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Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective Date: 04.08.2021

Volume:

X

Forms

Chapter:

A

Forms

Revised Date: 05.03.2021

Subchapter:

1

Forms

Issuance:

NJ-NY Placement MOA

AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG THE STATE OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THE CITY OF NEW YORK ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN'S SERVICES, AND THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOR TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PLACEMENTS

 

Purpose:

 

On November 9, 2020, The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced a joint venture with New York City and New York State to better facilitate interstate placements of children and youth in cases involving parental abuse, neglect, or incapacitation.  New Jersey and New York have long emphasized the importance of kinship connections for children in care and this agreement furthers that goal. 

 

The agreement is applicable to the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union, as well as the New York counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond. It allows each state to initiate a Temporary Emergency Placement Referral and within 7-days to complete temporary home assessments, local background checks and family team planning for the child in care. The receiving state will coordinate supervision and services, while the sending state will be responsible for medical and financial support or subsidies. A full Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) request will be processed once the emergency placement is complete.

 

As a result of the agreement, three new forms have been created.  They include the Temporary Emergency Placement Referral Form, the Assessment Form, and a 30-Day Supervision Report. 

 

Forms and Attachments:

 

·         Temporary Emergency Home Assessment Form

·         Temporary Emergency Placement Referral Form

·         Supervision Report - 30 Day

Policy History:

 

·         Revised – 5.2021

·         New Policy – 4.2021