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Policy Review

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Department of Children’s Services (DCS) revised/new policies and procedures will be placed on this web site for REVIEW for fourteen (14) days (or less depending on nature of revisions) for an additional review by staff and other entities prior to implementation. Revised policies will be “marked up” to review detailed revisions.

DELETED information will be displayed as a “strikethrough” and highlighted (e.g., strikethrough); NEW information will be represented in RED. New policies will not contain revision marks.

Directions for submitting comments/suggestions:
• Provide your name and a contact telephone number. Submit your comments/suggestions to this DCS emailbox:
• Identify the policy by number, title, and procedural sections you are submitting comments/suggestions about.

Disclaimer: If your name and contact information are not supplied, your comments and/or suggestions may not be subject to review and consideration.

*Listed below are policies currently on REVIEW.

1.16 Internal Affairs Investigations
14.6 Child Protective Investigation Team
16.3 Desired Characteristics of Resource Parents
16.4 Resource Home Approval
16.8 Responsibilities of Approved Resource Homes
16.20 Expedited Custodial Placements
32.5 Use and Disclosures for Research