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DCF's Division of Children's System of Care, CSOC, (formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services) serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. CSOC is committed to providing these services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment.


Children's System of Care Services Providers

Visit website for additional information for system of care providers.


14-Day Plans

Frequently Asked Questions and Scenarios Regarding 14 Day Plans/Court Involved Youth 


Intensive In-Community (IIC) and Behavioral Assistance (BA)

The Children’s System of Care (CSOC) is presently enrolling new agencies, medical/mental health practices, or individuals seeking to become enrolled by Medicaid as providers of Intensive In-Community (IIC) Mental Health Rehabilitative Services for children, youth and young adults.

Applicants seeking to become enrolled as Medicaid providers of IIC services must submit an original, completed provider application packet (copies will not be accepted) to the following address via U.S. mail.

Children’s System of Care
PO BOX 717
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0717
Attention: Community Service Line Manager for IIC/BA

Review of applications will be ongoing.
Click HERE to access all of the required components of the provider application packet.

NOTE!! BA/IIC agencies may no longer complete background checks independently using private companies. All background checks will be processed by the Employment Controls and Compliance Unit (ECCU) within the Office of Program Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) at the Department of Human Services.

Any existing BA/IIC agency that has not previously complied with the private company background check requirement shall immediately submit a request for State Bureau of Identification fingerprint-based background checks to CSOC. BA/IIC agencies shall henceforth complete fingerprint-based background checks through ECCU for all new staff prior to staff providing services.  Current agency staff who have completed private company background checks prior to March 2,2023 are grandfathered for a period of two years (through February 28, 2025). All staff must complete a fingerprint-based background check utilizing the new procedure prior to March 1, 2025.

New agencies applying to become BA/IIC providers shall be required to submit a request for State Bureau of Identification fingerprint-based background checks to CSOC prior to enrollment with the DHS, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) utilizing the new procedure prior to staff providing services.

Effective immediately, all existing and prospective BA/IIC agencies shall provide CSOC with attestations of valid driver’s licenses for all employees whose job responsibilities may require them to transport Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare members. An attestation of a valid driver’s license must be completed for every new employee before they can provide transportation to Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare members and should be submitted to CSOC as part of the new provider application or Change of Staff request. In addition, agencies shall submit an attestation form to CSOC for current staff members every January.

The Driver's license form and instructions can be found at the link below:

Instructions for IIC/BA Annual Driver’s License Forms   
Driver's License Form  

Additional information and instructions related to the fingerprint-based background checks and driver’s license verifications and attestation requirements are available here

BA Training Certification - What You Need To Know and FAQs  

Behavioral Assistance Training Certification Process & Training Catalogue

Service Delivery Encounter Documentation Form(part 1) and (part 2)

CSOC requires the use of the CANS Strengths and Needs Assessment and BioPsychoSocial (BPS) Assessment template to ensure a standard and quality assessment process and report for youth and families involved with CSOC. For further information, please review The SNA Instructional Guide


Changes to Staff - Providers of Intensive In-Community (IIC) and Intensive In-Home (IIH) Services for Youth with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Providers are required to communicate staffing changes to CSOC as soon as possible. Requests to add or remove staff members must be approved by CSOC prior to staff members receiving referrals through CSOC.

Click HERE to access the Change of Staff form.

IIC Providers may submit the change of staff form electronically to CSOC at

IIH Providers may submit the change of staff form electronically to CSOC at

CSOC will review each form and communicate with providers regarding change of staff requests. 


Out-of-Home Treatment

OOH referral-request 
DCPP telephonic-review-fax-cover-sheet  
TJCR referral-checklist