DCF Memos

This page contains memos issued by DCF for 2017 and 2016.  
Click here for memos issued prior to 2016.


2017 DCF Memos
Announcement - Child Welfare Public Facing Dashboards - now live (5/12/17)
Go-Live - 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)
Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Reporting (5/3/17)
Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Reporting (4/26/17)
CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers; Ch 2, Behavioral Health Care (4/18/17)
CFOP 170-1, Chapter 9, Newborns or Other New Children in Households with Active Investigation or Ongoing Services - Eff 4/19/17 (4/14/17)
Program Improvement Plan (3/30/17)
Rapid Safety Feedback Updates - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/29/17)
CFOP 170-4 Memo-FSFN Functionality Enhancements and Updates to Child Maltreatment Index(3/24/17)
CFOP 215-8 Memo-Institutional Oversight of Human Subject Research and Institutional Review Board Designation (3/24/17)
CFOP 170-7 Memo - Develop and Manage Safety Plans (3/24/17)
CFOP 170-7 Develop and Manage Safety Plans (3/24/17)
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)
CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers, Chapter 2, Behavioral Health Care (3/1/17)
Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/1/17)
2017 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance Increase (2/24/17)
Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (2/20/17)
CFOP 170-3, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Chapter 12, Criminal Background Checks for Child Care Personnel (2/3/17)
CFOP 170-5, Child Protective Investigations Chapter 23, "Patently Unfounded" Reports (1/30/17)
CFOP 170-11, Placement - Chapter 4, Child Placement Agreements for Care Precautions or Behavior Management Plans (1/25/17)
Residential Group Home Staff Abuse Registry Background Checks Pilot (1/9/17)
Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 3 Exit Conference and Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Planning Session (1/6/17)


2016 DCF Memos
CFOP 170-10 - NonRelative Caregiver Financial Assistance (12/29/16)
Update to CFOP 170-4 - Child Maltreatment Index (Substance Misuse) (12/23/16)
Federal Guidance Letters - Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (12/23/16)
CFOP 170-16, Ch 6 - TCA/Hardship Exemption - Substitute Care Review (12/19/16)
Annual Progress and Services Report (12/15/16)
'Go' for Child Protective Investigations FSFN Enhancements-Strengthening Child Safety Through Technology (11/10/16)
CFOP 170-6, Chapter 1, Child Fatality Investigative Response. Effective Date: 11/11/16 (11/7/16)
'Get Set' for Child Protective Investigations FSFN Enhancements-Strengthening Child Safety Through Technology (11/4/16)
Every Student Succeeds Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (10/27/16) with attachments
'Get Ready' for Child Protective Investigations FSFN Enhancements-Strengthening Child Safety Through Technology (10/27/16)
Updated Risk Assessment Manual (With Attachments)- Effective Date 10/24/16
Enhancements to the Child Protective Investigations/Special Conditions Workload Listing available within FSFN(9/28/16)
Adoption Medical Subsidy Payment Documentation Memo (9/20/16)
Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation (Children's Mental Health Wraparound Services) Payment Documentation Memo (9/20/16)
Notification of the Title IV-E Educational Student Stipend Program Closure (9/19/16)
National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Survey (9/14/16)
CFOP 170-15; Federal and State Funding Eligibility (8/8/16)
2016 Legislative Changes Related to Child Well-Being (8/5/16)
CFOP 170-11, Ch.6: Normalcy; Ch.7: Babysitting; Ch.8: Vacation/Travel (Eff: 7/25/16) (7/18/16)
Child Welfare Practice Model (Safety Methodology) - FSFN Security Profile Update for all Child Protective Investigations Users (Eff: 8/1/16) (7/22/16)
CFOP 170-14, Response to the Human Trafficking of Children (7/14/16)
Implementation of the New 12 Month School Readiness Eligibility Requirements - At-Risk Referrals (7/1/16) (DOE)
CFOP 170-11, Chapter 4 Child Placement Agreements and Behavior Management Plans (Eff: 9/12/16) (6/24/16)
Children Sleeping in Offices (6/22/16)
2016-2017 Federal Poverty Levels Guidelines (6/21/16)
CFOP 170-7, Develop and Manage Safety Plans (6/14/16)
CFOP 170-1 Florida's Child Welfare Practice Model (5/30/16)
Child and Family Service Review (CFSR) Stakeholder Interviews (5/20/16)
Title IV-E Training Funding for Child Protective Investigations (5/2/16)
Psychotropic Medication FSFN Documentation: Court Order and Parental Consent (4/25/16)
CFOP 170-12 Ch 9 Post Adoption Communications & Ch 10 Community-Based Care Incentive Program (4/6/16)
'Go Live' for FSFN Quarter 3 Release - HB 7013 Adoptions & Foster Care (4/4/16)
CFOP 170-2 Completing Hotline Intake Assessments and 170-5 Child Protective Investigations (4/4/16)
Annual Progress and Services Report (4/1/16)
'Get Set' for FSFN Quarter 3 Release - HB 7013 Adoptions & Foster Care (3/29/16)
8th Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference April 28-29 (3/25/16)
'Get Ready' for the Adoption Incentive Enhancements Coming on April 1st - FSFN Quarter 3 Release (3/21/16)
Eligibility Clarification for the Postsecondary Education Services and Support Program (PESS) (3/12/16)
Use of Child Restraint Seats When Transporting Children (3/11/16)
CFOP 170-04, Child Maltreatment Index (with attachment) (2/25/16)
Quality Assurance Reviews on Child Fatalities (2/11/16)
Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance 2016 (2/5/16)
Minimum Requirements to Conduct Specified Reviews of All Child Fatalities (01/26/16)
2016 Federal Child and Family Services Review (with Attachments) (1/22/16)
Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST) and Level of Human Trafficking Placement Tool (with Attachments) (1/8/16)
Ch 2015-130, Laws of Florida, re: Education of Children Known to the Department (1/8/16)