: Guidelines for alternative response to reports of child maltreatment.

Minnesota Department of Human Services, Family and Children's Services Division. (2001). Minnesota rules, chapter 9560. [Online]. St. Paul, MN: State of Minnesota, Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved May 14, 2001, from http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/arule/9560/

Minnesota Statutes 2001, 260C.001. Child protection. (2001). [Online]. St. Paul, MN: State of Minnesota, Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved March 5, 2002, from http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/260C/

Minnesota Statutes 2001, 626.5551. Alternative response programs for child protection assessments or investigations. (2001). [Online]. St. Paul, MN: State of Minnesota, Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved March 5, 2002, from http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/626/5551.html

Minnesota Statutes 2001, 626.556. Reporting of maltreatment of minors. (2001). [Online]. St. Paul, MN: State of Minnesota, Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved March 5, 2002, from http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/626/556.html

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children's Services. (1999) Policy manual.
Missouri
Investigation/family assessment and services protocol. (January 1998). State of Missouri, Department of Social Services, Division of Family Services.

Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Family Services. (1997). Investigation handbook.

Montana
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services (1998). Children's services policy and procedures manual.
Nebraska
Harvey, M.D. (September 1994). Program policy memorandum -CPS #3-94, Re: LB 1035. Nebraska Department of Social Services, Human Services Division.

Initial assessment guidebook. (n.d.) Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Health and Human Services System.

Intake guidebook. (n.d.) Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Health and Human Services System.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. (1998; revisions in 2001). Title 390 child welfare services.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln's Center of Children, Families, & the Law. (2001). Nebraska revised statutes: Selected provisions pertaining to child welfare and juvenile justice. [Edition is current through the 2001 Legislative Session]. Lincoln, NE: Author & Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System.

New Hampshire
Policy and procedures manual for structured decision making. (n.d.). Concord, NH: New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families.

Rollins, N.L., & Shumway, D.L. (June 15, 2001). Requested action: Authorize the DHHS and DCYF to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council to provide a Comprehensive Family Support Program. [Letter & attachments to the Governor of New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen]. Concord, NH: State of New Hampshire; Department of Health and Human Services; Office of Family Services; Children, Youth, & Families.

State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Family Services. (1998; revisions in 2002). Children, youth, and families manual.

New Jersey
State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services. (2000). Field operations manual, CD Rom.
New Mexico
New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, Protective Services Division. (1997). General policies.
Nevada
Nevada Department of Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services. (1996). Child protective services manual.
New York
CPS safety assessment. (2002).

Family Law Handbook. (2000).

Initial risk assessment profile. (n.d.)

New York State Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services. (1996). Program manual.

North Carolina
North Carolina Division of Social Services. (1997). Family services manual.
North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Human Services. (2000). Department of human services manual.
Ohio
Ohio Administrative code 5101:2-3304. (n.d.)

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. (2001). Family, children, and adult services manual.

Ohio revised code 2151.421 & 2151.03. (n.d.)

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services. (2000). Department of human services policy ch. 75.
Oregon
Oregon State Office for Services to Children and Families. (2000). SOSCF policy. [Online]. Retrieved May 2, 2001, from http://www.scf.hr.state.or.us
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. (1999). The child protective services law.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. (1999). Pennsylvania code, chapter 3490: Child protective services - child abuse

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. (2000). Children, youth and families bulletin: Safety assessment and safety planning protocol and format.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. (2001). Pennsylvania public welfare code.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Children, Youth and Families. Pennsylvania standards for child welfare practice. (2000).

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department for Children and Their Families. (1990). Policy and procedure manual.
South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Social Services, Family Preservation and Child Welfare Services. (1997; revisions in 2001). Policy and procedure manual.
South Dakota
Family and children information system user manual. (1998).

Initial family assessment and safety evaluation: Worksheet and conclusion. (2001).

State of South Dakota Child Protective Services. (1999). Protective services procedures manual.

Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Human Services, Adult and Family Services. (2001; revisions in 2002). Child protective services policies and procedures.
Texas
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. (1999). Child protective services handbook.
Utah
Utah Division of Child and Family Services. (2000). Child welfare manual. [Online]. Available: www.dhs.state.ut.us. (Retrieved: 2001, May 11)
Vermont
Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. (1999, updates 2000-2001). Social services policy manual. [Online]. Retrieved May 29, 2001, from www.state.vt.us/srs/manual.htm.
Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services. (1998; revisions in 2002). Programs manual.
Washington
State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Child and Family Services. (1998). Children's administration operations manual.
West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services, Child Protective Services. (1989). Social services manual.
Wisconsin
Anderson, E. (January 26, 1998). Memo series DCS-88-10: Child abuse and neglect screening at intake. [Unpublished Correspondence].

State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Children and Family Services. (2002). Introduction to the ongoing child protective services standards and practice guidelines.

State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Children and Family Services. (2000). Child protective services investigation standards.

Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Family Services. (2001). Family services manual.

Wyoming Department of Family Services, Protective Services Division. (2001). Rules and Regulations governing child protective services.

Endnote

1. Many State policy manuals are continuously updated; the dates for the manuals for the purposes of this reference list include the most recent date of the manual when originally reviewed for this project. Any subsequent dates reflect recent policy updates that were referred to in this report.


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