Division of Children & Family Services
Administrative & Policy Memos

This page displays current administrative and policy memos.   
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 6-2018 IV-E Subsidized Adoption and Applicable Child Requirements
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 3-2018 Drug Testing Protocol
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 2-2018 Initial Assessment  SDM Households Attachment  SDM Safety Assessment Attachment SDM Assessment of Placement Safety and Suitability Attachment Out of Home Assessment Attachment  SDM Risk Assessment Attachment SDM Prevention Assessment Attachment Registered Sex Offenders in the Home Attachment Active Efforts Attachment
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 1-2018 Crossover Youth Practice Model Attachment A Attachment B Attachment C
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 33-2017 Central Registry

pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 32-2017 Youth, Legal Parent(s), or Legal Guardian(s) Grievance Compliant Procedures

pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 31-2017 Life Sustaining Measures and Organ Donation
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 30-2017 Non-Custodial Parent Identification and Engagement
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 29-2017 Youth Missing From Care
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 28-2017 Mandatory Monthly Visits With Children, Parents & Out of Home Care Providers 
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 27-2017 Case Transfer
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 26-2017 Intake Screening Policy and Procedures Manual- Methamphetamine Impact Attachment
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 25-2017 Interview of a State Ward by Law Enforcement
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 23-2017 Collaborating with the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 22-2017 Mandatory Consultation Points
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 21-2017 Use of the Nebraska Caregiver Responsibility Tool
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 20-2017 Placement of children in relative and kinship (formerly known as child specific)approved homes in emergency and non-emergency situations; further defines kinship placement, and eliminates exception process for approved homes. 
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 19-2017 Transitioning Youth into Adult Behavioral Health Services
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 18-2017 Periodic review of appropriateness of payments under Title IV-E
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 17-2017 Professional Development Requirements
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 16-2017 Relative Notification for Placement and Preference to Place with Sibling when Non-custodial Parent is unavailable and Requirement to Provide Reasonable Efforts for Sibling Placement and/or Sibling Visitation
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 15-2017 Medical, Dental, and Vision Exams for State Wards 
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 14-2017 Critical Incident Reporting
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 13-2017 Health Care Coordination and Psychotropic Medication Guidelines
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 10-2017 Review of A Child's File by Adoptive Parent(s)d
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 9-2017 State Ward Pregnancy
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 8-2017 Document Imaging for Division of Children and Family Service and Foster Home Case Files Update, Clarification of Shredding of Documents
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 4-2017 Recruiting for Adoptive Placement, Use of the Adoption Exchange  Attachment A  Attachment B  Attachment C  Attachment D  Attachment E  Attachment F  Attachment G  Attachment H
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 3-2017 Respite
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 1-2017 Adult and Child Abuse and Neglect Reports on DHHS Employees, Family Members of an Employee or Others Having Access to N-Focus 
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 36-2016 Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 35-2016 Youth Placed in an out of state group home and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility levels of care who are receiving special education services
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 34-2016 Ongoing Case Management
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 33-2016 Background Checks for Placement of Children in Foster Care  Adam Walsh State Contacts
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 30-2016 Placement Concerns
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 29-2016 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 28-2016 Parenting Time Requirements
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 26-2016 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 20-2016 Adoption & Guardianship Subsidy Opening Checklists
pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Admin Memo 19-2016 Permanency and Case Planning 
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 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 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 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 30-2015 Transitional Living Planning   Rescinds #17-2013 7.E
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 25-2015 Documentation of Eligibility of the Child for Health Insurance
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 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 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 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 11-14 Foster Parent Insurance
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 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 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 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 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 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 19-11 Timeframe for Placement Changes on N-FOCUS & Receipt of Foster Parent Input in Court
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 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 12-10 Acceptance of Parental Relinquishment
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 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 5-07 Review of Court Orders - IVE Order Review Form for IM-FC Staff
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 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 1-04 OJS Direct Commitment Discharges
pdficon.gif (914 bytes)  Admin Memo 5-99 Change in Name of Service
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 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 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 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 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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