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Interstate Compact Contact

Office Hours

ICPC office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Please direct specific questions/telephone calls and emails to the appropriate administrator or alternate.

DCS ICPC Staff

Compact Administrator Deputy Compact Administrator Administrative Services

Jennifer Nichols

DCS Commissioner

Roshon Heath
Deputy Compact Administrator

(615) 532-5593

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

Cheryl Woods
Administrative Services Assistance

(615) 253-3879

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

Case Management Assignments:

(Case Assignments/Records are listed by state)

Parent/Relative/Kin/Foster/Adoptive or Court Jurisdiction

AL, AK, AZ, DC, MN, MS, NE, OH OR, SC, WY CO, GA, MA, MT, NC, TX, VA, WV HI, ID, KS, MD, NV, NH, NJ, NM, RI, UT, VT, WA
All Private/Independent Adoptions

Trenekka Chaney
ICPC Program Specialist
(615) 532-5595

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

Catechia R. Friend
ICPC Program Specialist
(615) 532-6139

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

Billie Brantley
ICPC Program Specialist
(615) 253-1176

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

AR, CA, CT, IN, LA, ME, MO, OK, PA, ND, SD, WI, VI DE, FL, IL, IA, MI, NY All Residential Requests

Tanassa Pillow
ICPC Program Specialist
(615) 253-1770

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

Peggy Carter
ICPC Program Specialist
(615) 532-5619

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

Tamera Stamps
ICPC Program Specialist
(615) 532-5617

TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

General Inquiries

General inquiries regarding the requirements for placements into Tennessee and out of Tennessee for children who come under the purview of the ICPC may be directed to the Deputy Compact Administrator or Program Specialist, using TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov  (subject line reference to be formatted as noted below) or by mail or telephone. 

Specific Inquiries

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children referrals and other case management documents including case-specific inquiries from and to the state of TN will be directed to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services ICPC State Office to the attention of the assigned ICPC Program Specialist utilizing the TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov (subject line reference to be formatted as indicated below).  Responses to case-specific inquiries are confidential.  The release and access to case-specific information are subject to compliance to applicable federal and state laws and DCS Policy.  The release of TN DCS ICPC office responses to case-specific activities or inquiries will be limited to identified or assigned agents in TN and /or identified ICPC Compact Administrators/Deputy Compact Administrators or Alternates in another party State.  Refer to DCS Policy 9.5 and 20.25.

Modes of Transmission 

E-mail: 
TNICPC.Ei-DCS@tn.gov

Parties using the electronic mailing address are not required to follow up with paper copy unless specifically requested by TN DCS ICPC State Office.  The Subject Line must include the name of the designated assigned ICPC Alternate noted above and as a courtesy, identification of the information in the email such as “new referral", or "progress report", or "100B", or "closure", or "question”.  Never include the name of a child in the Subject Line.

An exception to the use of electronic mailing address:  Two copies of all public agency, private agency, independent or private ICPC adoption referrals, one original with signed documents plus a duplicate copy, must be submitted by Mail/Overnight /Express Mail to the TN DCS ICPC State Office.  Electronic scan/e-mail will be acceptable for additional documents which may be required to be submitted subsequent to the original referral.

Mailing Address:
Includes Overnight and Express Mail

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
ICPC Unit

9th Floor, UBS Tower
315 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1290     

Fax Number:
(615) 532-6495