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State child protection statutes and CPS Handbooks

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:37 am
by family_man
Note: This is a work in progress. I will keep adding to the list as time permits.

US Federal
CAPTA: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/laws_policies/cblaws/capta03/capta_manual.pdf
Policy Manual: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb/

Alabama
Statutes: http://statutes.laws.com/alabama/Title26/Chapter16
CPS Home Page: http://www.dhr.alabama.gov/services/Child_Protective_Services/Child_Protective_Services.aspx

Alaska
Statutes: http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title47/Chapter10.htm
Regulations: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/Publications/CPSManual/cps-manual.pdf
OCS Home Page: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/

Alberta
Statute: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=c12.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779739424
Regulations: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/documents/publications/Enhancement_Act_Policy_Manual.pdf
CYS Home Page: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/index.cfm

Arizona
Statutes: http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=8
DCYF Home Page: https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=154&id=2030

Arkansas
Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/arcode/Default.asp
Regulations: http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs/chilnfam/masterpolicy.pdf
DCFS Home Page: http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs/chilnfam/index.htm

British Columbia
Statutes: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96046_01
MCF Home Page: http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf/
Policy Manuals: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/publications.htm

California
Statutes: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html
CFS Home Page: http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/

Colorado
Statutes: http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=
CPS Home Page: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-ChildYouthFam/CBON/1251579373436

Delaware
Statutes: http://delcode.delaware.gov/
DSCYF Home Page: http://kids.delaware.gov/
Regulations: http://kids.delaware.gov/pdfs/soc_reference_guide_2007.pdf

District of Columbia
CFSA Home Page: http://cfsa.dc.gov/DC/CFSA

Florida
Statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/
DCF Home Page: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/index.shtml

Georgia
Statutes: http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-49/chapter-5/
CPS Home Page: http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHS-DFCS/menuitem.5d32235bb09bde9a50c8798dd03036a0/?vgnextoid=213a2b48d9a4ff00VgnVCM100000bf01010aRCRD
Regulations: http://childwelfare.net/DHR/policies/cpindex.html

Hawaii
Statutes: http://law.justia.com/codes/hawaii/2009/volume-07/title-20/
CPS Home Page: http://hawaii.gov/dhs/protection/social_services/child_welfare/
Regulations: http://hawaii.gov/dhs/protection/social_services/child_welfare/guide_to_cws

Idaho
Statutes: http://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title16/T16CH16.htm
CPS Home Page: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/AbuseNeglect/tabid/74/Default.aspx

Illinois
Statutes: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/ilstatutes/325
DCFS Home Page: http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/index.shtml

Indiana
Statutes: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title31/ar34/
DCS Home Page: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2398.htm
Regulations: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2354.htm

Iowa
Statutes: http://search.legis.state.ia.us/nxt/gateway.dll/ic?f=templates&fn=default.htm (See Title VI, Subtitle 6)
DHS Home Page: http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/consumers/safety_and_protection/abuse_reporting/childabuse.html

Kansas
Statutes: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/statute/ (Type 38 in the Full Test Search field, then push Search.)
CPS Home Page: http://www.srs.ks.gov/agency/cfs/Pages/ChildProtectiveServices.aspx
Policy Manual: http://content.srs.ks.gov/CFS/robohelp/PPMGenerate/

Kentucky
Statutes: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/620-00/CHAPTER.HTM
CPS Home Page: http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/childsafety.htm

Louisiana
Statutes: http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?folder=71
DCFS Home Page: http://www.dss.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=181
Code of Ethics for CPS professionals: http://www.lcwcwp.com/nwo/download/week ... ETHIC2.pdf

Maine
Statutes: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/22/title22ch1055sec0.html
OCFS Home Page: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/protection.shtml
Policies: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/policy.shtml

Manitoba
Statutes: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/c080e.php
CFS Home Page: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/child_protection.html
Service Manual: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/cfsmanual/index.html

Maryland
Statutes: http://www.michie.com/maryland/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=mdcode (See Family Law, Title 5, Subtitle 7.)
CPS Home Page: http://www.dhr.maryland.gov/cps
Policies: http://www.michie.com/maryland/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=mdcode

Massachusetts
Statutes: http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2008/Chapter176
DCF Home Page: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2agencylanding&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Government&L2=Departments+and+Divisions&L3=Department+of+Children+and+Families&sid=Eeohhs2
Policies: http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/110cmr.html
Advice: http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/subject/about/childabuse.html
Critique: http://massoutrage.com

Michigan
Statutes: http://law.justia.com/codes/michigan/2010/chapter-722/act-238-of-1975/
CPS Home Page: http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7119-21208--,00.html
Policy Manual: http://www.mfia.state.mi.us/olmweb/ex/html/

Minnesota
Statutes: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?year=2010&id=260C
CPS Home Page: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_000152

Mississippi
Statutes: http://michie.com/mississippi/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp= (See Title 43, Chapt. 47.)
CPS Home Page: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_prot.html

Missouri
Statutes: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C210.HTM
DSS Home Page: http://www.dss.mo.gov/pr_cs.htm

Montana
Statutes: http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/41_3.htm
CFSD Home Page: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd/index.shtml
Policies: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/publications/index.shtml#childabuseneglect

Nebraska
Statutes: http://uniweb.legislature.ne.gov/laws/browse-chapters.php?chapter=43
DCFS Home Page: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/jus/jusindex.htm

Nevada
Statutes: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-432B.html
DCFS Home Page: http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us/DCFS_ChildProtectiveSvcs.htm
Policy Manual: http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us/DCFS_Policies_CW.htm

New Brunswick
Statutes: http://www.gnb.ca/0062/PDF-acts/f-02-2.pdf
CP Home Page: http://app.infoaa.7700.gnb.ca/gnb/Pub/EServices/ListServiceDetails.asp?ServiceID1=9355&ReportType1=ALL

Newfoundland and Labrador
Statutes: http://assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/statutes/c12-2.htm
CPS Home Page: http://www.gov.nl.ca/cyfs/childprotection.html

New Hampshire
Statutes: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-XLIV-463.htm
CPS Home Page: http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dcyf/cps/index.htm

New Jersey
Statutes: http://law.onecle.com/new-jersey/9-children-juvenile-and-domestic-relations-courts/index.html
DCF Home Page: http://www.nj.gov/dcf

New Mexico
Statutes: http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0 (See Chapter 32A.)
CYFD Home Page: http://www.cyfd.org/

New York
Statutes: http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&[email protected]+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=05359488+&TARGET=VIEW
http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&[email protected]+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=18846168+&TARGET=VIEW
CPS Home Page: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/
Policy Manual: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/cps_manual.asp

North Carolina
Statutes: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=7B
CPS Home Page: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/cps/
Policy Manual: http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manuals/manuals.aspx?dc=dss

North Dakota
Statutes: http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t50c251.pdf
CPS Home Page: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childfamily/cps/
Policy Manual: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/policymanuals/home/cfs.htm

Nova Scotia
Statutes: [urlhttp://nslegislature.ca/legc/index.htm][/url]
CPS Home Page: http://www.gov.ns.ca/coms/families/abuse/
Regulations: http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/regulations/regs/cfsregs.htm

Ohio
Statutes: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/31
CPS Home Page: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/
Policy Manuals: http://emanuals.odjfs.state.oh.us/emanuals/GetTocDescendants.do?maxChildrenInLevel=10&level=2&group=ODJFS&username=public&password=public&publicationName=emanuals

Oklahoma
Statutes: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/Index.asp?ftdb=STOKSTA1&level=1
CPS Home Page: http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/cps/default.htm
CPS Policies: http://www.okdhs.org/library/policy/oac340/075/03/

Ontario
Statutes: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90c11_e.htm
CYS Home Page: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/documents/topics/childrensaid/childprotectionstandards.pdf
Standards Manual: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/documents/topics/childrensaid/childprotectionstandards.pdf

Oregon
Statutes: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/chapter/418
CPS Home Page: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/abuse/cps/main.shtml
Procedures Manual: http://www.dhs.state.or.us/caf/safety_model/index.html#pm

Pennsylvania
Statutes: http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/domestic-relations/index.html (See Part VII.)
Also see http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter3490/chap3490toc.html
DPW Home Page: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/
Policy Manual: http://services.dpw.state.pa.us/oimpolicymanuals/manuals/bop/su/850/Table%20of%20Contents.htm#P-1_0

Quebec
Statutes: http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=2&file=/P_34_1/P34_1_A.html
Home Page: http://www.cecw-cepb.ca/publications/499

Rhode Island
Statutes: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE40/40-11/INDEX.HTM
CPS Home Page: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/child_welfare/
Publications: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/docs/index.php

Saskatchewan
Statutes: http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/english/statutes/statutes/C7-2.PDF
CP Home Page: http://www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/child-protection/
Policies Manual: http://www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/child-abuse-protocol.pdf

South Carolina
Statutes: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/titl63.htm
CPS Home Page: https://dss.sc.gov/content/customers/protection/cps/index.aspx
Policy Manual: https://dss.sc.gov/content/library/manuals/child_protective.pdf

South Dakota
Statutes: http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=25
CPS Home Page: http://dss.sd.gov/cps/

Tennessee
Statutes: http://www.michie.com/tennessee/lpext.dll/?fn=document-frame.htm&f=templates&2.0# (See Title 37, Chapter 2, Part 2.)
DCS Home Page: http://www.tn.gov/youth/
Policy Guide: http://www.tn.gov/youth/dcsguide/policies.htm

Texas
Statutes: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/ (See Family Code, Chapter 261 and others.)
CPS Home Page: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/About_Child_Protective_Services/
CPS Policy Manual: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/handbooks/CPS/default.jsp

Utah
Statutes: http://le.utah.gov/~code/TITLE62A/62A04a.htm
DCFS Home Page: http://www.hsdcfs.utah.gov/index.htm
Policy Guidelines: http://www.hspolicy.utah.gov/dcfs/

Vermont
Statutes: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/sections.cfm?Title=15&Chapter=021
DCF Home Page: http://dcf.vermont.gov/child_protection
Policies: http://dcf.vermont.gov/fsd/policies

Virginia
Statutes: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC63020000015000000000000
CPS Home Page: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cps/index2.cgi
Policy Manual: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CCkQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dss.virginia.gov%2Ffiles%2Fdivision%2Fdfs%2Fcps%2Fintro_page%2Fmanuals%2F07-2008%2Fpart_1_introduction.pdf&rct=j&q=Virginia%20CPS%20policies&ei=SGiwTcqgO5TAtgfB5rTwCw&usg=AFQjCNFzs6cNuA9s93Yjwwumvl_YgPRx0w&sig2=oRZXYTbPQI_8y3aDwYVtJQ&cad=rja

Washington
Statutes: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?Cite=74
CPS Home Page: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/safety/abuseReport.asp
Publications: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/pubs/programs.asp

West Virginia
Statutes: http://law.justia.com/codes/west-virginia/2009/49/49.html
CPS Home Page: http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/children_adult/cps/
Policies: http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/children_adult/cps/policy/CPSPolicy7_10_08_1.pdf

Wisconsin
Statutes: http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=stats&jd=top
(See Chapter 48, Childrens' Code)
CPS Home Page: http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/children/cps/
Investigtion standards: http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/memos/num_memos/2007/2007-11Standards.pdf
Other documents: http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/memos/num_memos/#2010

Wyoming
Statutes: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title14/T14CH3AR2.htm
DFS Home Page: [urlhttp://dfsweb.state.wy.us/][/url]
Policy report: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/progeval/reports/2008/CPS/CPSfullreport.pdf

Re: State child protection statutes and CPS Handbooks

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:12 pm
by treytrey1
please let me know shen you get to Tennessee. thanks

Re: State child protection statutes and CPS Handbooks

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:13 pm
by treytrey1
Thanks Family man.

Re: State child protection statutes and CPS Handbooks

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:10 pm
by LindaJM
Wow... very helpful!!! Thanks! I just put a link to this page in our Legal Document Library.