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DMCPS Policies

The Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services' (DMCPS) policies and memos detail child welfare service delivery in Milwaukee provided by the DMCPS and contracted agencies. Policies are displayed below by the release date. Type a keyword into the search bar (below) to find a specific policy or related resource. Informational resources, such as guides, job aids, checklists and forms can be found in the Resources column below. Please note DMCPS administrative policies and some DMCPS resources and procedures are only accessible to DCF employees.

If you can't find what you're looking for below, visit these DCF webpages:

Date Policy Code Policy or Memo Resources
8/27/2018 IA 40.01 After-Hours Policy  After-Hours On-Call Verification Form
8/27/2018 IA 40.00 After-Hours Sign-up and Emergency Force Policy  
6/25/2018 2018-05-memo Temporary Suspension of Placements Memo  
5/7/2018 2018-03-memo Documenting Supplemental Medical Information in Access Reports Memo  
4/30/2018 IA 14.00 OCM 15.00 Obtaining and Executing a Pick-Up Order

Pick-Up Order Request Job Aid

Request for Temporary Physical Custody or Pick-Up Order

4/10/2018 IA 3.00 OCM 13.00 School Changes for Children in Out-of-Home Care DMCPS Best Interest Determination Checklist
4/5/2018 OCM 10.02 Access to Adult Disability Services for Youth Leaving Foster Care

Adult LTC Referral Form Part I and II

Examining Psychologist's Report (GN 3130)

2/14/2018 IA 18.00 OCM 11.00 Voluntary Kinship Care policy DCF Kinship Care worker information webpage
5/7/2018 2018-04-memo Voluntary Transition to Independent Living Agreement (VTILA) Memo VTILA Form (DCF-F-5030-E)
6/21/2017 FCA 14.00, IA 10.00, OCM 16.00 Independent Investigation Assessments 2015-05-memo: Reopening an Approved Initial Assessment
6/12/2017 IA 33.00 OCM 44.00 Birth to 3 Program Referrals Policy

DMCPS Forms webpage:

Birth to 3 Referral Form;

Birth to 3 Consent Form;

Birth to 3 Parent and Child Rights Brochure

DMCPS training on Birth to 3

Milwaukee County Birth to 3 website page

6/6/2017 2017-04-memo Out-of-Home Care Providers Part A Form Process Memo

DSP memo 2016-07

OHC Providers Part A Form

DMCPS TPC Checklist

5/18/2017 ADM 1.00 OCM 50.00 Out-of-home Care Overpayments, Collections, and Reconciliation Policy DCF-F-2890-E Form: DMCPS Overpayment (contact the DCF fiscal processing coordinator to obtain this Microsoft Excel form) 

 

 
5/1/2017 IA 34.00 IIHS 12.00 OCM 53.00 Missing Children Policy eWiSACWIS user guide: Missing Child Reporting and Assessment and Imaging person 
5/1/2017 IA 60.00 OCM 60.00 Photo Documentation Policy

eWiSACWIS user guide: Imaging person (explaining how to upload a child's photo) and Missing Child Reporting and Assessment

4/10/2017 2017-03-memo Request for Higher Level of Care (HLOC)Memo

DMCPS HLOC Request Form dcf-f-5184-e

OSS RCC Staffing Form

Wraparound Referral Form

4/10/2017 2017-02-memo CAC Hours

DMCPS Policy IA 9, IIHS 2, OCM 4: Medical Evaluations for Children Policy

DMCPS Memo: Process for Scheduling Medical Evaluations

4/10/2017 IA 9.00, IIHS 2.00, OCM 4.00 Medical Evaluations for Children Policy
and Process for Scheduling Medical Evaluations Memo
DMCPS memo 2017-02: CAC Hours

12/15/2017

IA 46.00 IIHS 14.00 Informal Disposition Agreement (IDA) Policy
8/26/2016 ADM 4.00 DMCPS Appeal Process for Substantiated Maltreatment Policy

DCF Memo series 2014-07 and 2017-13

7/15/2016 FCA 21.00 IIHS 6.00 OCM 48.00 Respite Care Policy and Memo Respite Care Placement eWiSACWIS instructions; DSP Memo Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard
7/15/2016 IA 5.00 OCM 5.00 Sexual Offender Registry Process Policy and Memo SOR Contact Information Job Aid
6/1/2016

IA 30.00 OCM 27.00

Guardianship Policy 
and Memo
DMCPS Guardianship Access Screening Job Aid
5/20/2016 IA 49.00 OCM 46.00 IIHS 10.00 Consultations with DMCPS Health  Unit Policy 
and Memo
OA and IA Supervisor Assignments for Health Alerts and EDS Reports
4/10/2018 IA 61.00 OCM 61.00 Education Passport Policy and Education Liaison Role Memo

School District Points of Contacts for Education Passports (scroll down when you arrive at the above webpage)

Education Passport Flow Chart

DMCPS Education Passport Form Job Aid

DCF Education Passport Form Sample

Education Passport Quick Reference Guide for eWiSACWIS;

eWiSACWIS Education Passport Training (2015)

Caseworker Desk Guide

5/9/2016 ADM 3.00 Fleet Vehicle Policy  
4/11/2016 ADM 7.00 DMCPS Visitor Policy  
7/28/2015   Substantiation Decisions with Minors Memo n/a
7/14/2015 2015-05-memo Reopening an Approved Initial Assessment Memo  
6/25/2015 IA 32.00  OCM 1.00 Case Transition Policy and Memo Case Transition FCTM Agenda Supplement A
4/24/2015 IA 7.01 OCM 3.00 Protective Planning Policy 
and Memo
DSP memo 2016-01 Protective Planning Documentation
4/20/2015 2015-04-memo Licensing of Foster Homes and Placement of Children Located in Neighboring Counties Memo n/a
4/10/2015 2015-03-memo Foster Care Health Screens for Children Placed Outside of the Six Pilot Counties Memo n/a
4/3/2015 2015-02-memo Extension of Out-of-Home Care : Requesting a Court Hearing Memo  Job Aid for Extension of OHC Form
3/16/2015   Intensive In-Home Services Friday Staffing Memo IIHS Staffing Attachment
8/1/2014 IA 1.01 Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Notification Policy and Memo n/a
5/13/2014 2014-03-memo Documentation of MDT Meetings Memo Joint Protocol: Milwaukee County Child Abuse Review Team (CART) Multidisciplinary Team;
4/24/2014 2014-02-memo Parents Abduction of a Child in DMCPS Custody Memo  
3/12/2014 2014-01-memo Care4Kids Enrollment Update Memo

Care4Kids Enrollment Process;

Email Template for Primary Worker;

Policy IA 23 OCM 7.02 Medical Coverage for Children in OHC

2/12/2014 IA 50.00 IIHS 13.00 OCM 51.00 Non-custodial parent policy  
11/27/2013 ADM 5.00 Emergency Services Funding Policy  
7/2/2013 IA 51.00, IIHS 13.00, OCM 52.00 Placement Referral Unit Policy and Memo n/a
8/21/2013 IA 39.00, IIHS 16.00, OCM 33.00 Organizing and Closing Case Files Policy Case Files Job Aid
4/15/2013 IA 53.00, IIHS 15.00, OCM 55.00 Pre-Disposition Notice of Change of Placement Policy and Memo Letter Template: Notice of Pre-Dispositional Change of Placement
2/21/2013 IA 8.00 Process for Locating Families  
2/7/2013 OCM 54.00 Permanency Support  
1/23/2013 ADM 2.00 Call-Back Policy and Tracking Procedure Call-Back Tracking Log
2/19/2018 IA 34.01 OCM 52.01 Children of Parents in Group Home Care DMCPS Missing Children Policy
3/27/2012 OCM 34.00 Frequency and Documentation of Contact with Children, Families, and Caregivers Policy and Memo  
3/21/2012 OCM 8.01 Approval of Foster Care Maintenance Rates in Excess of $2,000 n/a
1/12/2012 IA 25.01, OCM 17.00 Ongoing Case Management Registered Nurse Response to Suspected Child Maltreatment and Memo  
8/9/2011 IA 20.00 OCM 6.00
 
Disclosure of Information to Foster Parents and Orange Packet Placements Policy n/a
4/11/2011 IA 45.00 OCM 42.00 Coordinating Communication of a Child's Death and/or Egregious Injury  
6/21/2017 IA 23 OCM 7.02 Medical Coverage for Children Entering Out-of-Home Care

Letter to Medical Providers: Foster Child Information for Medical Coverage

eWiSACWIS person management user guide

2/17/2011 IA 25.01 OCM 4.02 Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)Assessment for Children Who Enter and Continue in Out-of-Home Care Policy n/a
8/5/2010 FCA 9.00, OCM 43.00 Permanency Consultation DCF webpage: Permanency Resources
6/16/2010 FCA 10.10 OCM 10.10 Relative Caregiver Licensing Decision Policy and Memo n/a
9/8/2009 FCA 10.00 IA 16.00 OCM 10.00 Pre-placement Screening and Placement Plan for Potential Unlicensed Relatives n/a
1/1/2008 IA 12.00 Taking a Child into Custody Policy TPC Checklist; TPC Guidelines
8/1/2007 FCA 15.00 IA 16.01 OCM 41.00 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

Wisconsin Inter-County Agreement

ICPC worker information

3/27/2018 IA 27.00 OCM 21.00 Obtaining Temporary and Permanent Guardianship

Forms: Petition for Temporary Guardianship; DMCPS Consent Request Form; DMCPS Permanent Guardianship Request Form; UCCJEA Form for Permanent Guardianship

Temporary Guardianship Request Worksheet Job Aid

8/1/2007 IA 15.00 OCM 9.00 Early Identification of Relatives n/a
5/26/2011 OCM 38.00 Travel by Foster Children with Foster Parents  
4/20/2006 OCM 25.00 Requesting an Extension to a Dispositional CHIPS Court Order  
8/1/2007 IA 25.00, OCM 4.01 Medical Screening for Children Entering Placement Policy n/a
8/1/2007 OCM 37.00 Accessing Money from Trust Funds of Children in OHC Placements  
8/1/2007 IA 41.00 OCM 35.00 Access to Client Records by Clients and Professionals  
4/20/2006 OCM 28.00 Filing a Non-emergency CHIPS Petition  
4/20/2006 OCM 24.00 Requesting a Revision of a Dispositional Order  
3/1/2006 OCM 18.00 Processing CHIPS Dispositional Orders and Court Extension Orders  
12/4/2005 FCA 16.00 OCM 45.00 Mobile Urgent Treatment Team (MUTT) for Foster Families  
5/11/2006 OCM 36.00 Application for SSI and SSA Benefits  
2/20/2018 2018-02-memo Documenting Placement Decision-Making