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4.

The TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will establish the ICPC referral in TFACTS as an Intake and establish a Case in TFACTS.    

5.

TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will assign the ICPC referral to the Regional designee electronically by scan/e-mail.    

6.

The assigned TN DCS Regional staff will contact the parent resource within seven (7) working days of the TFACTS ICPC Intake date.  The contact and subsequent contacts for this assessment is documented in TFACTS.

7.

The assigned TN DCS Regional staff will initiate an ICPC Parental Expedited Assessment in accordance to this procedure that must be completed within twenty (20) working days.  No child/children may be placed until the study is completed and a recommendation issued by the TN DCS staff.  

8.

Form CS-0682, Expedited Placement Assessment Summary along with appropriate signatures and attachments is submitted by TN DCS staff to the TN ICPC State Office electronically directed to the appropriate TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate within twenty (20) working days.  

9.

The parent/stepparent resource home is entered in TFACTS.

10.

The Assessment must include at a minimum:  

a)

An Authorization for Release of Information, (form CS-0668) from the parent/guardian placement resource and all adult household members.

b)

Face-to-face interviews with the parent/guardian placement resource, individual and joint, using CS-0682 Expedited Assessment Summary as a guide.  The interviews will address the characteristics of the child to be placed, the reason for the request as specified in the referral, the permanency to be achieved as well as the financial/medical supports anticipated to be provided by the parent/guardian as specified in the referral.  In addition, the interview will address any re-unification services requested by the sending state and how the TN DCS will be assisting in arranging or providing those services as well as TN DCS’s role in supervision and provision of progress reports.  Responses to the interview(s) is recorded on CS-0682 Expedited Assessment Summary and separate sheet if necessary.

c)

Face-to-face interviews, individual and joint, with each household member, adults and children, using CS-0682 Expedited Assessment Summary as a guide.  These interviews will address the same topics with each household member, adults and children as described above.  The Expedited Placement Assessment preparer must identify children who live in the household with delinquent behavior/charges and complete the waiver process with the TN DCS Regional Administrator if a review of the circumstances determines that the parent/guardian could work productively and constructively with all children in the home.  Responses to the interview(s) is recorded on CS-0682 Expedited Assessment Summary and separate sheets if necessary.

d)

Secure understanding and signature on Form CS-0553 DCS Discipline Policy from the parent/guardian placement resource and any other adult caretaker in the household.

e)

Secure Criminal records checks on the parent/guardian placement resource and all adult household members including the following:

A Criminal history records check to include local criminal records check from local law enforcement records for all residences of the parent/guardian and adult household members within the immediate six (6) months preceding the ICPC request.  All criminal charges listed in the local criminal history check for which there is no final disposition

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 49

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