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

     DCFS Memo Series 2004 - 14
     June 23, 2004

   Re: CAPTA: REFERRALS TO
          VOLUNTARY SERVICES IN
           CPS CASES

 

To:

Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
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:

Kitty Kocol
Administrator

BACKGROUND

In June of 2003, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) was reauthorized by Congress. It contained several new requirements for child protective service (CPS) practice. One requirement is that there be "triage procedures for the appropriate referral of a child not at risk of imminent harm to a community organization or voluntary preventive service."

The attached policy is an addition to the Child Protective Service Investigation Standards and describes the requirements for making referrals to voluntary services when CPS agency services are not being or no longer being provided. The policy is effective June 25, 2004.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Mary Dibble
Child Protective Services Specialist
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: 608-267-2073
E-Mail: dibblms@dhfs.state.wi.us

Attachment:
Referral To Voluntary Services (PDF, 18 kb)

cc:

County CPS Supervisors

 


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