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Department of Children’s Services (DCS) revised/new policies and procedures will be placed on this web site for PREVIEW 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.

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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 PREVIEW.

15.1 Adoption Related Disclosure
16.4 Resource Home Approval
16.8 Responsibilities of Approved Resource Homes
16.12 Release of Dependent-Neglected and Unruly Children from State Custody
16.20 Expedited Custodial Placements
16.29 Resource home Board Rates
16.32 Foster Care Review and Quarterly Progress Reports
Protocol for Re-Activation or Re-Classification of Resource Homes