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FSCWS-03-2000: New Federal Guidance Relating to ASFA and IV-E Eligibilitypdf137 KB
FSCWS-05-2001: New Voluntary Placement Agreement Form (DSS 1789) Revised Standardspdf9 KB
FSCWS-01-2001: New Requirements Relating to Federal AFDC-EA Settlement Agreementpdf127 KB
FSCWS-02-2001: Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and PracticeAttachment – Information and Guidelines Regarding Implementationpdf37 KB
FSCWS-07-2002: Extension of Effective Date Regarding IV-E Administrative Costs for Children Placed in Unlicensed Foster Family Homespdf62 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Policy on Abducted or Runaway Foster Childrenpdf121 KB
FSCWS-05-2002: Revised Children’s Services Family Foster Home and Child-Placing Agency Rules and Licensing Formspdf130 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Attachmentpdf13 KB
FSCWS-04-2002: Family Risk Re-Assessment and Reunification Assessment Tool Sectionspdf128 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Attachmentpdf23 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Additional Protocol in Reporting CPS Case Decisions to the Licensing Authoritypdf71 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Structured Decision Making Assessment Tools and Revised Children’s Services Standardspdf68 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 2pdf114 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 1pdf72 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 3pdf162 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 5pdf96 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 4pdf152 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 6pdf100 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 7pdf104 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 9pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 8pdf14 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 11pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 10pdf33 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: New Child Welfare Assessment Instrumentspdf135 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 2pdf161 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 3pdf152 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 5pdf100 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 4pdf96 KB
FSCWS-07-2003: New Procedures for Changes to Claim Amounts and Balances in EPICSpdf138 KB
FSCWS-05-2003: Urine Drug Screening in Children’s Servicespdf18 KB
FSCWS-06-2003: Stumbo Case Decisionpdf26 KB
FSCWS-02-2003, Temporary Placement with Safety Resourcespdf105 KB
FSCWS-04-2003: 2003 Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and Practicepdf83 KB
FSCWS-03-2003: TANF Domestic Violence Fundingpdf80 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 1pdf35 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Structured Intake Question and Answer Documentpdf69 KB
FSCWS-02-2003: Attachmentpdf105 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 3pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 2pdf8 KB
FSCWS-04-2004: Use of Social Security Numberspdf81 KB
FSCWS-06-2004: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2005 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 1pdf22 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Family Services Case Plan Revisions/New Family Services Agreementspdf75 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 3pdf28 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 2pdf41 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 5pdf20 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 4pdf27 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 8pdf13 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 7pdf7 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 6pdf19 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 10pdf11 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 9pdf11 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Referrals of Children with a Finding of Substantiated” or “In Need of Services” to Early Intervention Services”pdf142 KB
FSCWS-02-2004: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Updatepdf71 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 2pdf13 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 1pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 3pdf4 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Evacueespdf80 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: 2005 Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf87 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Attachmentpdf28 KB
FSCWS-07-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Katrina Victimspdf73 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: Attachmentpdf118 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: Attachmentpdf53 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: New Legislation regarding Adoptive Families and Criminal Records Checkspdf139 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Revisions to Structured Decision Making Toolspdf75 KB
FSCWS-05-2005: New Federal Interpretation Effecting Policy on Education Training Voucherspdf168 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 3pdf97 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 2pdf151 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 5pdf168 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 4pdf176 KB
FSCWS-03-2005: Work Firstpdf12 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 6pdf147 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Attachmentpdf27 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Documentation of Malicious CPS Reportspdf122 KB
FSCWS-01-2005: Sanction Policypdf86 KB
FSCWS-15-2006: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2007 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-13-2006: Intake Screening of DWI Reportspdf20 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Attachmentpdf64 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Revisions to the Child and Family Services Review Protocolpdf124 KB
FSCWS-11-2006: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf31 KB
FSCWS-12-2006: Changes to Adoption and Foster Care Policypdf20 KB
FSCWS-10-2006: CPS Caseload Standards Reduced to 1:10 Policy and Practicepdf20 KB
FSCWS-09-2006: CPS Intake Guidancepdf76 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: CAPTA Provision Clarificationspdf72 KB
FSCWS-08-2006: Effect of Medicaid Citizenship Verification on Work Firstpdf67 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Change in Eligibilitypdf73 KB
FSCWS-06-2006: Clarification of Policy on Giving Legal Custody to Relativespdf131 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: AOC Criminal Records Checkspdf71 KB
FSCWS-04-2006: Anonymous Reporterspdf67 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Attachmentpdf20 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Change to DSS form #5228, NC Case Decision Summary/Initial Case Planpdf69 KB
FSCWS-01-2006: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2006 (COLA) pdf121 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Attachmentpdf106 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 1pdf263 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Review Process, Protocol/Instrument and Review Pilot Processpdf87 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 3pdf63 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 2pdf30 KB
FSCWS-17-2007: Use of a Child’s Resourcespdf22 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 4pdf203 KB
FSCWS-14-2007: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2008 (COLA)pdf19 KB
FSCWS-16-2007: New Procedures for Agency Error County Responsible Overpayment (CROP) and Agency Error Client Collectible (AE_C)pdf26 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Matchpdf190 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Match Addendum 1pdf20 KB
FSCWS-10-2007: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf166 KB
FSCWS-11-2007: Citizenship and Identity Verification for Work Firstpdf120 KB
FSCWS-08-2007: Use of Minimum Wage For Work Experiencepdf76 KB
FSCWS-09-2007: Veteran’s Affairs Matchpdf276 KB
FSCWS-07-2007: Release of HIV status and information on a child in DSS custody to foster parents and residential care providerspdf129 KB
FSCWS-06-2007: Social Security Administration Data Access in SCC4CICS and Online Verificationpdf75 KB
FSCWS-04-2007: New Federal Legislation and Implementation Datespdf161 KB
FSCWS-05-2007: National Directory of New Hirepdf241 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Expunction Policy Clarificationpdf29 KB
FSCWS-02-2007: Use of Electronic Signaturespdf75 KB
FSCWS-03-2007: Work First: Title IV-B, Title IV-E, And Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Citizenship/Identity Requirementspdf226 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Attachmentpdf11 KB
FSCWS-15-2008: Funding for Work First Functional Assessmentspdf27 KB
FSCWS-12-2008: Increase in Minimum Wagepdf18 KB
FSCWS-13-2008: Guidance Regarding Immigration Status, Citizenship and Social Security Numberspdf20 KB
FSCWS-10-2008: Addition to the Child Placement and Payment Report (DSS-5094)pdf133 KB
FSCWS-11-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf24 KB
FSCWS-08-2008: 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 Checkspdf36 KB
FSCWS-09-2008: Caretaker Definitionpdf22 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 1pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Clarification Related to Child and Family Services Review Process, Protocol and Instrument and Child Welfare Policypdf35 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 2pdf33 KB
FSCWS-06-2008: FLSA and Child Support Income; Tax Rebate Checkspdf20 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 3pdf34 KB
FSCWS-04-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf150 KB
FSCWS-05-2008: Eligibility of Iraqi and Afghan aliens who have been granted special immigrant status for Federal TANF and State Maintenance of Effort (MOE) benefitspdf25 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: Attachmentpdf26 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: New Mandated Training Requirementspdf39 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 1pdf41 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Revised Structured Decision Making Tools And Trainingpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 2pdf177 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 4pdf201 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 3pdf131 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 5pdf142 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 6pdf175 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 7pdf255 KB
CWS-AL-07-2009: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2009pdf42 KB
CWS-AL-06-2009: Use Of Links Funds For Internet Searchpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-05-2009: Changes to the Central Registry System and Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: SIS SSN Conversion And Upcoming Changespdf29 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: Attachmentpdf14 KB
CWS-AL-03-2009: Clarification Regarding Out Of State Reports Of Abuse Or Neglect Or Out Of State Perpetrators And North Carolina CPS Assessmentspdf22 KB
CWS-AL-02-2009: New Federal Legislation – The Fostering Connections To Success And Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351)pdf40 KB
FSCWS-03-08: NC Reach Scholarships for Former Foster Youthpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-01-2009: Changes To The Central Registry System And Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
CWS-AL-02-2010: New IV-E Policy On Redeterminations And Use Of IV-E On Daysheetspdf29 KB
CWS-AL-40-2010: RIL Legislative And Policy Updatepdf56 KB
CWS-AL-01-2010: Revised Structured Decision Making Toolspdf26 KB
CWS-AL-07-2011: Assignment of SIS ID numbers following the entry of the Decree of Adoptionpdf35 KB
CWS-AL-06-2011: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2011pdf53 KB
CWS-AL-03-2011: Consent To Explore American Indian Heritage (DSS-5335) And Fostering Connections/Tribal Relative Search (DSS-5336)pdf36 KB
CWS-AL-04-2011: Completion Of The DSS-5104 When The Identity Of The Perpetrator Is Unknownpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-05-2011: Responsible Individuals List Policy Interpretation And Updatepdf43 KB
CWS-AL-01-2011: Correction To Responsible Individuals List Form (DSS-5104A) Instructionspdf36 KB
CWS-AL-02-2011: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and the Revised DSS-5120pdf29 KB
CWS-AL-05-2012: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2012pdf33 KB
CWS-AL-03-2012: Adoption Assistance Benefits Rule Changespdf32 KB
CWS-AL-04-2012: Changes In Use Of Title IV-E Administrative Funds As A Result Of The Federal Administrative Cost Reviewpdf46 KB
CWS-AL-01-2012: Education Stability and Credit Checks for Older Youth in Carepdf32 KB
CWS-AL-02-2012: DSS-5104 (Report to Central Registry / CPS Application) Instructions update regarding maltreatment reported type and unknown perpetratorpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-02-2013: 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 Agreementpdf39 KB
CWS-AL-03-2013: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2013 Regular (Long) Sessionpdf104 KB
CWS-AL-01-2013: 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 Agreementpdf58 KB
CWS-AL-01-2014: New Requirements For Licensure Of Foster Applicants And Approval Of Adoptive Applicantspdf147 KB
CWS-AL-02-2014: Safe harbor For Victims Of Human Traffickingpdf47 KB
CWS-AL-03-2015: Definition Of Caretakerpdf90 KB
CWS-AL-04-2015: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2015 Regular (Long) Session And Certain Federal Child Welfare Legislationpdf295 KB
CWS-AL-01-2015: Attachmentpdf308 KB
CWS-AL-02-2015: Child Care Investigationspdf97 KB
CWS-AL-02-2016: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2016pdf229 KB
CWS-AL-03-2016: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health and Human Services Agency (PHHS)pdf119 KB
CWS-AL-01-2016: New Health History And Health Summary Forms To Be Completed For Children And Youth In Foster Carepdf81 KB
CWS-AL-01-2019: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2019pdf57 KB
FSCW ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 04-03, Attachmentpdf116 KB
DSS ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 01-02, Attachment 6pdf111 KB
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FSCWS-18-2007: Review Process, Protocol/Instrument and Review Pilot Processpdf87 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 4pdf203 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 3pdf63 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 2pdf30 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 1pdf263 KB
FSCWS-17-2007: Use of a Child’s Resourcespdf22 KB
FSCWS-16-2007: New Procedures for Agency Error County Responsible Overpayment (CROP) and Agency Error Client Collectible (AE_C)pdf26 KB
FSCWS-15-2008: Funding for Work First Functional Assessmentspdf27 KB
FSCWS-15-2006: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2007 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-14-2007: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2008 (COLA)pdf19 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Revisions to the Child and Family Services Review Protocolpdf124 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Attachmentpdf64 KB
FSCWS-13-2008: Guidance Regarding Immigration Status, Citizenship and Social Security Numberspdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Match Addendum 1pdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Matchpdf190 KB
FSCWS-13-2006: Intake Screening of DWI Reportspdf20 KB
FSCWS-12-2008: Increase in Minimum Wagepdf18 KB
FSCWS-12-2006: Changes to Adoption and Foster Care Policypdf20 KB
FSCWS-11-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf24 KB
FSCWS-11-2007: Citizenship and Identity Verification for Work Firstpdf120 KB
FSCWS-11-2006: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf31 KB
FSCWS-10-2008: Addition to the Child Placement and Payment Report (DSS-5094)pdf133 KB
FSCWS-10-2007: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf166 KB
FSCWS-10-2006: CPS Caseload Standards Reduced to 1:10 Policy and Practicepdf20 KB
FSCWS-09-2008: Caretaker Definitionpdf22 KB
FSCWS-09-2007: Veteran’s Affairs Matchpdf276 KB
FSCWS-09-2006: CPS Intake Guidancepdf76 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Evacueespdf80 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Attachmentpdf28 KB
FSCWS-08-2008: 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 Checkspdf36 KB
FSCWS-08-2007: Use of Minimum Wage For Work Experiencepdf76 KB
FSCWS-08-2006: Effect of Medicaid Citizenship Verification on Work Firstpdf67 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: Attachmentpdf118 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: 2005 Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf87 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Clarification Related to Child and Family Services Review Process, Protocol and Instrument and Child Welfare Policypdf35 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 3pdf34 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 2pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 1pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2007: Release of HIV status and information on a child in DSS custody to foster parents and residential care providerspdf129 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: CAPTA Provision Clarificationspdf72 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: AOC Criminal Records Checkspdf71 KB
FSCWS-07-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Katrina Victimspdf73 KB
FSCWS-07-2003: New Procedures for Changes to Claim Amounts and Balances in EPICSpdf138 KB
FSCWS-07-2002: Extension of Effective Date Regarding IV-E Administrative Costs for Children Placed in Unlicensed Foster Family Homespdf62 KB
FSCWS-06-2008: FLSA and Child Support Income; Tax Rebate Checkspdf20 KB
FSCWS-06-2007: Social Security Administration Data Access in SCC4CICS and Online Verificationpdf75 KB
FSCWS-06-2006: Clarification of Policy on Giving Legal Custody to Relativespdf131 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: New Legislation regarding Adoptive Families and Criminal Records Checkspdf139 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: Attachmentpdf53 KB
FSCWS-06-2004: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2005 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-06-2003: Stumbo Case Decisionpdf26 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Policy on Abducted or Runaway Foster Childrenpdf121 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Attachmentpdf13 KB
FSCWS-05-2008: Eligibility of Iraqi and Afghan aliens who have been granted special immigrant status for Federal TANF and State Maintenance of Effort (MOE) benefitspdf25 KB
FSCWS-05-2007: National Directory of New Hirepdf241 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Change in Eligibilitypdf73 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Attachmentpdf20 KB
FSCWS-05-2005: New Federal Interpretation Effecting Policy on Education Training Voucherspdf168 KB
FSCWS-05-2003: Urine Drug Screening in Children’s Servicespdf18 KB
FSCWS-05-2002: Revised Children’s Services Family Foster Home and Child-Placing Agency Rules and Licensing Formspdf130 KB
FSCWS-05-2001: New Voluntary Placement Agreement Form (DSS 1789) Revised Standardspdf9 KB
FSCWS-04-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf150 KB
FSCWS-04-2007: New Federal Legislation and Implementation Datespdf161 KB
FSCWS-04-2006: Anonymous Reporterspdf67 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Revisions to Structured Decision Making Toolspdf75 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 6pdf147 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 5pdf168 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 4pdf176 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 3pdf97 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 2pdf151 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-04-2004: Use of Social Security Numberspdf81 KB
FSCWS-04-2003: 2003 Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and Practicepdf83 KB
FSCWS-04-2002: Family Risk Re-Assessment and Reunification Assessment Tool Sectionspdf128 KB
FSCWS-03-2007: Work First: Title IV-B, Title IV-E, And Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Citizenship/Identity Requirementspdf226 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Change to DSS form #5228, NC Case Decision Summary/Initial Case Planpdf69 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Attachmentpdf106 KB
FSCWS-03-2005: Work Firstpdf12 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Family Services Case Plan Revisions/New Family Services Agreementspdf75 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 9pdf11 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 8pdf13 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 7pdf7 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 6pdf19 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 5pdf20 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 4pdf27 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 3pdf28 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 2pdf41 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 10pdf11 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 1pdf22 KB
FSCWS-03-2003: TANF Domestic Violence Fundingpdf80 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Attachmentpdf23 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Additional Protocol in Reporting CPS Case Decisions to the Licensing Authoritypdf71 KB
FSCWS-03-2000: New Federal Guidance Relating to ASFA and IV-E Eligibilitypdf137 KB
FSCWS-03-08: NC Reach Scholarships for Former Foster Youthpdf29 KB
FSCWS-02-2007: Use of Electronic Signaturespdf75 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Documentation of Malicious CPS Reportspdf122 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Attachmentpdf27 KB
FSCWS-02-2004: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Updatepdf71 KB
FSCWS-02-2003: Attachmentpdf105 KB
FSCWS-02-2003, Temporary Placement with Safety Resourcespdf105 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Structured Decision Making Assessment Tools and Revised Children’s Services Standardspdf68 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 9pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 8pdf14 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 7pdf104 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 6pdf100 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 5pdf96 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 4pdf152 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 3pdf162 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 2pdf114 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 11pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 10pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 1pdf72 KB
FSCWS-02-2001: Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and PracticeAttachment – Information and Guidelines Regarding Implementationpdf37 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: New Mandated Training Requirementspdf39 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: Attachmentpdf26 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Expunction Policy Clarificationpdf29 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Attachmentpdf11 KB
FSCWS-01-2006: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2006 (COLA) pdf121 KB
FSCWS-01-2005: Sanction Policypdf86 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Referrals of Children with a Finding of Substantiated” or “In Need of Services” to Early Intervention Services”pdf142 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 3pdf4 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 2pdf13 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 1pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Structured Intake Question and Answer Documentpdf69 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 3pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 2pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 1pdf35 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: New Child Welfare Assessment Instrumentspdf135 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 5pdf100 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 4pdf96 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 3pdf152 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 2pdf161 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-01-2001: New Requirements Relating to Federal AFDC-EA Settlement Agreementpdf127 KB
FSCW ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 04-03, Attachmentpdf116 KB
DSS ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 01-02, Attachment 6pdf111 KB
CWS-AL-40-2010: RIL Legislative And Policy Updatepdf56 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Revised Structured Decision Making Tools And Trainingpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 7pdf255 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 6pdf175 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 5pdf142 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 4pdf201 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 3pdf131 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 2pdf177 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 1pdf41 KB
CWS-AL-07-2011: Assignment of SIS ID numbers following the entry of the Decree of Adoptionpdf35 KB
CWS-AL-07-2009: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2009pdf42 KB
CWS-AL-06-2011: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2011pdf53 KB
CWS-AL-06-2009: Use Of Links Funds For Internet Searchpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-05-2012: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2012pdf33 KB
CWS-AL-05-2011: Responsible Individuals List Policy Interpretation And Updatepdf43 KB
CWS-AL-05-2009: Changes to the Central Registry System and Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
CWS-AL-04-2015: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2015 Regular (Long) Session And Certain Federal Child Welfare Legislationpdf295 KB
CWS-AL-04-2012: Changes In Use Of Title IV-E Administrative Funds As A Result Of The Federal Administrative Cost Reviewpdf46 KB
CWS-AL-04-2011: Completion Of The DSS-5104 When The Identity Of The Perpetrator Is Unknownpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: SIS SSN Conversion And Upcoming Changespdf29 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: Attachmentpdf14 KB
CWS-AL-03-2016: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health and Human Services Agency (PHHS)pdf119 KB
CWS-AL-03-2015: Definition Of Caretakerpdf90 KB
CWS-AL-03-2013: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2013 Regular (Long) Sessionpdf104 KB
CWS-AL-03-2012: Adoption Assistance Benefits Rule Changespdf32 KB
CWS-AL-03-2011: Consent To Explore American Indian Heritage (DSS-5335) And Fostering Connections/Tribal Relative Search (DSS-5336)pdf36 KB
CWS-AL-03-2009: Clarification Regarding Out Of State Reports Of Abuse Or Neglect Or Out Of State Perpetrators And North Carolina CPS Assessmentspdf22 KB
CWS-AL-02-2016: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2016pdf229 KB
CWS-AL-02-2015: Child Care Investigationspdf97 KB
CWS-AL-02-2014: Safe harbor For Victims Of Human Traffickingpdf47 KB
CWS-AL-02-2013: 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 Agreementpdf39 KB
CWS-AL-02-2012: DSS-5104 (Report to Central Registry / CPS Application) Instructions update regarding maltreatment reported type and unknown perpetratorpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-02-2011: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and the Revised DSS-5120pdf29 KB
CWS-AL-02-2010: New IV-E Policy On Redeterminations And Use Of IV-E On Daysheetspdf29 KB
CWS-AL-02-2009: New Federal Legislation – The Fostering Connections To Success And Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351)pdf40 KB
CWS-AL-01-2019: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2019pdf57 KB
CWS-AL-01-2016: New Health History And Health Summary Forms To Be Completed For Children And Youth In Foster Carepdf81 KB
CWS-AL-01-2015: Attachmentpdf308 KB
CWS-AL-01-2014: New Requirements For Licensure Of Foster Applicants And Approval Of Adoptive Applicantspdf147 KB
CWS-AL-01-2013: 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 Agreementpdf58 KB
CWS-AL-01-2012: Education Stability and Credit Checks for Older Youth in Carepdf32 KB
CWS-AL-01-2011: Correction To Responsible Individuals List Form (DSS-5104A) Instructionspdf36 KB
CWS-AL-01-2010: Revised Structured Decision Making Toolspdf26 KB
CWS-AL-01-2009: Changes To The Central Registry System And Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
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FSCWS-18-2007: Review Process, Protocol/Instrument and Review Pilot Processpdf87 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 4pdf203 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 3pdf63 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 2pdf30 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 1pdf263 KB
FSCWS-17-2007: Use of a Child’s Resourcespdf22 KB
FSCWS-16-2007: New Procedures for Agency Error County Responsible Overpayment (CROP) and Agency Error Client Collectible (AE_C)pdf26 KB
FSCWS-15-2008: Funding for Work First Functional Assessmentspdf27 KB
FSCWS-15-2006: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2007 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-14-2007: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2008 (COLA)pdf19 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Revisions to the Child and Family Services Review Protocolpdf124 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Attachmentpdf64 KB
FSCWS-13-2008: Guidance Regarding Immigration Status, Citizenship and Social Security Numberspdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Match Addendum 1pdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Matchpdf190 KB
FSCWS-13-2006: Intake Screening of DWI Reportspdf20 KB
FSCWS-12-2008: Increase in Minimum Wagepdf18 KB
FSCWS-12-2006: Changes to Adoption and Foster Care Policypdf20 KB
FSCWS-11-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf24 KB
FSCWS-11-2007: Citizenship and Identity Verification for Work Firstpdf120 KB
FSCWS-11-2006: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf31 KB
FSCWS-10-2008: Addition to the Child Placement and Payment Report (DSS-5094)pdf133 KB
FSCWS-10-2007: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf166 KB
FSCWS-10-2006: CPS Caseload Standards Reduced to 1:10 Policy and Practicepdf20 KB
FSCWS-09-2008: Caretaker Definitionpdf22 KB
FSCWS-09-2007: Veteran’s Affairs Matchpdf276 KB
FSCWS-09-2006: CPS Intake Guidancepdf76 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Evacueespdf80 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Attachmentpdf28 KB
FSCWS-08-2008: 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 Checkspdf36 KB
FSCWS-08-2007: Use of Minimum Wage For Work Experiencepdf76 KB
FSCWS-08-2006: Effect of Medicaid Citizenship Verification on Work Firstpdf67 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: Attachmentpdf118 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: 2005 Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf87 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Clarification Related to Child and Family Services Review Process, Protocol and Instrument and Child Welfare Policypdf35 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 3pdf34 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 2pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 1pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2007: Release of HIV status and information on a child in DSS custody to foster parents and residential care providerspdf129 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: CAPTA Provision Clarificationspdf72 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: AOC Criminal Records Checkspdf71 KB
FSCWS-07-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Katrina Victimspdf73 KB
FSCWS-07-2003: New Procedures for Changes to Claim Amounts and Balances in EPICSpdf138 KB
FSCWS-07-2002: Extension of Effective Date Regarding IV-E Administrative Costs for Children Placed in Unlicensed Foster Family Homespdf62 KB
FSCWS-06-2008: FLSA and Child Support Income; Tax Rebate Checkspdf20 KB
FSCWS-06-2007: Social Security Administration Data Access in SCC4CICS and Online Verificationpdf75 KB
FSCWS-06-2006: Clarification of Policy on Giving Legal Custody to Relativespdf131 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: New Legislation regarding Adoptive Families and Criminal Records Checkspdf139 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: Attachmentpdf53 KB
FSCWS-06-2004: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2005 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-06-2003: Stumbo Case Decisionpdf26 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Policy on Abducted or Runaway Foster Childrenpdf121 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Attachmentpdf13 KB
FSCWS-05-2008: Eligibility of Iraqi and Afghan aliens who have been granted special immigrant status for Federal TANF and State Maintenance of Effort (MOE) benefitspdf25 KB
FSCWS-05-2007: National Directory of New Hirepdf241 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Change in Eligibilitypdf73 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Attachmentpdf20 KB
FSCWS-05-2005: New Federal Interpretation Effecting Policy on Education Training Voucherspdf168 KB
FSCWS-05-2003: Urine Drug Screening in Children’s Servicespdf18 KB
FSCWS-05-2002: Revised Children’s Services Family Foster Home and Child-Placing Agency Rules and Licensing Formspdf130 KB
FSCWS-05-2001: New Voluntary Placement Agreement Form (DSS 1789) Revised Standardspdf9 KB
FSCWS-04-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf150 KB
FSCWS-04-2007: New Federal Legislation and Implementation Datespdf161 KB
FSCWS-04-2006: Anonymous Reporterspdf67 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Revisions to Structured Decision Making Toolspdf75 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 6pdf147 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 5pdf168 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 4pdf176 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 3pdf97 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 2pdf151 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-04-2004: Use of Social Security Numberspdf81 KB
FSCWS-04-2003: 2003 Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and Practicepdf83 KB
FSCWS-04-2002: Family Risk Re-Assessment and Reunification Assessment Tool Sectionspdf128 KB
FSCWS-03-2007: Work First: Title IV-B, Title IV-E, And Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Citizenship/Identity Requirementspdf226 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Change to DSS form #5228, NC Case Decision Summary/Initial Case Planpdf69 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Attachmentpdf106 KB
FSCWS-03-2005: Work Firstpdf12 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Family Services Case Plan Revisions/New Family Services Agreementspdf75 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 9pdf11 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 8pdf13 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 7pdf7 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 6pdf19 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 5pdf20 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 4pdf27 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 3pdf28 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 2pdf41 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 10pdf11 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 1pdf22 KB
FSCWS-03-2003: TANF Domestic Violence Fundingpdf80 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Attachmentpdf23 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Additional Protocol in Reporting CPS Case Decisions to the Licensing Authoritypdf71 KB
FSCWS-03-2000: New Federal Guidance Relating to ASFA and IV-E Eligibilitypdf137 KB
FSCWS-03-08: NC Reach Scholarships for Former Foster Youthpdf29 KB
FSCWS-02-2007: Use of Electronic Signaturespdf75 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Documentation of Malicious CPS Reportspdf122 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Attachmentpdf27 KB
FSCWS-02-2004: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Updatepdf71 KB
FSCWS-02-2003: Attachmentpdf105 KB
FSCWS-02-2003, Temporary Placement with Safety Resourcespdf105 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Structured Decision Making Assessment Tools and Revised Children’s Services Standardspdf68 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 9pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 8pdf14 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 7pdf104 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 6pdf100 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 5pdf96 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 4pdf152 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 3pdf162 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 2pdf114 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 11pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 10pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 1pdf72 KB
FSCWS-02-2001: Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and PracticeAttachment – Information and Guidelines Regarding Implementationpdf37 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: New Mandated Training Requirementspdf39 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: Attachmentpdf26 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Expunction Policy Clarificationpdf29 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Attachmentpdf11 KB
FSCWS-01-2006: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2006 (COLA) pdf121 KB
FSCWS-01-2005: Sanction Policypdf86 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Referrals of Children with a Finding of Substantiated” or “In Need of Services” to Early Intervention Services”pdf142 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 3pdf4 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 2pdf13 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 1pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Structured Intake Question and Answer Documentpdf69 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 3pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 2pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 1pdf35 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: New Child Welfare Assessment Instrumentspdf135 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 5pdf100 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 4pdf96 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 3pdf152 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 2pdf161 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-01-2001: New Requirements Relating to Federal AFDC-EA Settlement Agreementpdf127 KB
FSCW ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 04-03, Attachmentpdf116 KB
DSS ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 01-02, Attachment 6pdf111 KB
CWS-AL-40-2010: RIL Legislative And Policy Updatepdf56 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Revised Structured Decision Making Tools And Trainingpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 7pdf255 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 6pdf175 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 5pdf142 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 4pdf201 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 3pdf131 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 2pdf177 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 1pdf41 KB
CWS-AL-07-2011: Assignment of SIS ID numbers following the entry of the Decree of Adoptionpdf35 KB
CWS-AL-07-2009: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2009pdf42 KB
CWS-AL-06-2011: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2011pdf53 KB
CWS-AL-06-2009: Use Of Links Funds For Internet Searchpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-05-2012: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2012pdf33 KB
CWS-AL-05-2011: Responsible Individuals List Policy Interpretation And Updatepdf43 KB
CWS-AL-05-2009: Changes to the Central Registry System and Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
CWS-AL-04-2015: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2015 Regular (Long) Session And Certain Federal Child Welfare Legislationpdf295 KB
CWS-AL-04-2012: Changes In Use Of Title IV-E Administrative Funds As A Result Of The Federal Administrative Cost Reviewpdf46 KB
CWS-AL-04-2011: Completion Of The DSS-5104 When The Identity Of The Perpetrator Is Unknownpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: SIS SSN Conversion And Upcoming Changespdf29 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: Attachmentpdf14 KB
CWS-AL-03-2016: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health and Human Services Agency (PHHS)pdf119 KB
CWS-AL-03-2015: Definition Of Caretakerpdf90 KB
CWS-AL-03-2013: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2013 Regular (Long) Sessionpdf104 KB
CWS-AL-03-2012: Adoption Assistance Benefits Rule Changespdf32 KB
CWS-AL-03-2011: Consent To Explore American Indian Heritage (DSS-5335) And Fostering Connections/Tribal Relative Search (DSS-5336)pdf36 KB
CWS-AL-03-2009: Clarification Regarding Out Of State Reports Of Abuse Or Neglect Or Out Of State Perpetrators And North Carolina CPS Assessmentspdf22 KB
CWS-AL-02-2016: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2016pdf229 KB
CWS-AL-02-2015: Child Care Investigationspdf97 KB
CWS-AL-02-2014: Safe harbor For Victims Of Human Traffickingpdf47 KB
CWS-AL-02-2013: 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 Agreementpdf39 KB
CWS-AL-02-2012: DSS-5104 (Report to Central Registry / CPS Application) Instructions update regarding maltreatment reported type and unknown perpetratorpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-02-2011: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and the Revised DSS-5120pdf29 KB
CWS-AL-02-2010: New IV-E Policy On Redeterminations And Use Of IV-E On Daysheetspdf29 KB
CWS-AL-02-2009: New Federal Legislation – The Fostering Connections To Success And Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351)pdf40 KB
CWS-AL-01-2019: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2019pdf57 KB
CWS-AL-01-2016: New Health History And Health Summary Forms To Be Completed For Children And Youth In Foster Carepdf81 KB
CWS-AL-01-2015: Attachmentpdf308 KB
CWS-AL-01-2014: New Requirements For Licensure Of Foster Applicants And Approval Of Adoptive Applicantspdf147 KB
CWS-AL-01-2013: 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 Agreementpdf58 KB
CWS-AL-01-2012: Education Stability and Credit Checks for Older Youth in Carepdf32 KB
CWS-AL-01-2011: Correction To Responsible Individuals List Form (DSS-5104A) Instructionspdf36 KB
CWS-AL-01-2010: Revised Structured Decision Making Toolspdf26 KB
CWS-AL-01-2009: Changes To The Central Registry System And Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
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FSCWS-18-2007: Review Process, Protocol/Instrument and Review Pilot Processpdf87 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 4pdf203 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 3pdf63 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 2pdf30 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 1pdf263 KB
FSCWS-17-2007: Use of a Child’s Resourcespdf22 KB
FSCWS-16-2007: New Procedures for Agency Error County Responsible Overpayment (CROP) and Agency Error Client Collectible (AE_C)pdf26 KB
FSCWS-15-2008: Funding for Work First Functional Assessmentspdf27 KB
FSCWS-15-2006: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2007 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-14-2007: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2008 (COLA)pdf19 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Revisions to the Child and Family Services Review Protocolpdf124 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Attachmentpdf64 KB
FSCWS-13-2008: Guidance Regarding Immigration Status, Citizenship and Social Security Numberspdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Match Addendum 1pdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Matchpdf190 KB
FSCWS-13-2006: Intake Screening of DWI Reportspdf20 KB
FSCWS-12-2008: Increase in Minimum Wagepdf18 KB
FSCWS-12-2006: Changes to Adoption and Foster Care Policypdf20 KB
FSCWS-11-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf24 KB
FSCWS-11-2007: Citizenship and Identity Verification for Work Firstpdf120 KB
FSCWS-11-2006: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf31 KB
FSCWS-10-2008: Addition to the Child Placement and Payment Report (DSS-5094)pdf133 KB
FSCWS-10-2007: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf166 KB
FSCWS-10-2006: CPS Caseload Standards Reduced to 1:10 Policy and Practicepdf20 KB
FSCWS-09-2008: Caretaker Definitionpdf22 KB
FSCWS-09-2007: Veteran’s Affairs Matchpdf276 KB
FSCWS-09-2006: CPS Intake Guidancepdf76 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Evacueespdf80 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Attachmentpdf28 KB
FSCWS-08-2008: 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 Checkspdf36 KB
FSCWS-08-2007: Use of Minimum Wage For Work Experiencepdf76 KB
FSCWS-08-2006: Effect of Medicaid Citizenship Verification on Work Firstpdf67 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: Attachmentpdf118 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: 2005 Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf87 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Clarification Related to Child and Family Services Review Process, Protocol and Instrument and Child Welfare Policypdf35 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 3pdf34 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 2pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 1pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2007: Release of HIV status and information on a child in DSS custody to foster parents and residential care providerspdf129 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: CAPTA Provision Clarificationspdf72 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: AOC Criminal Records Checkspdf71 KB
FSCWS-07-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Katrina Victimspdf73 KB
FSCWS-07-2003: New Procedures for Changes to Claim Amounts and Balances in EPICSpdf138 KB
FSCWS-07-2002: Extension of Effective Date Regarding IV-E Administrative Costs for Children Placed in Unlicensed Foster Family Homespdf62 KB
FSCWS-06-2008: FLSA and Child Support Income; Tax Rebate Checkspdf20 KB
FSCWS-06-2007: Social Security Administration Data Access in SCC4CICS and Online Verificationpdf75 KB
FSCWS-06-2006: Clarification of Policy on Giving Legal Custody to Relativespdf131 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: New Legislation regarding Adoptive Families and Criminal Records Checkspdf139 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: Attachmentpdf53 KB
FSCWS-06-2004: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2005 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-06-2003: Stumbo Case Decisionpdf26 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Policy on Abducted or Runaway Foster Childrenpdf121 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Attachmentpdf13 KB
FSCWS-05-2008: Eligibility of Iraqi and Afghan aliens who have been granted special immigrant status for Federal TANF and State Maintenance of Effort (MOE) benefitspdf25 KB
FSCWS-05-2007: National Directory of New Hirepdf241 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Change in Eligibilitypdf73 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Attachmentpdf20 KB
FSCWS-05-2005: New Federal Interpretation Effecting Policy on Education Training Voucherspdf168 KB
FSCWS-05-2003: Urine Drug Screening in Children’s Servicespdf18 KB
FSCWS-05-2002: Revised Children’s Services Family Foster Home and Child-Placing Agency Rules and Licensing Formspdf130 KB
FSCWS-05-2001: New Voluntary Placement Agreement Form (DSS 1789) Revised Standardspdf9 KB
FSCWS-04-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf150 KB
FSCWS-04-2007: New Federal Legislation and Implementation Datespdf161 KB
FSCWS-04-2006: Anonymous Reporterspdf67 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Revisions to Structured Decision Making Toolspdf75 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 6pdf147 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 5pdf168 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 4pdf176 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 3pdf97 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 2pdf151 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-04-2004: Use of Social Security Numberspdf81 KB
FSCWS-04-2003: 2003 Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and Practicepdf83 KB
FSCWS-04-2002: Family Risk Re-Assessment and Reunification Assessment Tool Sectionspdf128 KB
FSCWS-03-2007: Work First: Title IV-B, Title IV-E, And Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Citizenship/Identity Requirementspdf226 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Change to DSS form #5228, NC Case Decision Summary/Initial Case Planpdf69 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Attachmentpdf106 KB
FSCWS-03-2005: Work Firstpdf12 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Family Services Case Plan Revisions/New Family Services Agreementspdf75 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 9pdf11 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 8pdf13 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 7pdf7 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 6pdf19 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 5pdf20 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 4pdf27 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 3pdf28 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 2pdf41 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 10pdf11 KB
FSCWS-03-2004: Attachment 1pdf22 KB
FSCWS-03-2003: TANF Domestic Violence Fundingpdf80 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Attachmentpdf23 KB
FSCWS-03-2002: Additional Protocol in Reporting CPS Case Decisions to the Licensing Authoritypdf71 KB
FSCWS-03-2000: New Federal Guidance Relating to ASFA and IV-E Eligibilitypdf137 KB
FSCWS-03-08: NC Reach Scholarships for Former Foster Youthpdf29 KB
FSCWS-02-2007: Use of Electronic Signaturespdf75 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Documentation of Malicious CPS Reportspdf122 KB
FSCWS-02-2005: Attachmentpdf27 KB
FSCWS-02-2004: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Updatepdf71 KB
FSCWS-02-2003: Attachmentpdf105 KB
FSCWS-02-2003, Temporary Placement with Safety Resourcespdf105 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Structured Decision Making Assessment Tools and Revised Children’s Services Standardspdf68 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 9pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 8pdf14 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 7pdf104 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 6pdf100 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 5pdf96 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 4pdf152 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 3pdf162 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 2pdf114 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 11pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 10pdf33 KB
FSCWS-02-2002: Attachment 1pdf72 KB
FSCWS-02-2001: Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and PracticeAttachment – Information and Guidelines Regarding Implementationpdf37 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: New Mandated Training Requirementspdf39 KB
FSCWS-01-2008: Attachmentpdf26 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Expunction Policy Clarificationpdf29 KB
FSCWS-01-2007: Attachmentpdf11 KB
FSCWS-01-2006: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2006 (COLA) pdf121 KB
FSCWS-01-2005: Sanction Policypdf86 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Referrals of Children with a Finding of Substantiated” or “In Need of Services” to Early Intervention Services”pdf142 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 3pdf4 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 2pdf13 KB
FSCWS-01-2004: Attachment 1pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Structured Intake Question and Answer Documentpdf69 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 3pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 2pdf8 KB
FSCWS-01-2003: Attachment 1pdf35 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: New Child Welfare Assessment Instrumentspdf135 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 5pdf100 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 4pdf96 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 3pdf152 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 2pdf161 KB
FSCWS-01-2002: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-01-2001: New Requirements Relating to Federal AFDC-EA Settlement Agreementpdf127 KB
FSCW ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 04-03, Attachmentpdf116 KB
DSS ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 01-02, Attachment 6pdf111 KB
CWS-AL-40-2010: RIL Legislative And Policy Updatepdf56 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Revised Structured Decision Making Tools And Trainingpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 7pdf255 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 6pdf175 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 5pdf142 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 4pdf201 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 3pdf131 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 2pdf177 KB
CWS-AL-08-2009: Attachment 1pdf41 KB
CWS-AL-07-2011: Assignment of SIS ID numbers following the entry of the Decree of Adoptionpdf35 KB
CWS-AL-07-2009: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2009pdf42 KB
CWS-AL-06-2011: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2011pdf53 KB
CWS-AL-06-2009: Use Of Links Funds For Internet Searchpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-05-2012: Child Welfare Legislative Changes for 2012pdf33 KB
CWS-AL-05-2011: Responsible Individuals List Policy Interpretation And Updatepdf43 KB
CWS-AL-05-2009: Changes to the Central Registry System and Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
CWS-AL-04-2015: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2015 Regular (Long) Session And Certain Federal Child Welfare Legislationpdf295 KB
CWS-AL-04-2012: Changes In Use Of Title IV-E Administrative Funds As A Result Of The Federal Administrative Cost Reviewpdf46 KB
CWS-AL-04-2011: Completion Of The DSS-5104 When The Identity Of The Perpetrator Is Unknownpdf29 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: SIS SSN Conversion And Upcoming Changespdf29 KB
CWS-AL-04-2009: Attachmentpdf14 KB
CWS-AL-03-2016: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health and Human Services Agency (PHHS)pdf119 KB
CWS-AL-03-2015: Definition Of Caretakerpdf90 KB
CWS-AL-03-2013: Child Welfare Legislative Changes For 2013 Regular (Long) Sessionpdf104 KB
CWS-AL-03-2012: Adoption Assistance Benefits Rule Changespdf32 KB
CWS-AL-03-2011: Consent To Explore American Indian Heritage (DSS-5335) And Fostering Connections/Tribal Relative Search (DSS-5336)pdf36 KB
CWS-AL-03-2009: Clarification Regarding Out Of State Reports Of Abuse Or Neglect Or Out Of State Perpetrators And North Carolina CPS Assessmentspdf22 KB
CWS-AL-02-2016: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2016pdf229 KB
CWS-AL-02-2015: Child Care Investigationspdf97 KB
CWS-AL-02-2014: Safe harbor For Victims Of Human Traffickingpdf47 KB
CWS-AL-02-2013: 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 Agreementpdf39 KB
CWS-AL-02-2012: DSS-5104 (Report to Central Registry / CPS Application) Instructions update regarding maltreatment reported type and unknown perpetratorpdf36 KB
CWS-AL-02-2011: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and the Revised DSS-5120pdf29 KB
CWS-AL-02-2010: New IV-E Policy On Redeterminations And Use Of IV-E On Daysheetspdf29 KB
CWS-AL-02-2009: New Federal Legislation – The Fostering Connections To Success And Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351)pdf40 KB
CWS-AL-01-2019: State Child Welfare Legislative Changes 2019pdf57 KB
CWS-AL-01-2016: New Health History And Health Summary Forms To Be Completed For Children And Youth In Foster Carepdf81 KB
CWS-AL-01-2015: Attachmentpdf308 KB
CWS-AL-01-2014: New Requirements For Licensure Of Foster Applicants And Approval Of Adoptive Applicantspdf147 KB
CWS-AL-01-2013: 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 Agreementpdf58 KB
CWS-AL-01-2012: Education Stability and Credit Checks for Older Youth in Carepdf32 KB
CWS-AL-01-2011: Correction To Responsible Individuals List Form (DSS-5104A) Instructionspdf36 KB
CWS-AL-01-2010: Revised Structured Decision Making Toolspdf26 KB
CWS-AL-01-2009: Changes To The Central Registry System And Corresponding Policy Updatespdf25 KB
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FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 4pdf203 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 3pdf63 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 2pdf30 KB
FSCWS-18-2007: Attachment 1pdf263 KB
FSCWS-17-2007: Use of a Child’s Resourcespdf22 KB
FSCWS-16-2007: New Procedures for Agency Error County Responsible Overpayment (CROP) and Agency Error Client Collectible (AE_C)pdf26 KB
FSCWS-15-2008: Funding for Work First Functional Assessmentspdf27 KB
FSCWS-15-2006: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2007 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-14-2007: Social Security Cost- of-Living Increase for 2008 (COLA)pdf19 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Revisions to the Child and Family Services Review Protocolpdf124 KB
FSCWS-14-2006: Attachmentpdf64 KB
FSCWS-13-2008: Guidance Regarding Immigration Status, Citizenship and Social Security Numberspdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Match Addendum 1pdf20 KB
FSCWS-13-2007: Interstate Matchpdf190 KB
FSCWS-13-2006: Intake Screening of DWI Reportspdf20 KB
FSCWS-12-2008: Increase in Minimum Wagepdf18 KB
FSCWS-12-2006: Changes to Adoption and Foster Care Policypdf20 KB
FSCWS-11-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf24 KB
FSCWS-11-2007: Citizenship and Identity Verification for Work Firstpdf120 KB
FSCWS-11-2006: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf31 KB
FSCWS-10-2008: Addition to the Child Placement and Payment Report (DSS-5094)pdf133 KB
FSCWS-10-2007: Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf166 KB
FSCWS-10-2006: CPS Caseload Standards Reduced to 1:10 Policy and Practicepdf20 KB
FSCWS-09-2008: Caretaker Definitionpdf22 KB
FSCWS-09-2007: Veteran’s Affairs Matchpdf276 KB
FSCWS-09-2006: CPS Intake Guidancepdf76 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Evacueespdf80 KB
FSCWS-09-2005: Attachmentpdf28 KB
FSCWS-08-2008: 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 Checkspdf36 KB
FSCWS-08-2007: Use of Minimum Wage For Work Experiencepdf76 KB
FSCWS-08-2006: Effect of Medicaid Citizenship Verification on Work Firstpdf67 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: Attachmentpdf118 KB
FSCWS-08-2005: 2005 Family Support and Child Welfare Legislative Changespdf87 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Clarification Related to Child and Family Services Review Process, Protocol and Instrument and Child Welfare Policypdf35 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 3pdf34 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 2pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2008: Attachment 1pdf33 KB
FSCWS-07-2007: Release of HIV status and information on a child in DSS custody to foster parents and residential care providerspdf129 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: CAPTA Provision Clarificationspdf72 KB
FSCWS-07-2006: AOC Criminal Records Checkspdf71 KB
FSCWS-07-2005: Work First Procedures for Hurricane Katrina Victimspdf73 KB
FSCWS-07-2003: New Procedures for Changes to Claim Amounts and Balances in EPICSpdf138 KB
FSCWS-07-2002: Extension of Effective Date Regarding IV-E Administrative Costs for Children Placed in Unlicensed Foster Family Homespdf62 KB
FSCWS-06-2008: FLSA and Child Support Income; Tax Rebate Checkspdf20 KB
FSCWS-06-2007: Social Security Administration Data Access in SCC4CICS and Online Verificationpdf75 KB
FSCWS-06-2006: Clarification of Policy on Giving Legal Custody to Relativespdf131 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: New Legislation regarding Adoptive Families and Criminal Records Checkspdf139 KB
FSCWS-06-2005: Attachmentpdf53 KB
FSCWS-06-2004: Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2005 (COLA)pdf73 KB
FSCWS-06-2003: Stumbo Case Decisionpdf26 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Policy on Abducted or Runaway Foster Childrenpdf121 KB
FSCWS-06-2002: Attachmentpdf13 KB
FSCWS-05-2008: Eligibility of Iraqi and Afghan aliens who have been granted special immigrant status for Federal TANF and State Maintenance of Effort (MOE) benefitspdf25 KB
FSCWS-05-2007: National Directory of New Hirepdf241 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Referrals for Early Intervention Services Change in Eligibilitypdf73 KB
FSCWS-05-2006: Attachmentpdf20 KB
FSCWS-05-2005: New Federal Interpretation Effecting Policy on Education Training Voucherspdf168 KB
FSCWS-05-2003: Urine Drug Screening in Children’s Servicespdf18 KB
FSCWS-05-2002: Revised Children’s Services Family Foster Home and Child-Placing Agency Rules and Licensing Formspdf130 KB
FSCWS-05-2001: New Voluntary Placement Agreement Form (DSS 1789) Revised Standardspdf9 KB
FSCWS-04-2008: Central Registry Pen and Ink Changes for Section 1426pdf150 KB
FSCWS-04-2007: New Federal Legislation and Implementation Datespdf161 KB
FSCWS-04-2006: Anonymous Reporterspdf67 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Revisions to Structured Decision Making Toolspdf75 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 6pdf147 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 5pdf168 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 4pdf176 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 3pdf97 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 2pdf151 KB
FSCWS-04-2005: Attachment 1pdf114 KB
FSCWS-04-2004: Use of Social Security Numberspdf81 KB
FSCWS-04-2003: 2003 Legislative Changes Impacting County DSS Policy and Practicepdf83 KB
FSCWS-04-2002: Family Risk Re-Assessment and Reunification Assessment Tool Sectionspdf128 KB
FSCWS-03-2007: Work First: Title IV-B, Title IV-E, And Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Citizenship/Identity Requirementspdf226 KB
FSCWS-03-2006: Change to DSS form #5228, NC Case Decision Summary/Initial Case Planpdf69 KB