This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on August 11, 2009. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
The item below is revised to clarify how to enter person identification numbers into the Investigation stage in the IMPACT case management system.
If a person is entered into IMPACT incorrectly, the person could be assigned multiple person identification (PID) numbers. Assigning multiple PIDs can result in an incorrect history, which can be difficult and time-consuming to correct.
2281.18 Add, Relate, or Delete Persons in the Investigation Stage of IMPACT
State Office Notification of Court Orders That Conflict With CPS Policy or Practice
When a judge issues an order that appears to conflict with CPS policy or practice, staff must immediately notify the following individuals:
· CPS regional director
· Regional attorney
· CPS state office
The staff person must provide the notification on the same day he or she becomes aware of the order, whether it is pronounced orally from the bench or is in writing.
CPS staff were notified of this policy with the issuance of PSA 06-104 on 7/25/2006.
5130 Court Orders That Conflict With CPS Policy or Practice
The CPS handbook is being revised to address a recent court ruling and the emphasis on 4th Amendment rights and exigent circumstances. See:
6611.4 Initiate the Reunification Process
6611.5 When a Child Is Returned
6611.51 Providing Services after a Child Is Returned
6611.52 Maintaining Contact With Families When Children Are Returned Home
6721 Family Reunification