Division of Children & Family Services
Administrative & Policy Memos

This page displays current administrative and policy memos.   
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 15-2016 Professional Development Requirements
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 14-2016 Initial Assessment
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 13-2016 Mandatory Monthly Visits With Children
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 12-2016 Youth Who Cannot Be Located
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 11-2016 Health Care Coordination and Psychotropic Medication Guidelines
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 10-2016 Non-Custodial Parent Identification and Engagement 
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 9-2016 State Ward SSA/SSI Applications, Payee Changes, Change Reporting, Guardianship Trust Accounts, and GSO Account Changes
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 8-2016 Exception Process for Maximum Number of Persons Cared for in Licensed Foster Homes
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 7-2016 Transition Aged Youth, Care Coordination with Division of Behavioral Health
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 6-2016 Placement Holds in Foster Care
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 5-2016 The use of Photographs from Intake to Case Closure
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 4-2016 Requests to Release Information
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 3-2016 Sex Trafficking
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 2-2016 Clarification of Foster Care Reimbursement Rates and the Use of Nebraska Caregiver Responsibility Tool; Rescinds use of the Child and Adolescent Strengths and needs Assessment (CANS) in pilot areas (Update #4-2015)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 1-2016  Placement of Children in Relative or Kinship Homes of Persons Who Are Non-Citizens or Non-Qualified Aliens and Foster Care Reimbursement
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) State Ward DD Services Eligibility Procedure Guide  The DD Application for State Wards Contact Information Sheet Form CFS-64 is available on the Forms Webpage
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 35-2015 Central Registry Entries  Rescinds 24-2015
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 33-2015 Support of DCFS Foster Homes
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 32-2015 Child Fatality or Near Fatality
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 31-2015 Case Transfer     Rescinds #13-2013
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 30-2015 Transitional Living Planning   Rescinds #17-2013 7.E
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 28-2015 Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 27-2015 Indian Child Welfare Act   Forms:  Active Efforts, Court Notice, Non-Court Notice, Cultural Plan,  Rescinds:  PM #7-2005, AM #01-2009
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 26-2015 Sex Trafficking  Rescinds #21-2013
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 25-2015 Documentation of Eligibility of the Child for Health Insurance
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 23-2015 Central Registry - Minors  Rescinds #12-2015 and #16-2013 Page 41 12.D. 1-3
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 21-2015 Collaborating with the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)  Rescinds AM #22-2012
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 19-2015 Updated Family Strengths and Needs Assessment Due Dates   Rescinds #8-2015
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 18-2015 Medical, Dental, and Vision Exams for State Wards  Rescinds AM#06-05 and AM#9-2011
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 16-2015 Family Team Meeting  Rescinds #15-2013
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 15-2015 Credit Reports for Youth in Foster Care   Rescinds #17-2013 Page 44 7. F
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 14-2015  Interview of a State Ward by Law Enforcement
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 13-2015 Life Sustaining Measures
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 10-2015 Notification to Non-Custodial Parent and Relatives when Children are Removed; Information to the Court Regarding Notification   Rescinds 27-2012
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo  11-2015 Concurrent Planning for Children in Out-of-Home Care   Rescinds #12-2012

pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 9-2015  Completion of a Home Study for Licensed, Relative, Kinship, Adoptive, Parental and ICPC Foster Homes and Standardized Format   Attachments:  Home Study Form, Home Study Guidebook, HIPPA Release of Information, Confidentiality Letter     Adam Walsh State Contacts for Child Abuse Registries

pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 7-2015 Mandatory Consultation Points
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 6-2015 Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reporting of Child Deaths and Near Deaths
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 5-2015 Bridge to Independence Program
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 4-2015 Clarification of Foster Care Reimbursement Rates and the Use of the Nebraska Caregiver Responsibility Tool
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 3-2015 Adult and Child Abuse and Neglect Report on DHHS Employees, Family Members of an Employee or Others Having Access to N-FOCUS
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 1-2015 State Ward Pregnancy  Rescinds AM 4-99
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 11-14 Foster Parent Insurance
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 10-2014 Parent Grievance and Complaint Procedures
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 9-2014 Adoption Assistance Payments
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 7-2014 Collaboration in Facility Investigations of Child Abuse and Neglect
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 6-2014 Critical Incident Reporting (Rescinds 3-2014)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 5-2014 Document Imaging for DCFS and Foster Care Files
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 1-2014 Responses to Allegations of Client Methamphetamine Use
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 22-2013 Return to Foster Care from Disrupted Trial Home Visit
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 20-2013 State Ward Application for Developmental Disability Services
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 19-2013 AFDC Eligibility(Redetermination) for title IV-E Eligible Children
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 18-2013 Placement of Children in Relative and Kinship Homes (formerly known as child specific) in Emergency and Non-Emergency Situations (Re-places AM6-2012)   Adam Walsh State Contacts for Child Abuse Registries
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 17-2013 On-going Case Management (Rescinds AM 13-2011 On-going Assessment Sections, AM 20-2012)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 14-2013 Expungement (Rescinds AM 6-2013)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 11-2013 Adult Protective Services Working with Developmental Disabilities
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 10-2013 Review of Regulations
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 9-2013 Child Care Subsidy   Child Care Job Aid    Child Care Authorization Form
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 4-2013 OJS Siblings and Sibling Contact
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 1-2013 Supervision of Initial Assessment Process (Rescinds 1-08, 13-2011 Sections on Supervision)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 37-2012 School Placement & Educational Stability (Rescinds 5-2012, 7-20123-2010)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 35-2012 Sibling Placement & Visitation
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 33-12 Subsequent Intakes on Current Initial Assessments
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 21-2012 IV-E Eligibility
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 17-12 Transition Aged Youth Referral and Coordination Process
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 15-12 Re-enrollment of State Wards in NE Medicaid Physical Health Managed Care
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 14-12 Continuance of Adoption Subsidy after Death of the Adoptive Parent
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 13-12 Working Together Program Improvement Plan
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo CEO Directive for Cross-Divisional Investigations
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 10-12 Admin Memo 6-09 Contacting the Nebraska Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline is Rescinded & Replaced (Replaces 6-09)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 9-12 Admin Memo 1-11 Revised Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Screenings is Rescinded & Replaced (Replaces 1-11)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 8-12 Credit Check Requirements for Guardianship & Conservatorship   Adam Walsh State Contacts for Child Abuse Registries
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 4-12 Division of Children & Family Services Records Retention Schedule
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 21-11 Change in Vital Records "Adoption Medical History Form" for Parents
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 20-11 Review of Child's File by Adoptive Parents
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 19-11 Timeframe for Placement Changes on N-FOCUS & Receipt of Foster Parent Input in Court
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 18-11 Changes to Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Documents & Home Studies
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 16-11 Release of Photographs of State Wards
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 12-11 Attachment A - Sealing Juvenile Records (Replaces 6-10)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 8-11 Court Determinations, Reasonable Efforts, Preservation, Reunification, Termination of Rights
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 7-11 Parenting Time Guidelines
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 6-11 Permanency Pre-Hearing & Termination of Parental Rights Pre-Hearing Conferences
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 5-11 Fostering Connections Act 2008 - Kinship Guardianship Assistance
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 4-11 Child Support Enforcement Program; Intergovernmental Child Support; Final Rule
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 3-11 Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 2-11 Determination of Maintenance Payment for Subsidized Adoption & Subsidized Guardianship
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 16-10 IV-E Foster Care Eligibility for 18 Year Olds
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 14-10 Fostering Connections Act 2008 - Federal Adoption Assistance
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 12-10 Acceptance of Parental Relinquishment
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 11-10 CFS Child Abuse & Neglect Intakes, Cross Jurisdiction Situations
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 10-10 Foster Youth Court Questionnaire
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 9-10 Mandatory Collateral Calls at Intake
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 5-10 Eligibility for State Subsidized Adoption for Children Receiving State Subsidized Guardianship
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 2-10 New N-FOCUS Service Type
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 13-09 Fostering Connections Act 2008 - Notice of Adoption Tax Credit
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 9-09 Implementation of Legislative Bill 403
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 5-09 YLS/CMI Tool
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 2-09 Calculating Mileage for the Transportation of State Wards
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 12-08 Documenting & Responding to Organization Complaints
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 11-08 Safe Haven Law
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 10-08 Administrative Services Organization for CFS
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 9-08 Implementation of Safety & In-Home Services Contract
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 7-08 Certificate of Attendance
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 4-08 Changes in Adoption Law Regarding Fathers' Rights
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 2-08 Collaboration with the Adoption Partnership & Locating Adoptive Families
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 5-07 Review of Court Orders - IVE Order Review Form for IM-FC Staff
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 3-07 Tracking of Court Involved & Non-Court Involved Cases
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 2-07 Free/Reduced School Lunches for State Wards
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 1-07 SSN in Verifying Foster Parents' Attendance at Trainings
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 4-06  Juvenile Drug Court Programs
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 1-06  Foster Care Placement Agreement
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 10-05  Reports of Child Abuse or Neglect Parent Handbook
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 9-05 Advocacy for Meeting the Educational Needs of State Wards
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 8-05 Documentation of Assessment, Licensing Complaints & Other Contacts on N-FOCUS
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 7-05 Changes to Protection & Safety Performance Evaluation
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 5-05 Independent Living Services Guidebook
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 4-05 Foster Parent Right to Notice & Participation in Hearings
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 3-05 Use of Child & Provider Characteristics on N-FOCUS
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 2-05 Staff Training on Administrative & Program Memos
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 1-05 Transportation Payment Increase to Foster Parents
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 4-04 Performance Evaluation Procedures for New Protection & Safety Workers/Trainees
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 4-04 1-800-7PARENT Information Line
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 3-04 Home Study Agreement with Iowa
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 1-04 OJS Direct Commitment Discharges
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 1-03 Standard Case File Format
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 5-99 Change in Name of Service
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 3-99 Notification Letters to Subjects of Reports
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 3-98 Holding Therapy
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 2-97 Retroactive Approval of Adoption Subsidy
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 1-09 Eligibility for Children With Parents Whose Rights are Terminated, Stepparents, or Guardians
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 4-07 Background Checks for Foster Care/Adoptive Care Licensing & Approval  Adam Walsh State Contacts for Child Abuse Registries
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 3-07 Time Frames for Home Studies Under the ICPC
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 2-07 Dual Citizenship of Foreign National Minors (Title 390)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 1-07 Medicaid Eligibility for Wards (Title 390 & 479)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 3-06 Use of Genograms & Eco-maps (Title 390)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 1-06 Mexican Consulate Program Memo (Title 390)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 14-05 Detention Services for Juvenile Offenders (Title 390)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 12-05 National Criminal History Background Checks for Contracted Providers   Adam Walsh State Contacts for Child Abuse Registries
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 9-05 Use of Guardianship as a Permanency Objective (Replaces 6-04)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 6-05 Procedures for Reports of Medical Neglect of a Handicapped Infant (CAPTA)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 6-05 Permanency Hearings & Termination of Parental Rights
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 5-05 Visitation Between Parents, Children & Siblings
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 4-05 Interjurisdictional Placement for Adoption
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 7-04 Visitation Policy for YRTC & HJCDP Youth (Title 390)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 5-04 Early Intervention Service Referrals - Early Development Network Referral Form (Title 390)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 1-01 Foster Parent Insurance
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 1-00 Adoption Home Studies for Private Adoptions
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 1-99 Adoption & Safe Families Act (LB1041)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 3-98 Guardianship as a Permanency Alternative
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 2-98 Adoption & Safe Families Act (LB1041)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Policy Memo 1-98 Child Care Subsidy for Foster Children


Division of Children & Family Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044

Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline

ACCESSNebraska: 1-800-383-4278
Child Support: 1-877-631-9973
Child Care Licensing: 1-800-600-1289
Child and Adult Abuse/Neglect: 402-471-9272
Foster Care & Adoption Policy: 402-471-9272
Foster Care Licensing: 1-800-257-0176


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