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2016

  1. CWS-AL-03-16: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health and Human Services Agency (PHHS)

  2. CWS-AL-02-16: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2016

  3. CWS-AL-01-16: New Health History And Health Summary Forms To Be Completed For Children And Youth In Foster Care

2015

  1. CWS-AL-04-15: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2015 Regular (Long) Session And Certain Federal Child Welfare Legislation

  2. CWS-AL-03-15: Definition Of Caretaker

  3. CWS-AL-02-15: Child Care Investigations

  4. CWS-AL-01-15: Memorandum of Agreement With The Mexican Consulate

2014

  1. CWS-AL-02-14: Safe harbor For Victims Of Human Trafficking

  2. CWS-AL-01-14: New Requirements For Licensure Of Foster Applicants And Approval Of Adoptive Applicants

2013

  1. CWS-AL-03-13: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2013 Regular (Long) Session

  2. CWS-AL-02-13: Revised Procedures For The Transfer Of Placement And Responsibility Of A Child From A State To A Tribal IV-E Agency Or Indian Tribe With A IV-E Agreement

  3. CWS-AL-01-13: Procedures For The Transfer Of Placement And Responsibility Of A Child From A State To A Tribal IV-E Agency Or Indian Tribe With A IV-E Agreement

2012

  1. CWS-AL-05-12: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2012

  2. CWS-AL- 04-12: Changes In Use Of Title IV-E Administrative Funds As A Result Of The Federal Administrative Cost Review

  3. CWS-AL-03-12: Adoption Assistance Benefits Rule Changes

  4. CWS-AL-02-12: DSS-5104 (Report to Central Registry / CPS Application) Instructions update regarding maltreatment reported type and unknown perpetrator

  5. CWS-AL-01-12: Education Stability and Credit Checks for Older Youth in Care

2011

  1. CWS-AL-07-11: Assignment of SIS ID numbers following the entry of the Decree of Adoption.

  2. CWS-AL-06-11: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2011

  3. CWS-AL-05-11: Responsible Individuals List Policy Interpretation And Update

  4. CWS-AL-04-11: Completion Of The DSS-5104 When The Identity Of The Perpetrator Is Unknown

  5. CWS-AL-03-11: Consent To Explore American Indian Heritage (DSS-5335) And Fostering Connections/Tribal Relative Search (DSS-5336)

  6. CWS-AL-02-11: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and the Revised DSS-5120

  7. CWS-AL-01-11: Correction To Responsible Individuals List Form (DSS-5104A) Instructions

2010

  1. CWS-AL-40-10: RIL Legislative And Policy Update

  2. CWS-AL-02-10: New IV-E Policy On Redeterminations And Use Of IV-E On Daysheets

  3. CWS-AL-01-10: Revised Structured Decision Making Tools

2009

  1. CWS-AL-08-09: Revised Structured Decision Making Tools And Training

  2. CWS-AL-07-09: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2009

  3. CWS-AL-06-09: Use Of Links Funds For Internet Search

  4. CWS-AL-04-09:SIS SSN Conversion And Upcoming Changes

  5. CWS-AL-03-09: Clarification Regarding Out Of State Reports Of Abuse Or Neglect Or Out Of State Perpetrators And North Carolina CPS Assessments

  6. CWS-02-09: New Federal Legislation - The Fostering Connections To Success And Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351)

  7. CWS-01-09: Changes To The Central Registry System And Corresponding Policy Updates

2008

  1. FSCWS-15-08: Funding for Work First Functional Assessments

  2. FSCWS-13-08: Guidance Regarding Immigration Status, Citizenship and Social Security Numbers

  3. FSCWS-12-08: Increase in Minimum Wage

  4. FSCWS-11-08: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426

  5. FSCWS-10-08: Addition to the Child Placement and Payment Report (DSS-5094)

  6. FSCWS-09-08: Caretaker Definition

  7. FSCWS-08-08: Expanded Policy on Pre-adoptive Placements, Licensing Issues and Collaboration Among Public and Private Agencies Providing CPS, Foster Care, and Adoption Services. FLSA and Child Support Income; Tax Rebate Checks

  8. FSCWS-07-08: Clarification Related to Child and Family Services Review Process, Protocol and Instrument and Child Welfare Policy

  9. FSCWS-06-08: FLSA and Child Support Income; Tax Rebate Checks

  10. FSCWS-05-08: Eligibility of Iraqi and Afghan aliens who have been granted special immigrant status for Federal TANF and State Maintenance of Effort (MOE) benefits

  11. FSCWS-04-08: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426

  12. FSCWS-03-08: NC Reach Scholarships for Former Foster Youth

  13. FSCWS-01-08: New Mandated Training Requirements

2007

  1. FSCWS-18-07: Review Process, Protocol/Instrument and Review Pilot Process

  2. FSCWS-17-07: Use of a Child's Resources

  3. FSCWS-16-07: New Procedures for Agency Error County Responsible Overpayment (CROP) and Agency Error Client Collectible (AE_C)

  4. FSCWS-14-07: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2008 (COLA)

  5. FSCWS-13-07: Interstate Match Addendum 1

  6. FSCWS-13-07: Interstate Match

  7. FSCWS-11-07: Citizenship and Identity Verification for Work First

  8. FSCWS-10-07: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changes

  9. FSCW-09-07: Veteran's Affairs Match

  10. FSCWS-08-07: Use of Minimum Wage For Work Experience

  11. FSCWS-07-07: Release of HIV status and information on a child in DSS custody to foster parents and residential care providers

  12. FSCWS-06-07: Social Security Administration Data Access in SCC4CICS and Online Verification

  13. FSCWS-05-07: National Directory of New Hire

  14. FSCWS-04-07: New Federal Legislation and Implementation Dates

  15. FSCWS-03-07 Work First: Title IV-B, Title IV-E, And Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Citizenship/Identity Requirements

  16. FSCWS-02-07: Use of Electronic Signatures

  17. FSCWS-01-07: Expunction Policy Clarification

2006

  1. FSCWS-15-06: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2007 (COLA)

  2. FSCW-14-06: Revisions to the Child and Family Services Review Protocol

  3. FSCWS-13-06: Intake Screening of DWI Reports

  4. FSCWS-12-06: Changes to Adoption and Foster Care Policy

  5. FSCWS-11-06: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changes

  6. FSCWS-10-06: CPS Caseload Standards Reduced to 1:10 Policy and Practice

  7. FSCWS-09-06: CPS Intake Guidance

  8. FSCWS-08-06: Effect of Medicaid Citizenship Verification on Work First

  9. FSCWS-07-06: CAPTA Provision Clarifications

  10. FSCW-07-06-01: AOC Criminal Records Checks

  11. FSCWS-06-06: Clarification of Policy on Giving Legal Custody to Relatives

  12. FSCWS-05-06: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Change in Eligibility

  13. FSCWS-04-06: Anonymous Reporters

  14. FSCWS-03-06: Change to DSS form #5228, NC Case Decision Summary/Initial Case Plan

  15. FSCW-01-06: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2006 (COLA)

2005

  1. FSCW-09-05: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Evacuees

  2. FSCW-08-05: 2005 Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changes

  3. FSCW-07-05: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Katrina Victims

  4. FSCW-06-05: New Legislation regarding Adoptive Families and Criminal Records Checks

  5. FSCW-05-05: New Federal Interpretation Effecting Policy on Education Training Vouchers

  6. FSCW-04-05: Revisions to Structured Decision Making Tools

  7. FSCW-03-05 WORK FIRST

  8. FSCWS-02-05: Documentation of Malicious CPS Reports

  9. FSCW-01-05: Sanction Policy

2004

  1. FSCW-06-04: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2005 (COLA)

  2. CS-04-04: Use of Social Security Numbers

  3. FSCW-03-04: Family Services Case Plan Revisions/New Family Services Agreements

  4. FSCW-02-04: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Update

  5. FSCW-01-04: Referrals of Children with a Finding of "Substantiated" or "In Need of Services" to Early Intervention Services

2003

  1. FSCW-07-03T: New Procedures for Changes to Claim Amounts and Balances in EPICS

  2. FSCW-06-03: Stumbo Case Decision

  3. FSCWS-05-03: Urine Drug Screening in Children's Services

  4. FSCW-04-03: 2003 Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and Practice

  5. FSCW-03-03: TANF Domestic Violence Funding

  6. FSCW-01-03: Structured Intake Question and Answer Document

  7. CS-02-03: Temporary Placement with Safety Resources

2002

  1. CS-07-02: Extension of Effective Date Regarding IV-E Administrative Costs for Children Placed in Unlicensed Foster Family Homes

  2. CS-05-02: Revised Children's Services Family Foster Home and Child-Placing Agency Rules and Licensing Forms

  3. CS-04-02: Family Risk Re-Assessment and Reunification Assessment Tool Sections

  4. CS-03-02: Additional Protocol in Reporting CPS Case Decisions to the Licensing Authority

  5. CS-02-02: Structured Decision Making Assessment Tools and Revised Children's Services Standards

  6. CS-01-02: New Child Welfare Assessment Instruments

2001

  1. CS-05-01: New Voluntary Placement Agreement Form (DSS 1789) Revised Standards

  2. CS-02-01: 2001 Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and Practice

  3. CS-01-01: New Requirements Relating to Federal AFDC-EA Settlement Agreement

  4. CS-03-00: New Federal Guidance Relating to ASFA and IV-E Eligibility

  5. CS-06-02: Policy on Abducted or Runaway Foster Children

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