Child Protective Services Handbook & Policies

The Child Protective Services Handbook contains the policies and procedures that govern CPS practices from reports of abuse to family group decision making to adoption and transitioning youth. The handbook is indexed by topic and stage of the case and is searchable.  With each policy, there is a link to the administrative code and state and federal statutes from which it derives.

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View Child Protective Services Handbook