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Educational Passport and School Enrollment Letter (CS-0657).


Case Plan or Services Plan:  (ICPC Regulation #3) Defined as a comprehensive individualized program of action for a child and his/her family establishing specific goals and objective and deadlines for meeting these goals and objectives.  TN DCS/ICPC case plan or services plan includes specifically a Permanency Plan.  


Central State Compact Office or Central Compact Office: (As described in ICPC Regulation #5 and Regulation #3)  The designated ICPC office in each State or designated county or regional office in a State who is charged with the responsibility to establish a procedures by which all Compact referrals from and to the state shall be made.  The Central State Compact Office or Central Compact Office shall serve as a resource for inquiries into requirements for placement into the state for children who come under the purview of this Compact.  The Compact Administrator and deputies appointed by the executive head of each state under Article VII shall be located in this central state Compact office. As specified in ICPC Regulation #3, In states in which ICPC placement referrals are sent directly to receiving state and received directly from sending state by more than one county or other regional area within the state, the ”central Compact office” is the designated office within each separate county or other region that sends and received ICPC placement referrals.  Currently limited to States of Colorado, California and Ohio.   


Certification:  (ICPC Regulations #3) To attest, declare or swear to before a judge or notary public.   


Child: A person, who by reason of minority, is legally subject to parental guardianship or similar control.


Child Welfare Caseworker:  (TN DCS Glossary)  A DCS employee responsible for providing case management services for children under the State’s supervision, in State custody, or at risk of State custody and their families. Also see Family Service Worker.  

(ICPC Regulation #3)  A person assigned to manage cases of dependency child who are in the custody or under the supervision of a public child welfare agency.


Concurrence:  (ICPC Article V [a]) Is a written notice of agreement or a recommendation to cease the involvement of the ICPC by achievement of permanency for the child or agreement to cease services.  Concurrence is issued by the appropriate authority in the receiving state where designated as appropriate.  (ICPC Regulation #3)


Conditions for Placement: ICPC Article III establishes conditions for placement which apply to any placement as defined in Article II (d) and regulations adopted by action of the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.  


Courtesy:  (ICPC Regulation #3) Consent or agreement between State ICPC offices to provide a service that is not required by ICPC.


Courtesy Check:  (ICPC Regulation #3) Process that does not involve the ICPC, used by a sending court to check the home of a parent from whom the child was not removed.  TN DCS policy 14.23 Orders of Reference applies regarding courtesy checks as defined.


Court Jurisdiction Only:  (ICPC Regulation #3) A sending state court which has an open abuse, neglect or dependency case that establishes the court’s express jurisdiction with the authority to supervise, remove and/or place the child.  The child has not been ordered into the custody or guardianship of a public or private agency; or custody of an individual.  


Custody:  (TN DCS Glossary) The control of actual physical care of the child and includes the right and responsibility to provided for the physical, mental and morale well-being of the child TCA 37-1-102 (b) (8).

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 72

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