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DCF Policy Memo Archive


This page contains DCF memos issued prior to 2020.
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Adoptions

Adoption Medical Subsidy Payment Documentation Memo (9/20/16)

Adoption Application Update (1/13/2015)

Adoption Subsidy Payments When an Adopted Child Enters Foster Care (1/23/14)

CFOP 170-12, Adoptions; Chapter 2, Extension of Maintenance Adoption Subsidy- Effective December 15, 2018 (12/7/18)

CFOP 170-12 - Adoptions (12/22/17)

CFOP 170-12 Ch 9 Post Adoption Communications & Ch 10 Community-Based Care Incentive Program (4/6/16)

Criminal History Record Checks Procedure for Adoptions (11/3/11)

Florida's Ban on Adoption by Homosexuals (Third District Court of Appeal Ruling)(9/23/10)

FSFN Eligibility Enhancement Pre-Adoption Case Termination of Adoption Assistance Agreement (12/13/19)

Maintenance Adoption Subsidies - Guidance for Increase Requests (Feb'08)

Revised Delegation of Authority for Adoption Subsidy Exceptions (4/22/11)

Statewide Program Improvement Plan for Maintenance Adoption Subsidies (7/07)

Status Update on Child Welfare Related Revisions to Florida Administrative Code (2/24/14)

Case Management

Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA): Updated Requirements (9/25/2015)

Birth Certificates - "Official Use Only" (10/17/11)

Birth Certificates - Ordering Only Certified, Not Electronic, Copies (1/28/11)

Birth Certificates - Ordering Update (7/28/11)

Case Planning: Updated Requirements (9/25/2015)

Educational Services for Exceptional Students Placed in Residential Care Facilities that Cross School District Lines(9/4/12)

Implementation of SB 1128 - Surrogate Parent (6/22/09)

Medication-Assisted Substance Abuse Treatment (9/21/09)

New CBC Scorecard (with Attachments) (12/17/14)

Out of County Services - Requirements and Guide to Record in FSFN (3/12/12)

Oversight of Psychotropic Medication for Children in Out-of-Home Care (3/15/12)

Remote Data Capture Lead Agency Contract Requirements (8/21/14)

State and Federal Parent Locator Service Diligent Search (4/22/11)

Tuition Exemption for Students In or Formerly In Non relative Custody (with Attachment) (8/5/14)

Child Protective Investigations

Accessing of Non-Assigned Intakes by CPIs (10/9/09)

Action Plan for Improving Protective Investigations (4/6/07)

Allegations Matrix (175-28) Redesign (9/11/09)

Allegation Matrix/Child Maltreatment Index - CFOP 175-Update (Effective 6/1/10)

Certification Fees for Child Protective Investigators Employed by Sheriff's Offices (8/31/12)

CFOP 170-5, Child Protective Investigations (9/15/17)

CFOP 170-2 Completing Hotline Intake Assessments and 170-5 Child Protective Investigations (4/4/16)

CFOP 170-6, Chapter 1, Child Fatality Investigative Response. Effective Date: 11/11/16 (11/7/16)

Child-on-Child Reports, Acceptance and Handling of (7/7/09)

Child Death Protocol, Protective Investigations (5/14/07)

Child Death Review Committees, Release of Records (9/21/09)

Child Deaths, Investigations and Review of, - REVISED Operating Procedure (Effective 3/10/2011)

Child Intake County Assignment Practice - Delay in Change (12/30/13)

Child Protection Teams - Policy Directive (5/3/12)

CPI Notifications to Agency for Persons with Disabilities (with Attachments) (11/17/14)

Confidentiality Guides for Digital Voice Recorders (DVRs) (5/9/08)

Diversion Programs - Subsidized Child Care Services (5/23/11)

Diversion Programs -Subsidized Child Care Eligibility for (11/12/10)

Early Steps Referral Procedure - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (3/11/11)

Florida Local Advocacy Councils' Offices Closing -- Notifications of Institutional Abuse Suspended (6/25/10)

Florida Local Advisory Council (FLAC) Notification Form Available (4/16/10)

Foster Parent Investigations (with Attachments) (11/07/14)

Mandatory Contact with Reporters (12/18/15)

New CPI Scorecard (11/24/15)

New Notification Procedure for Institutional Investigations Involving Certified Educators (6/13/17)

Parent Needs Assistance Referrals (12/7/11)

Performance Path For Excellence Mapping Clarification (9/3/10)

Prevention Referral Guidance (12/1/09)

Required Relative Notifications Upon Removal of a Child (9/21/2015)

Safety Plan Memo (10/22/08)

Second Party Review Qualifications and Training Memo Agenda Log (2/14/08)

TANF Eligibility for Children in Institutional Investigations in FSFN - Policy Clarification (10/28/09)

Update to CFOP 170-4 - Child Maltreatment Index (Substance Misuse) (12/23/16)

Update to Maltreatment Index - Inadequate Supervision (with Attachments) (1/9/15)

Use of Assessments by Child Protective Investigators (12/23/14)

Children's Legal Services/Other Legal

Establishment of Uniform Process for Take into Custody Orders (6/19/12)

Legal Review Workgroup Recommendations (10'07)

Powers of Attorney (6/1/10)

Session Overview of Bills Affecting Family Safety (8/20/10)

Cross Program Policy/Guidance

2016 Legislative Changes Related to Child Well-Being (8/5/16)

Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006--Policy Clarification & Implementation (Apr'07)

Certified Statement of Final Judgment of Paternity - fillable form.

CFOP 170-1, Chapter 5, Completing a Unified Home Study Effective Date: June 15, 2018

CFOP 170-1, Chapter 5, Unified Home Study Update - with Attachments (5/1/19)

CFOP 170-1, Chapter 6, Requesting and Analyzing Background Records (6/29/18)

CFOP 170-1, Chapter 9, Newborns or Other New Children in Households with Active Investigation or Ongoing Services - Eff 4/19/17 (4/14/17)

CFOP 170-1, Chapter 14, Completing a Diligent Search for Parents or Diligent Efforts to Locate Relatives, with attachment. Eff 11-1-18 (10/31/18)

CFOP 170-1, Chapter 15, Reports and Services Involving American Indian Children, replacing CFOP 175-36 (12/30/19)

CFOP 170-1. Florida's Child Welfare Practice Model (5/30/16)

CFOP 170-1, Florida’s Child Welfare Practice Model Effective Date: 2/15/18 (2/7/18)

CFOP 170-3, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Chapter 12, Criminal Background Checks for Child Care Personnel (2/3/17)

CFOP 170-4, Child Maltreatment Index Regarding Child Restraint Devices (Revised) (6/1/18)

CFOP 170-4, Child Maltreatment Index Substance Abuse Exposure (Revised)– Effective July 1, 2018 (6/25/18)

CFOP 170-4, Child Maltreatment Index (with attachment) (2/25/16)

CFOP 170-4, Memo-FSFN Functionality Enhancements and Updates to Child Maltreatment Index (3/24/17)

CFOP 170-5, Chapter 12, Mental Health Consultations--Effective January 15, 2019 (Revised) (1/11/2019)

CFOP 170-5, Chapter 23, Child Protective Investigations,"Patently Unfounded" Reports (1/30/17)

CFOP 170-6 Chapter 1, Child Fatality Investigative Response - Effective December 1, 2018 (11/19/18)

CFOP 170-7, Develop and Manage Safety Plans (6/14/16)

CFOP 170-7, Develop and Manage Safety Plans (3/24/17)

CFOP 170-7, Develop and Manage Safety Plans - Updates Ch 2, 4 and 12. Effective Date: 3/15/18 (3/5/18)

CFOP 170-8, Plan of Safe Care for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Abuse (7/6/18)

CFOP 170-9, Family Assessment and Case Planning , Chapters 2-6 (5/1/19)

CFOP 170-10, Chapter 2, Providing Services and Supports for Children in Care and for Caregivers:Behavioral Health Care - Effective December 15, 2018 (12/7/18)

CFOP 170-10, Chapter 8 – Relative/Kinship Caregiver Support Effective: January 15, 2019 (1/11/2019)

CFOP 170-10, Chapter 13, Guardianship Assistance Program- Effective: 7/1/19 (3/29/19)

CFOP 170-10, Chapter 14, Guardianship Assistance Program Eligibility -- Effective: July 1, 2019 (4/9/19)

CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers, Chapter 2, Behavioral Health Care (3/1/17)

CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers; Ch 2, Behavioral Health Care (4/18/17)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 4 Child Placement Agreements and Behavior Management Plans (Eff: 9/12/16) (6/24/16)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 4, Child Placement Agreements for Care Precautions or Behavior Management Plans (1/25/17)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 5: Residential Mental Health Treatment (11/15/17)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 6, Placement - Normalcy (1/11/2019)

CFOP 170-11, Ch.6: Normalcy; Ch.7: Babysitting; Ch.8: Vacation/Travel (Eff: 7/25/16) (7/18/16)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 12, Foster Home Licensing (4/12/19)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 16, Levels of Licensure - with Attachments (4/18/19)

CFOP 170-13, Chapter 2, Child Support and Paternity Establishment (12/2/19)

CFOP 170-14, Response to the Human Trafficking of Children (7/14/16)

CFOP 170-14, Response to Human Trafficking of Children (Revised) (11/21/17)

CFOP 170-17, Services for Transitioning Youth and Young Adults: Effective 8/15/18 (8/3/18)

CFOP 215-8 Institutional Oversight of Human Subject Research and Institutional Review Board Designation (2/7/19)

CFOP 215-8 Memo-Institutional Oversight of Human Subject Research and Institutional Review Board Designation (3/24/17)

Chapter 65C-41, F.A.C., Extended Foster Care - adopted and obsoletes CFOP 170-17, Ch 7, Extended Federally Funded FC (2/22/19)

Chapter 2015-130, Laws of Florida, re: Education of Children Known to the Department (1/8/16)

Child Death Review Protocol (Nov'07)

Child Death Review and Investigation - Revised Operating Procedure (Mar'11)

Child Death Reviews (1/7/11)

Criminal History Background Checks-FDLE Manual (Updated 2/05)

Criminal Records Check Procedures for Emergency and Planned Placements, Adoptions, and Special Conditions (6/17/11)

Diligent Search Resources (10/29/10)

Directive on the Use of Professional Opinions (11/30/06)

Efficiencies to Support Child Protective Investigations and Case Management Staff (2/8/17)

Every Student Succeeds Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (10/27/16) with attachments

Federal Guidance Letters - Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (12/23/16)

Firearms and Placement of Children (12/2/09)

Foster Care Investigations and Foster Care Referrals(9/4/12)

Guidance to Incorporate Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency Program Employees to Participate in the Office of Child Welfare Multidisciplinary Staffing Process (11/6/19)

Guidelines for the Release of Children's Foster Care Records (12/6/17)

Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST) and Level of Human Trafficking Placement Tool (with Attachments) (1/8/16)

ICPC Changes Follow-up Memo & Regional Staff Assignment (3/10/08)

Implementation of the New 12 Month School Readiness Eligibility Requirements - At-Risk Referrals (7/1/16) (DOE)

Interstate Compact on Placement of Children (ICPC) Memo (3/3/08)

Implementation of HB 381 - Zahid's Law (6/22/09)

Implementation of Senate Bill 126 - Release of Child Protection Records, including attachments (8/26/09)

Keeping Children Safe Act - Draft Operating Procedure (2/29/08)

Ludwig Memorandum and Issues Summary (3/2/09)

Modification to "Some Indicators" Findings of Child Maltreatment Memo (9/10/09)

Moving Infants and Young Children (10/1/10)

New Unified Home Study Process/Template Rollout (3/8/13)

Notification of the Title IV-E Educational Student Stipend Program Closure (9/19/16)

Paternity Establishment and Requirements to Secure Amended Birth Certificates (3/13/15)

Quality Visits Guidelines and Tool (3/1/19)

Psychotropic Medication FSFN Documentation: Court Order and Parental Consent (4/25/16)

Psychotherapeutic Medication Reporting (10/3/08)

Psychotropic Meds: New Requirements for Pre-Consent Review of (12/2/10)

Red Flag Protocol, Elimination of (6/1/09)

Revision of Procedure for Relative and Non-Relative Placements (with Attachments) (2/9/15)

Single Point of Contact for the Release of Children's Foster Care Records (12/6/17)

Status of Children Placed with a Non-Removal Parent (9/26/12)

Status of Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks for Adults Working in Child-Care Institutions (10/26/18)

Transparency and Consistency in Incident Reporting (5/22/14)

Update on Training Requirements for Specialized Human Trafficking Designation (12/1/17)

Updated Risk Assessment Manual (With Attachments)- Effective Date 10/24/16

Fiscal

2019 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance Increase (1/14/19)

Announcement of CFOP for Non relative Caregiver Financial Assistance (8/1/14)

CFOP 170-10, NonRelative Caregiver Financial Assistance (12/29/16)

CFOP 170-15, Federal and State Funding Eligibility (5/1/19)

CFOP 170-15; Federal and State Funding Eligibility (8/8/16)

CFOP 170-15, Federal and State Funding (12/30/19)

Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation (Children's Mental Health Wraparound Services) Payment Documentation Memo (9/20/16)

Increased Foster Care Board Rates and Impact on Adoption Subsidy Rates (7/27/06)

Maintenance Adoption Assistance-Final Signed Memo (9/1/06)

Maintenance Adoption Assistance Payment Termination (Mar'08)

Maintenance Adoption Assistance Payment Termination at the Child's 18th Birth Month (Jun'09)

Maintenance Adoption Subsidy TANF Desk Reference (2008)

Master Trust and Fee Waiver (8/07)

Medicaid Eligibility for Parents of Children Removed (10/30/19)

Purchase of Therapeutic Services for Children (12/5/19)

SSI and Social Security Cards Request and IV-E Waiver(6/29/09)

SSI and Eligibility Under IV-E Waiver (08/12/08)

SSI Policy Change re: Acceptance of Application from Disabled Youth Transitioning from Foster Care (2/19/10)

SSI Recipients, Revised Notification of Foster Care Funding for (3/19/10)

TANF Federal Poverty Guidlines Update -Effective (7/1/09)

Title lV-E Adoption Assistance and Foster Care Program - Auditor General 2005-2006 Audit Findings for(2/9/07)

Title IV-E Approved Eligibility Guidance (8/7/19)

Title IV-E Eligibility (8/19/14)

Title IV-E Foster Care & Adoption Subsidy & Operating Procedure - Proposed Changes with Attachments (May'08)

Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance - Revised CFOP 175-71 (with DCF Memo) (Sep'10)

Title IV-E Funding for Child Protective Investigation (9/4/19)

Title IV-E Training Funding for Child Protective Investigations (5/2/16)

Title IV-E Training Funding for Sheriff Office Child Protective Investigations (9/18/19)

FSFN Enhancements - Policy Guidance

Adoption Subsidy Children Nearing Age 18 Report (2/8/10)

Child Safety Determination Selections (11/20/15)

Child Welfare Practice Model (Safety Methodology) - FSFN Security Profile Update for all Child Protective Investigations Users (Eff: 8/1/16) (7/22/16)

Clarification - FSFN Reporting Category for Payment of Placement and Services for Human Trafficking Victims (11/03/14)

Creating a New Case for Young Adults in Extended Foster Care (12/12/13)

Defining and Documenting Services in FSFN for Children Receiving Family Support or Protective Actions (3/6/12)

Delegation of Authority for Approval of FSFN Access for Users with Prior History (3/9/12)

Detailed overview of FSFN Functionality Enhancements in Q3 and Q4 Software Build (6/20/14)

Documentation of Child Care Agency (CCA) Information in FSFN (12/7/11)

Documentation of Psychotropic Medications (12/8/11)

Eligibility Enhancements Project Update and Upcoming Trainings Announcements (3/16/15)

Enhancements to the Child Protective Investigations/Special Conditions Workload Listing available within FSFN (9/28/16)

FSFN 4th Quarter Release -Go Live Memo (with Attachment) (7/10/2015)

FSFN Communication - Status of Enhancements (includes information on Enhancement Q & A Webcasts) (3/21/14)

FSFN Enhancements: Eligibility Enhancements Release 1 – Postponed to November 1, 2019 (9/27/19)

FSFN Functionality: Statewide Visitation Provider (3/6/19)

FSFN Implementation: Extension of Maintenance Adoption Subsidy Program- Implementation Guidance (12/17/18)

FSFN Implementation: Extended Foster Care(12/10/18)

FSFN Implementation: Levels of Licensure (4/9/19)

Get Ready for Adoption Incentive Enhancements Coming on April 1st - FSFN Quarter 3 Release (3/21/16)

Get Ready for FSFN Cloud Migration (11/21/17)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Reporting (4/26/17)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Eligibility Enhancements Release 1 (9/13/19)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Guardianship Assistance Program (7/12/19)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety Through Technology (10/27/16)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Levels of Licensure (3/29/19)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (2/20/17)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Title IV-E Extended Foster Care and Extension of the Maintenance Adoption Subsidy (12/28/2018)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Medicaid Applications (6/2/17)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Unified Home Study (6/4/18)

Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Reporting (5/3/17)

Get Set for Child Protective Investigations FSFN Enhancements-Strengthening Child Safety Through Technology (11/4/16)

Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Eligibility Enhancements Release 1 (10/30/19)

Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/1/17)

Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Unified Home Study (6/8/18)

Get Set for FSFN Quarter 3 Release - HB 7013 Adoptions & Foster Care (3/29/16)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Availability and Revised CFOP 170-11, Chapter 4 - Child Placement Agreements for Care Precautions and Behavior Management Plans (5/12/17)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Data Quality Improvements for Single Source and New Integrated Search Tool (9/14/18)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Eligibility Enhancements Release 1 (11/1/19)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Levels of Licensure (4/12/19)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Modifications to Person Provider Inquiry (8/17/18)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/24/17)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology has been rescheduled to March 24, 2017 (3/16/17)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Unified Home Study Friday, June 15, 2018 (6/14/18)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements - Guardianship Assistance Program (7/25/19)

Go Live for FSFN Enhancements to Medicaid Applications (6/30/17)

Go Live for FSFN Cloud Migration (11/30/17)

Go Live for FSFN Quarter 3 Release - HB 7013 Adoptions & Foster Care (4/4/16)

Go Live for Child Protective Investigations FSFN Enhancements-Strengthening Child Safety Through Technology (11/10/16)

Go Live for the Eligibility Enhancements Coming on April 25th (with Attachments) (4/24/2015)

Guide for Scanning Documents into FSFN - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (4/8/11)

Initial Risk Assessment - Policy Guidance (4/18/14)

Investigation Sub-Type "OTHER"? (10/25/13)

Maltreatment Types (10/25/13)

New FSFN Report to Support Implementation of F.S. 39.01305 (7/11/14)

New FSFN Report to Support Implementation of Safety Methodology for CPI (9/12/14)

New Safety Plan Functionality Policy and Training Guidance (11/8/13)

New FSFN Security Profile for Domestic Violence Advocates (6/1/18)

Other Parent Home Assessment (OPHA)Case Note Type (Updated 11-8-13)

Other Parent Home Assessment Guidance (PowerPoint) (10/25/13)

Other Parent Home Assessment Template (Word Doc) (10/25/13)

Patently Unfounded (11/8/13)

Phase 1 Implementation - Family Functioning Assessment Policy (11/1/13)

Processing of Additional and Supplemental Intakes (Updated 11-8-13)

Safety Plan Guidelines, All Staff (11/1/13)

Safety Plan Template (10/25/13)

Supervisor Consultations (11/8/13)


General/Announcements

2014 Legislative Changes Update (with Attachments) (7/11/14)

2016-2017 Federal Poverty Levels Guidelines (6/21/16)

2017/18 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines Memo & TANF Form (6/29/17)

2018 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance Increase (1/19/18)

2018 Legislative Changes Related to Child Welfare - with attachments (10/8/18)

2018-2019 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines for TANF - Effective July 1, 2018 (6/26/18)

8th Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference April 28-29 (3/25/16)

Announcement - Child Welfare Public Facing Dashboards - now live (5/12/17)

Child Support in Child Welfare Cases (4/20/18)

Children Obtaining Driver's Licenses - Senate Bill 60 (6/8/17)

Children Sleeping in Offices (6/22/16)

Human Trafficking Screening Tool and Foster Parent Training (4/10/15)

Legislative Changes to the Rilya Wilson Act (7/3/14)

Mandatory Multidisciplinary Baker Act Staffing (6/6/18)

Monitoring of Accredited Child-Placing Agencies (CPA) and Child-Caring Agencies (CCA) (1/7/11)

New Release of Child Welfare Dashboard (11/6/17)

Program Improvement Plan (3/30/17)

Rate Agreement to David Mandel LLC, Training and Case Consultation (with Attachments) (3/3/15)

Revisions to Florida Administrative Code: Ch 65C-29 - CPI (12/31/14)

Unified Home Study Completion (3/1/18)

Use of Child Restraint Seats When Transporting Children (3/11/16)

Independent Living/Youth

APD Medicaid Waiver Enrollment Procedures for Young Adults Ages 18-22 in the DCF Extended Foster Care Program (10/2/15)

CFOP 170-15, Federal and State Funding Eligibility; Ch 6, Extended Foster Care and Ch 7, Extension of Maintenance Adoption Subsidy (12/7/18)

CFOP 170-17, Chapter 1, Life Skills and Independent Living Needs Assessments - Effective July 29, 2019 (7/26/19)

CFOP 170-17, Services for Transitioning Youth and Young Adults, Chapter 3 Extended Foster Care and Chapter 7, Extended Federally Funded Foster Care (12/11/18)

Consumer Credit Checks for Minors (12/6/11)

Continuance/Discontinuance of IL Benefits (10/1/10)

Credit Checks for Youth in Out of Home Care: Updated Requirements (9/25/2015)

Eligibility Clarification for the Postsecondary Education Services and Support Program (PESS) (3/12/16)

Extended Foster Care - Independent Living Redesign Implementation (12/18/13)

Federal National Youth and Transition Database Survey Implementation (8/15/19)

Independent Living, Policy Clarifications & Updates (10/1/08)

National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Survey (9/14/16)

New Requirements for Obtaining Credit History for Foster Teens Age 16-17 (8/3/12)

Road to Independence Payments (3/7/08)

Road To Independence Secondary Needs Assessment (10/28/11)

Road to Independence -Summer Session Tools-attached (4/27/07)

SSA Policy on Transfer of Master Trust Funds -- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (3/11/11)

Transition Plans for Youth Aging Out of Care - EFFECTIVE OCT. 1 (8/20/10)

Transitional Services Critical Checklist 08-09 (6/10/08)

Tuition and Fee Exemptions for Young Adults In or Formerly In Foster Care (10/29/10)

Tuition and Fee Exemption, Clarification of Timeframes for Eligibility(2/28/07)

Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care, Clarification of Due Process for Benefits (9/15/09)

Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care, Services (4/20/09)

Young Adults Formerly in FC Spending Plan, Minimum Wage Increase & TA for Eligibility Determinations (7/28/09)

Young Adult Services- Administrative Rule 65C-31 (5/10/06)

Out-of-Home & Licensed Care

60-Day Independent Review by Qualified Evaluators--Effective: July 1, 2019 (6/21/19)

2015 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance Increase (12/31/14)

2016 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance (2/5/16)

2017 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance Increase (2/24/17)

Adoption of Chapter 65C-44, F.A.C., Guardianship Assistance Program and repeal of CFOP 170-10, Chapter 14, Guardianship Assistance Program Eligibility (8/30/19)

Assessment Process for the Placement of Children in Out-of-Home Care Memo (1/2/18)

Background Screening Clarification (Final Amended) (8/4/10)

CFOP 170-10, Chapter 13 - Guardianship Assistance Program-- Effective: July 1, 2019 (5/24/19)

CFOP 170-10 Chapter 13, Guardianship Assistance Program (8/9/19)

CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers, Chapter 2, Behavioral Health Care (3/1/17)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 16, Placement, Levels of Licensure (12/30/19)

CFOP 170-16, Ch 6 - TCA/Hardship Exemption - Substitute Care Review (12/19/16)

Community Residential Homes-Zoning Requirements (10/25/06)

DOH-DCF Joint Supervised Facilities, incl. MOA (12/16/09)

Drug Testing of Foster Parents - Clarification of changes to FS 409.175 (10/15/10)

Effect of Chapter 2013-173, Laws of Florida, on the Department's Foster and Group Home Licensing Rules (11/25/13)

Factors to Consider in the Determination of Placement of Children in Out of Home Care (5/30/18)

Family Foster Home Licensing File Storage (4/2/15)

Foster and Group Home Implementation of the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard: Updated Requirements (9/25/2015)

Foster Care Referrals Involving Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse (May'09)

Foster Home Licensing 2019 Legislative Updates (7/1/19)

Over Capacity and Assessment Approvals - New Guidance (3/19/10)

Fostering Florida's Future Initiative (7/3/12)

Guardianship Assistance Program: Financial Implementation (7/19/19)

Intakes and Response to Foster Care Referrals and Investigations Involving a Foster Parent - Memo with Attachments (1/11/13)

Normalcy: An Open Letter to Foster Parents and Residental Group Care Providers (2/29/12)

Normalcy, Babysitting, Vacation, and Emergency Care for Children in Out of Home Care (3/5/13)

Normalcy for Children in Custody of the Department (8/31/05)

Normalcy Memo (9/3/10)

Normalcy Memo from Secretary Wilkins (1/20/12)

Online Social Networking Policy (2/22/12)

Partnership Plan (fmr- Bilateral Agreement) (12/23/10)

Partnership Plan Implementation (6/17/11)

Placement of Children in Licensed Settings(4/11/14)

Quality Parenting Initiative (2/3/10)

Requests for Non-DCF License for Out-of-State Placements (9/27/19)

Residential Group Home Staff Abuse Registry Background Checks Pilot (1/9/17)

Review Process for Initial and Re-licensure Foster Home Packets (9/3/10)

Three Year License for Family Foster Homes (6/8/12)

Zoning Requirements for Applicants Seeking Initial Licensure Through DCF as a Foster Care Facility or Group Home Facility

Quality Assurance

2016 Federal Child and Family Services Review (with Attachments) (1/22/16)

CBC Lead Agency Contract Changes Related to QA (6/24/09)

CFSR PIP goal2, Strategy A, Key Activities 8.3.1 - 8.3.3. (Caregiver notice of hearings and right to be heard in court)

Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 3 Exit Conference and Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Planning Session (1/6/17)

Child and Family Service Review (CFSR) Stakeholder Interviews (5/20/16)

Child and Family Services Review Round 3 Data Profile (12/11/15)

Criteria for Reviewing Regional QI Plans (12/10/08)

Family Safety QA Special Review Protocol (11/28/07)

Family Safety Quality Assurance Review Template (4/23/08)

Info Update Child and Family Services Review – QIP Evaluation (4/22/11)

Minimum Requirements to Conduct Specified Reviews of All Child Fatalities (01/26/16)

Quality Assurance Review, Phase I Findings (12/21/09)

Quality Assurance IL Review Phase II: Age 17 (6/11/10)

Quality Assurance IL Review Phase III: Ages 13-16 (3/25/11)

Quality Assurance IL Review Program: Youth 18 and Older (12/21/09)

Quality Assurance Review of the IL Program w/ attachment (12/7/09)

Quality Assurance Reviews on Child Fatalities (2/11/16)

Rapid Safety Feedback Updates - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/29/17)

"Tasks" vs. "Goals" for Children and Youth in Case Plans - Clarification for Regional QA Reviewers (8/20/10)

Staff Information & Training

2019-2020 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines for TANF/with TANF form (6/19/19)
Attachment: Form CF-FSP 5224 - Request for TANF Funds Eligibility Determination - 2019/2020 (word document)

Annual Progress and Services Report (4/1/16)

Annual Progress and Services Report (12/15/16)

Annual Progress and Services Report (3/16/15)

Annual Training Plans and Semi-Annual Training Reports (4/2/13)

Assessment of the Child Welfare Workforce for Case Management and Sheriffs' Offices (3/7/13)

Child Protection and Child Welfare Personnel Tuition Exemption Waiver Program (10/17/19)

Child Welfare Professional Certification and Request for Training Program Plan (2/21/08)

Child Welfare Professional Certification Requirements (6/30/08)

Child Welfare Professional Certification Requirements for Licensing Staff (7/8/08)

Child Welfare Training and Certification (10/1/11)

Child Welfare Training and Certification Update (1/24/12)

Discontinuation of the Student Loan Reimbursement Program (7/18/07)

Family Centered Practice Framework (8/20/10)

Family Safety Training (1/8/08)

Human Trafficking Staff Contacts (2/11/11)

Input on Supervisor for Excellence Trainer Minimum Qualifications (4/2/08)

Mentoring Through Qualitative Discussion: Train the Trainer (9/1/08)

Open Enrollment Announcement for the Child Protection and Child Welfare Personnel Loan Forgiveness Program Memo (4/14/2015)

Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) (1/10/13)

Pre-Service Test ltem Writing Workshops (10/1/07)

Program Improvement Plan (Update and Guidance for Implementation (7/7/17)

Qualitative Supervisory Discussion Guides (9/4/09)

Random Moment Sampling – Tip Sheet and Updates (10/11/19)

Random Moment Sampling-Training and Implementation (8/6/19)

Rate Agreement to Access Action for Child Protection, Inc. Training Resources (with Attachments) (10/28/14)

Regional Title IV-E Training Plans (10/27/17)

Reinstatement of Child Welfare ln-service and Supervisory Certification Requirements (12/29/06)

Safety Methodology Implementation - Field Guidance 1 (12/3/13)

Training Requirements for Specialized Human Trafficking Designation (7/22/14)