DCFS INFO MEMO 2005 -
December 7, 2005
STATE OF WISCONSIN
As you are aware, Wisconsin's Program Enhancement Plan (PEP), which was developed in response to the federal Child and Family Services Review, includes action steps related to increasing the speed and effectiveness of placing children in permanent or adoptive homes when they are no longer safe with their parents. One of Wisconsin's action steps is the development of informational materials for members of permanency plan review panels.
Attached to this memo is A Guide For Permanency Plan Administrative Review Panel Members. This information is intended for anyone who is interested in becoming a review panel member or existing panel members who may have questions about their role and responsibilities. In the future, the material will be formatted into a booklet that will be available on the internet for downloading. In addition, the booklet will be printed and available for ordering in hard copy through the DHFS publication center.
Since agencies may have additional information for their reviewers, it may be appropriate to tailor the informational materials to address local practices.