Interstate Compact On the Placement of Children
Responsibilities of the Sending Agency

The local agency requesting placement retains legal and financial responsibility while the child remains in out-of-state placement. This means that the sending agency has both the authority and responsibility to decide all matters related to the custody, supervision, care, treatment, and disposition of the child, just as the sending agency would have if the child had remained in the home state.

The sending agency’s responsibilities for the child continue until it legally terminates the interstate placement. It may terminate the placement by returning the child to the home state, or the placement may be terminated if the child is legally adopted, becomes self-supporting, reaches majority, or for other reasons with the prior written consent of the receiving state.  The sending state must have written concurrence from the receiving state to drop jurisdiction and close the case.

The sending agency must notify the receiving state’s Compact Administrator of any change in the child’s status, again using the form ICPC-100B (DCF-F-CFS100B) (PDF). Changes of status may include such things as a termination of the interstate placement by reason of the child’s treatment completion at an out-state residential care center.

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Last Revised: October 22, 2009

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