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Handbook 6: Out-of-Home Placement and Services
6-14  Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

 

Out-of-Home Placement and Services
6-14  Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
Reference Points
Overview
Types of Interstate Placements that Are Subject to the ICPC
Types of Placements that Are Not Subject to the ICPC
Legal Requirement for Out-of-County Placement Notice to Parents
ICPC Coordinator
Requesting a Home Evaluation and Courtesy Supervision through ICPC after the Dispositional Hearing

Pre-dispositional Considerations for an ICPC Request

Relative Home Assessments of Relatives Residing in Other States
Updating the CWS/CMS Case Plan for ICPC Cases
Receiving a Request from Another State for ICPC Services
Role of the Courtesy Supervision Social Worker
Authority of the Sending State
How Long Must the ICPC Case Be Supervised
Visit vs. Placement
Educational Costs and Other Special Requirements
Expedited Placement Decision
Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs)
Contacts
Other References


Reference Points
Effective Date: In Effect
Last Updated:

8/27/12

 Legal Basis:
Popup Window Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
Popup Window Family Code § 7900
Popup Window California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policies and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 Regulations 510
Popup Window Welfare and Institutions Code § 361.2(g)
 Non CWS/CMS Forms:
MS Word  
MS Word Notification of Out-of-County Placement (SCZ1492)
MS Word Out-of-County Placement Waiver of Legal Rights (SCZ1598)
MS Word Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) CWS/CMS Contact/Service Delivery Log (SCZ160-ICPC)
MS Word

Notice of Ex-Parte Application  (SCZ170)

MS Word Authorization for Medical Care (SCZ1031c)
 CWS/CMS Forms:
bullet Interstate Compact Placement on the Placement of Children Request (ICPC100A)
bullet Service Management Section: Contacts


Overview  

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is a contract among member states and U.S. territories authorizing them to work together to ensure that children who are placed across state lines for foster care or adoption receive adequate protection and support services.

The ICPC establishes procedures for the placement of children and fixes responsibility for agencies and individuals involved in placing children.

To participate in the ICPC, a state must enact into law the provisions of the ICPC. In 1975, California adopted the provisions of the ICPC, now

found at Family Code Section 7900, et seq. This statute designates the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) as "the appropriate

public authority" responsible for administration of ICPC.

The purpose of the ICPC is to protect the child and the party states in the interstate placement of children so that:

  • The child is placed in a suitable environment;

  • The receiving state has the opportunity to assess that the proposed placement is not contrary to the interests of the child and that its applicable laws and policies have been followed before it approves the placement;

  • The sending state obtains enough information to evaluate the proposed placement;

  • The care of the child is promoted through appropriate jurisdictional arrangements; and

  • The sending agency or individual guarantees the child's legal and financial protection.

(The above is taken from the California Department of Social Services' web page.)

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Types of Interstate Placements that Are Subject to the ICPC  

The ICPC applies to the following:

  • Placements preliminary to an adoption (adoptions include placements made by public agencies or birth parents)

  • Placements into foster care (foster care placements are those in licensed/approved foster family homes), including homes of relatives

  • Placements with parents and relatives when a parent or relative is not making the placement

  • Placements into a residential facility (this form of foster care includes placements into residential treatment centers, group homes, and child care institutions).
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Types of Placements that
Are Not Subject to the ICPC
 

Placements that are not subject to ICPC are:

  • Placements into schools where the primary purpose for the placement is educational

  • Placements into medical or mental facilities

  • Placements made by a child’s parent, stepparent, grandparent, adult sibling, adult aunt or uncle, or non-agency guardian with any such relative or non-agency guardian.

 

Further, there are specific circumstances that are not subject to ICPC.  They are:

  • Non-court cases (the only exception are independent adoption cases).

  • The admission of a child into a mental institution or hospital

  • Divorce/custody investigation

  • International adoptions

  • Requests received through International Social Services; and

  • Visits

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Legal Requirement for Out-of-County Placement Notice to Parents  

If a social worker plans to place a child out-of-county, whether in-state or out-of state, the worker must serve written notice of the out-of-county placement on the parents or guardians at least 14 days prior to the placement, unless the child’s health or well-being is endangered by delaying the placement, or would be endangered if prior notice is given.(W&IC § 361.2[g]) If the social worker believes that at least one of these reasons for not giving parental notice of out-of-county placement exists, the social worker must confirm the decision not to give notice with his or her supervisor and county counsel.  

 

If... then the social worker...
the social worker knows that the parent is in agreement with waiving his or her rights to receive notice of placement of the child out-of-county
  • Completes an Out of County Placement Waiver of Legal Rights (SCZ1598)
    • The form explains the requirement for notice, the reasons for placement outside of Santa Clara County, the right to object and have a hearing before placement, and a waiver of right to notice and to ask for a court hearing to object. 

  • Has the parent sign the SCZ1598 agreeing to the waiver.

  • Gives a copy of the SCZ1598 to the parent and files the original in the case file.

the social worker knows that the parent is not in agreement with placement of the child out-of-county or the social worker is not sure of the parent's position

  • Completes:
    • Notification of Out-of-County Placement (SZ1492)
      • The form explains the requirement for notice, the reasons for placement outside of Santa Clara County, the type of placement, the county of placement, when the placement is anticipated, the right to object in writing within 7 days and have a hearing before placement, and that, if no objection is made, it is assumed that the parent approves of the plan. 
      and
    • Out of County Placement Waiver of Legal Rights (SCZ1598)
      • The form explains the requirement for notice, the reasons for placement outside of Santa Clara County, the right to object and have a hearing before placement, and a waiver of right to notice and to ask for a court hearing to object. 
        • The court hearing must be held not later than five (5) calendar days after the objection and must occur prior to the child's placement.

  • Sends or gives both forms to the parent.

If the parent... then the social worker...
does not submit an objection to the out-of-county placement in writing in seven days of receipt of the SCZ1492 Proceeds with the out-of-county placement

submits an objection in writing within seven days of receipt of the SCZ1492

Contacts County Counsel to schedule a hearing on the matter.

The court shall order the out-of-county placement if it finds that the child’s particular needs require placement outside the county.

returns the SCZ1598, signed and agreeing to the waiver Proceeds with the out-of-county placement.


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ICPC Coordinator  

The executive head of each state and territory that is party to the Interstate compact designates an officer who is the general coordinator of activities under the compact in his or her jurisdiction.  The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) delegated the functions associated with the ICPC to its counties.  Each California county has an ICPC coordinator who is employed by the county's public child welfare agency.  The ICPC coordinator's role is to:

  • Serve as the conduit for all ICPC correspondence between the county child welfare agency and the other state;

  • Process requests for placement of children in relative, foster, and adoptive homes;

  • Ensure all required documentation is received from case managers and the court for processing the ICPC request;

  • Ensure compliance, communication, and cooperation between sending and receiving states by serving as an official link between the county and ICPC administrators of each state;

  • Make changes/agreements necessary to ensure the two states' departments complete a given task, such as approval /denial of home study requests, authorize placements, notify case managers of disruptions of placements, and request removals; and

  • Explain the ICPC process to staff.

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Requesting a Home Evaluation and Courtesy Supervision through ICPC after the Dispositional Hearing  

When a social worker identifies a possible out-of-state placement resource for a child, the social worker:

  • Contacts the prospective caregiver to determine if he or she wants to be considered for placement of the child.
    • Some questions to ask the prospective caregiver may include:
      • Is he or she interested in caring for the child?
      • If so, for how long?
      • Is there room in the home for the child?  How many other children are in the home? How many bedrooms? 
      • What is the prospective caregiver's relationship with the child?
      • What is the potential caregiver's relationship with the child’s parent(s)?  How might that be affected if the child is placed with the prospective caregiver?
      • Is the prospective caregiver able to set boundaries with the birth parents to protect the child from any access to the child by the parent(s) which may be harmful to the child?
      • What is the prospective caregiver able to do to maintain authorized contact and visitation between the child and parent(s)?
      • Whether the prospective caregiver is able to provide for the child's needs?
      • What financial support is needed to meet the needs of the child?
      • Does anyone living in the household have a criminal or child abuse history?

If the social worker concludes... then the social worker...
that the placement resource wants to be considered for placement
  • Contacts the DFCS ICPC Coordinator.
  • Maintains communication with the ICPC coordinator throughout the process and consults, as needed, regarding each step of the process. 
    • Maintain contact with the prospective caregiver regarding progress toward completion of the home evaluation and to confirm that he or she continues to want to be a placement resource.
  • Inquires about what special requirements there are for the state(s) being considering for placement and consults about how to meet the requirements.
that the placement resource does not want to be considered for placement proceeds no further.

  • Completes the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Request (100A).
    • The ICPC 100A is completed in CWS/CMS.  Click here for instructions for completing the ICPC 100A in CWS/CMS.  Current phone number for the DFCS ICPC coordinator is listed in the Contacts section.

  • Obtains and makes three (3) copies of the:

    • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Request (100A)
    • Dental and medical reports
    • Case plan
    • Jurisdictional/Dispositional report
    • A copy of the court order, signed or endorsed/file stamped, pursuant to which DFCS (the sending agency) has authority to place the child and stating the service program (FM, FR or PP). 
      • NOTE: A California Agency may institute an ICPC referral on Orders of Detention; however, a placement cannot be made until a Dependency Order is forwarded to the Receiving State.
    • Most recent court report
      • Any additional information obtained subsequent to the court report is included in the cover letter (see below).
    • All educational information including any IEP’s
    • Birth Certificates and Social security cards

  • Prints out a copy of the Federal Medicaid (Title IV-E) Eligibility / Ineligibility and Medical / Financial Plan (SCD692).

  • Completes the top part of the SCD692 with the child's name and demographic information.

  • Submits the SCD692 to the foster care eligibility bureau with a memo attached  requesting that the form be completed by eligibility and returned to the social worker.
  • When the SCD692 is returned by eligibility, generates the Financial/Medical Plan in CWS/CMS.
    • The Financial/Medical Plan serves as the cover letter for the ICPC application packets.
    • Clcik here for instructions on creating the paln in CWS/CMS (after accessing the link, scroll down to the instructions for creating the plan).

  • Completes all requested information the Financial/Medical Plan.
    • Click here for instructions on completing the letter.

  • Submits to the DFCS ICPC coordinator the three (3) identical complete packets, per child, that have been prepared, each consisting of a copy of:
  • Submits a separate copy of the ICPC 100A by itself to the ICPC coordinator.
  • If applicable, after review of the packets by the ICPC coordinator, receives back from the ICPC coordinator and resubmits documents that need correction or completion.

 

The DFCS ICPC coordinator reviews and forwards the packet to the ICPC Coordinator in the receiving state.  When the social worker receives back from the receiving state an approved ICPC 100A, through the DFCS ICPC coordinator, indicating that placement may be made in the receiving state, the social worker:

  • Serves the parents or guardians with written notice regarding the out-of-county placement.

  • Completes an Interstate Compact Report on Child's Placement Status (ICPC100B).
    • The ICPC 100B is completed in CWS/CMS.  Click here for instructions for completing the ICPC100B in CWS/CMS (after accessing the link, scroll down to the 100B instructions) or go to the G:drive under Templates and click Helpdesk Cheat Sheets.  Then, click the ICPC folder and choose the ICPC 2005 folder.

  • Submits the ICPC100B to the DFCS ICPC coordinator.
    • The coordinator sends the ICPC100B to the receiving state to notify the state of the date of placement and to set up supervision of the child in the placement.

  • Forwards to the Placement Tracking Team (PTT):
    • A copy of the ICPC100A showing the receiving state's approval of the placement of the child.
    • Placement/Address Change Form (SCZ17), Scenario F.
      • PTT forwards the copy of the ICPC100A and the signed SOC158 (generated from the SCZ17) to the Foster Care Eligibility Bureau to initiate payment to the out-of-state placement.

  • Sends to the out-of-state caregiver prior to the child's placement:
    • The child's:
      • Birth certificate
      • Social Security Card
      • Medical/Financial Plan (SC692)
      • Immunization records
      • School needs information
    • An Authorization for Medical Care SCZ1031c) signed by the parent or guardian or by the court.

  • Makes travel arrangements for the child, according to policy and procedures in OPP Chapter 10-4.1: Authorization for Travel for a child under DFCS Supervision.

  • Confirms that the child arrived safely at the out-of-state placement.

  • Contacts the receiving state's assigned ICPC social worker after being notified of the assignment.

  • Requests that the ICPC social worker use the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) CWS/CMS Contact/Service Delivery Log (SCZ160-ICPC) to document required contacts with the child and caregiver.
    • Email the SCZ160-ICPC to the ICPC social worker.
    • The DFCS social worker may only request cooperation by the ICPC social worker to use the form; compliance is not mandatory.
If the ICPC social worker... then...
Agrees to use the SCZ160-ICPC Clerical staff enter into CWS/CMS all information submitted on the form.
Does not agree to use the SCZ160-ICPC

The DFCS social worker is responsible to enter into CWS/CMS all contacts reported by the ICPC social worker in quarterly reports and other means of communication, such as letters, telephone calls, and emails.

When entering information into a CWS/CMS Contact related to communication from an ICPC social worker, the ICPC social worker's name and state is included in the narrative.

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Pre-dispositional Considerations for an ICPC

 

A request for an evaluation through the interstate Compact may be made after a detention order is made by the court. However, placement of the child cannot be made until the ICPC coordinator has received the dispositional order.  In addition, the court must approve the proposed plan to place the child in another state.  All court minute orders that are to be submitted as supporting documents to an ICPC placement request must be signed by the court, or the request will not be accepted by the receiving state.  Placements from one state into another require cooperation and agreement of agencies in both states.  The social worker must work with the ICPC coordinator to ensure that all requirements for the ICPC request are complete.


The sending state:

  • Provides the receiving sate with detailed information about the child/family to allow a thorough study and decision regarding suitability and acceptance of the placement plan. 

  • Determines, based on the specific contents of the home study report, if placement is contrary to the welfare of the child.
    • The sending state has 14 calendar days upon the receipt of the home study from the receiving state to make the determination.

  • Takes all necessary steps to return a child from the receiving state when and if the placement in the receiving state is disrupted.

     
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Relative Home Assessments for Relatives Residing in Other States  

See OPP Chapter 7-5: Relative Home Approvals for Children Placed Outside of Santa Clara County.

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Updating the Case Plan for ICPC Cases  

When updating the CWS/CMS case plan for ICPC cases, social workers must indicate that the child is placed out of state so that the ICPC case will not be included when outcome measures are gathered.   If the out-of-state placement is not indicated in the case plan, the case will be considered as being out of compliance because the primary social worker is expected to make monthly contact with the child.

Click here for a screen shot of the CWS/CMS case plan page.

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Receiving a Request from Another State for ICPC Services  

Requests are received by the ICPC coordinator on an Interstate Compact Placement Request (ICPC 100A).  The ICPC coordinator:

  • Within one day of receiving the request, begins the case assignment process.


  • Completes a Child Welfare Intake (SCZ1489A)

  • Submits the SCZ1489A to ER clerical via the "State ID Number" basket located in the ER clerical unit.


ER Clerical

  • ID's the clients listed on the SCZ1489A and merges clients, if necessary.

  • Opens a case through the ER Clerical In box, verifying addresses, related clients, DOB's, social security numbers, etc.

    If... then the ER clerical ...
    there was no previous case issues a new case number
    a case was closed within the past year pulls the file and attaches the SCZ1489A to the file



ICPC Coordinator:

  • Receives the SCZ1489A back from ER clerical

  • Prepares a case folder for assignment to the Specialized Services Unit (SSU) Courtesy Home Assessment social worker.
    • The folder includes the SCZ1489A, ICPC100A, and all supporting documents.
    • The SSU Courtesy Home Assessment social worker has up to 60 days to complete a home assessment that includes review and approval or denial of approval by the SSU supervisor.

  • Reviews the completed home study report from the SSU Courtesy Home Assessment social worker that has been reviewed by the SSU social work supervisor.

  • Sends the ICPC 100A with completed home study to the requesting state and Indicates whether placement may or may not be made.
           
  • Receives the Interstate Compact Report on Child's Placement Status (ICPC100B) from the sending state, which indicates that the child has been placed in Santa Clara County.

  • Within a day of receiving the ICPC100B, files the ICPC 100B, the completed home assessment in the case file.

  • Completes a Dispo Case Assignment Control Sheet on top of the file with a notation, " ICPC case for secondary assignment only."

  • Delivers the file to the SSU supervisor.



SSU Supervisor

  • Reviews the file for completeness

  • Signs the Control Sheet

  • Completes the Doc Tracking Log in CWS/CMS, and

  • Logs the case in for secondary assignment with the DI Control Clerk.





DI Control Clerk

  • Assigns the case as a secondary assignment to a Continuing social worker.
    • Assignment is base on geography, language needs, case loads, and child count.
    • If a sibling is receiving services in an open case, the case is assigned to the same social worker.
    • If the case is an adoption case, it is assigned to the Adoption Finalization Unit.

  • Emails the case assignment to the Continuing social worker's supervisor, with a cc to the SSU supervisor and ICPC coordinator.

  • Sends the physical case to the Continuing social work supervisor via pony.
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Role of the Courtesy Supervision Social Worker  

After being assigned an ICPC case for courtesy supervision, the DFCS social worker:

  • Reviews the case file

  • Contacts the primary social worker in the sending state and provides that social worker with the DFCS social worker's contact information

  • Puts forth the same level of effort to provide services to the placed through ICPC as is provided to all other children under DFCS supervision.
    • Children placed from out-of-state may not be eligible for the same services.  The sending state has primary financial responsibility.

  • Within 30 days of case assignment, ensures that the caregiver arranges initial medical and dental examinations.
    • Verify that the medical exams are documented in CWS/CMS.

  • Conducts monthly face-to-face contacts with the child
    • The contacts must begin no later than 30 days from the date of the receipt of the ICPC 100B
    • A majority of visits must occur in the child's placement.

  • Conducts annual reassessments of relative homes

  • Forwards a copy of the approved Approval of Family Caregiver Home (SOC815) to the social worker in the sending state

  • Completes a written supervision report at least once every 90 days (quarterly) following the date of the receipt of the ICPC 100B
    • The report must include:
      • The date and location of each face-to-face contact since the last quarterly report was submitted
      • A summary of the child's current circumstances, including a statement regarding the ongoing safety and well-being of the child.
      • If the child is attending school, a summary of the child's progress, including grades and attendance.

  • Submits the quarterly report to the DFCS ICPC coordinator for processing.

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Authority of the Sending State   The sending state retains jurisdiction over a child placed through ICPC in order to that state to have authority to determine all matters of custody, supervision, care, treatment, and disposition of the child.  Termination of jurisdiction of the child ends when the child is adopted, the child reaches the age-of-majority, the child has legally been emancipated and is self-supporting, or dependency is dismissed.  Termination of jurisdiction can only be dismissed with concurrence of the appropriate authority in the receiving state. 
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How Long Must the ICPC Case Be Supervised  

Supervision of an ICPC case must continue until one of the following occurs:

  • The child reaches the age of majority or is legally emancipated
  • The child's adoption is finalized
  • Legal custody of the child is granted to a caregiver or a parent, and jurisdiction is terminated by the sending state
  • The child no longer resides at the home approved for placement of the child, pursuant to Article II(d) of the ICPC
  • Jurisdiction over the child is terminated by the sending state
  • Legal guardianship of the child is granted to the child's caregiver in the receiving state
  • The sending state requests in writing that supervision be discontinued, and the receiving state concurs.
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Visit vs. Placement  

  Visits and placements are distinguished on the basis of purpose, duration, and the intention of the person or agency with responsibility for planning for the child.  If a "visit" does not from the outset have an express ending date, or if its duration is not clear from the circumstances, it shall be considered a placement and not a visit.

  • A visit is defined as a social experience of short duration that does not extend beyond 30 days within a school year.
  • A visit is not subject to a home study or supervision.
  • A visit is at the discretion of the court and the case carrying social worker.
  • Dependent children may visit out of state for up to 30 days without  ICPC approval
  • The purpose of a visit is to provide the child with a social or cultural experience of short duration, such as a stay in a camp for with a friend or relative who has not assumed legal responsibility for providing child care services
  • A visit longer than 30 days may be considered if it begins and ends within a period of a child’s vacation from school
  • A home study evaluation cannot be requested through ICPC for the purposes of a visit
  • There is no financial assistance available to a caregiver during a visit
  • There is no courtesy supervision provided while a child is on a visit
  • A visit may not be allowed to extend into a placement without ICPC approval
  • Visits shall not be extended or renewed
  • If a child will be visiting in a state in which an ICPC request is pending for that child, then the social worker must notify the state in writing that the child will be visiting.

    • Failure to do so may result in the state rejecting the ICPC request
    • Notification should go through the sending state’s ICPC office
  • A visit may not be allowed to extend into a placement without ICPC approval
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Educational Costs and Other Special Requirements  

The states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, and Virginia require the sending agency to negotiate a contract with the local school district in their state which ensures reimbursement for tuition and related educational costs for non-resident school-age children placed into the state.  Neither foster care payments nor child welfare service funds may be used to meet educational costs.  There is no statutory authority in California for the payment of out-of-state costs for educating children placed through ICPC.


If there is a possibility that the court may order the placement of a school-age child in one of these states, the social worker must advise the court of the problem of educational costs.  Neither DFCS nor the Court may place a child in another state or member jurisdiction until an approved ICPC plan and home study have been received.



Other states have other special requirements.  For example, Missouri and Arkansas require special letters that say that California will abide by ICPC rules.  Other states, such as Washington and Nevada, require a cover letter.  Minnesota requires that all non-parent placements must be licensed.   Social workers should contact the ICPC Coordinator to see if a state has any special requirements and consult with the ICPC Coordinator for assistance in meeting those requirements.

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Expedited Placement Decision  

Regulation 7 of the ICPC allows the court to order that a placement decision be expedited under certain circumstances. The intent of this regulation is to expedite ICPC approval or denial for the placement of a child with certain relatives to help protect the safety of children while minimizing the potential trauma to children caused by interim or multiple placements while ICPC approval to place is being sought through a more comprehensive home study process.   The social worker must work closely with the ICPC coordinator throughout the Expedited Placement Decision process.

To order the expedited placement, the court must find that:

  • The placement resource is a parent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or grandparent, and

  • At least one of the following exists:
    • That there is an unexpected dependency due to sudden incarceration, incapacitation, or death of a parent or guardian and/or
    • That the child is four-years-old or younger and/or
    • That the child is in an emergency placement and/or
    • That the child has a "substantial relationship" with the placement resource.


The social worker:

  • Completes additional steps to gather information about the proposed placement resource.

  • If the additional information shows that the resource still qualifies as a placement, completes an ICPC Priority Findings and Orders (JV567)

  • Prepares an Ex-Parte Application for Order
    • Use Notice of Ex-Parte Application (SCZ170) and Attachment (SCZ170a).
    • Prepare the narrative report using the Ex-Parte Report format in the Court Services Section in CWS/CMS.

  • Attaches the JV567 to the Ex-Parte App and Order

  • Submits the App and Order for judicial review and signature

 

If the court signs the App and Order, the social worker:

  • Immediately completes an ICPC request packet

  • Forwards the packet along with the App and Order to the DFCS ICPC coordinator


The Expedited request packet must be in the receiving state's ICPC office within seven (7) days of the judicial officer's signature.  The receiving state may, but does not have to, provide provisional denial or approval with seven (7) days, pending a final decision, which is also to be expedited.  Provisional placement may be arranged when provisional approval is given.  Under provisional approval, the receiving state may request the sending state to remove the child if final approval is not given. 

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Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs)  

Placements out-of-state are allowable for Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs).  All monthly visit and service requirements applicable to NMDs placed in-state must be met for NMDs place out-of-state.  Sending states may request courtesy supervision from the receiving state through the ICPC, but such services are at the discretion of the receiving state.  Not all states will accept an ICPC request of provide services and supervision for youths in foster care beyond age 18.  It is permissible for NMDs to go out-of-state to attend college, to work, or to find an appropriate placement.   The sending county retains case management and financial responsibility for NMDs, whether placed pursuant to ICPC or not.

If the other state... then the social worker...
Is not willing to accept an ICPC request for an NMD

makes every effort to arrange for supervision, even if this requires contracting with a private agency in another state.

If DFCS contracts with a private agency, the social worker:

 

  • Requests documentation of the visits from the contract agency.
  • Inputs the documentation into Contacts in CWS/CMS.

 

According to federal requirements, monthly visits must be face-to-face, therefore, video conferencing and Skyping are not sufficient to meet the contact requirement. 

Is willing to accept an ICPC request for an NMD
  • Requests documentation of the visits from the receiving state
  • Inputs the documentation into Contacts in CWS/CMS

In the event that the receiving state is not willing to accept an ICPC request for an NMD, the social worker must make efforts to arrange for supervision, even if this requires contracting with a private agency in another state. 

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Contacts  
  • DFCS ICPC Coordinator

    Patrick Solich

    373 W. Julian St., 5th floor

    San Jose, Ca 95110

    Patrick.Solich@ssa.sccgov.org

    Tel: 408-501-6515

  • Specialized Services Unit Social Work Supervisor

    Meheret Sellassie

    373 W. Julian St., 5th floor

    San Jose, CA 95110

    Meheret. Sellassie@ssa.sccgov.org

    Tel: 408-501-6848

  • Courtesy Supervision Social Worker

    Moon-ja Kim

    373 W. Julian St., 5th floor

    San Jose, CA  95110

    Moon-ja.Kim@ssa.sccgov.org

    Tel: 408- 501-6306

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Other References  
PDF Instructions for completing the ICPC 100A, Financial/Medical Plan, and ICPC 100 B in CWS/CMS
bullet2 OPP Chapter 7-5: Relative Home Approvals for Children Placed Outside of Santa Clara County
bullet2 OPP Chapter 10-4.1: Authorization for Travel for a child under DFCS Supervision
bullet2 OPP Chapter 8-6: Ex-Parte Application for Order (App and Order)
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