DCFS INFO MEMO 2005 - 13            December 7, 2005

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To: Area Administrators/ Human Services Area Coordinators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities 
     Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Licensing Chiefs/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Burnie Bridge
Administrator
Re: A Guide For Permanency Plan Administrative Review Panel Members

 

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.

 

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Area Administrator
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Nicole Grice
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: 608-261-8304
E-Mail: gricena@dhfs.state.wi.us

 

Attachment:
A Guide for Permanency Plan Administrative Review Panel Members  
(PDF, 106 kb)

cc:  County Child Protective Services Supervisors
County Foster Care Coordinators
Tribal Child Welfare Contact Persons

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