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DCF Policy Memos


This page contains memos issued by DCF for 2018 and 2017.  Click here for memos issued prior to 2017.

2018 DCF Memos

NEWCFOP 170-8, Plan of Safe Care for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Abuse (7/6/18)

NEWCFOP 170-1, Chapter 6, Requesting and Analyzing Background Records (6/29/18)

NEW 2018-2019 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines for TANF - Effective July 1, 2018 (6/26/18)

NEW Revisions to CFOP 170-4, Child Maltreatment Index Substance Abuse Exposure – Effective July 1, 2018 (6/25/18)

Go-Live for FSFN Enhancements – Unified Home Study Friday, June 15, 2018 (6/14/18)

Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Unified Home Study (6/8/18)

Mandatory Multidisciplinary Baker Act Staffing (6/6/18)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements – Unified Home Study (6/4/18)

Revisions to CFOP 170-4 (Child Maltreatment Index) regarding child restraint devices (6/1/18)

New FSFN Security Profile for Domestic Violence Advocates (6/1/18)

CFOP 170-1, Florida’s Child Welfare Practice Model Chapter 5, Completing a Unified Home Study Effective Date: June 15, 2018

Factors to Consider in the Determination of Placement of Children in Out of Home Care

CFSR PIP goal2, Strategy A, Key Activities 8.3.1 - 8.3.3. (Caregiver notice of hearings and right to be heard in court)

Child Support in Child Welfare Cases (4/20/18)

CFOP 170-7, Develop and Manage Safety Plans - Updates Ch 2, 4 and 12. Effective Date: 3/15/18 (3/5/18)

Unified Home Study Completion (3/1/18)

CFOP 170-1, Florida’s Child Welfare Practice Model Effective Date: 2/15/18 (2/7/18)

2018 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance Increase (1/19/18)

Assessment Process for the Placement of Children in Out-of-Home Care Memo (1/2/18)

2017 DCF Memos

CFOP 170-12 - Adoptions (12/22/17)

Update on Training Requirements for Specialized Human Trafficking Designation (12/1/17)

Go Live – FSFN Cloud Migration (11/30/17)

Revisions to CFOP 170-14, Response to Human Trafficking of Children (11/21/17)

Get-Ready FSFN Cloud Migration (11/21/17)

CFOP 170-11, Chapter 5: Residential Mental Health Treatment (11/15/17)

New Release of Child Welfare Dashboard (11/6/17)

Regional Title IV-E Training Plans (10/27/17)

CFOP 170-5, Child Protective Investigations (9/15/17)

Program Improvement Plan (Update and Guidance for Implementation (7/7/17)

"Go Live" for FSFN Enhancements to Medicaid Applications (6/30/17)

2017/18 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines Memo & TANF Form (6/29/17)

New Notification Procedure for Institutional Investigations Involving Certified Educators (6/13/17)

Children Obtaining Driver's Licenses - Senate Bill 60 (6/8/17)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements to Medicaid Applications (6/2/17)

Announcement - Child Welfare Public Facing Dashboards - now live (5/12/17)

Go-Live - FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Availability and Revised CFOP 170-11, Chapter 4 - Child Placement Agreements for Care Precautions and Behavior Management Plans (5/12/17)

Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Reporting (5/3/17)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Child Placement Agreement and Data Reporting (4/26/17)

CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers; Ch 2, Behavioral Health Care (4/18/17)

CFOP 170-1, Chapter 9, Newborns or Other New Children in Households with Active Investigation or Ongoing Services - Eff 4/19/17 (4/14/17)

Program Improvement Plan (3/30/17)

Rapid Safety Feedback Updates - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/29/17)

CFOP 170-4 Memo-FSFN Functionality Enhancements and Updates to Child Maltreatment Index(3/24/17)

CFOP 215-8 Memo-Institutional Oversight of Human Subject Research and Institutional Review Board Designation (3/24/17)

CFOP 170-7 Memo - Develop and Manage Safety Plans (3/24/17)

CFOP 170-7 Develop and Manage Safety Plans (3/24/17)

Go-live for FSFN Enhancements – Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/24/17)

Go-live for FSFN Enhancements – Strengthening Child Safety through Technology has been rescheduled to March 24, 2017 (3/16/17)

CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers, Chapter 2, Behavioral Health Care (3/1/17)

Get Set for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/1/17)

2017 Foster Parent Cost of Living Allowance Increase (2/24/17)

Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (2/20/17)

Efficiencies to Support Child Protective Investigations and Case Management Staff (2/8/17)

CFOP 170-3, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Chapter 12, Criminal Background Checks for Child Care Personnel (2/3/17)

CFOP 170-5, Child Protective Investigations Chapter 23, "Patently Unfounded" Reports (1/30/17)

CFOP 170-11, Placement - Chapter 4, Child Placement Agreements for Care Precautions or Behavior Management Plans (1/25/17)

Residential Group Home Staff Abuse Registry Background Checks Pilot (1/9/17)

Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 3 Exit Conference and Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Planning Session (1/6/17)