This collaborative and interactive session provides Northern California Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) liaisons with the opportunity to connect with other liaisons and CDSS experts; discuss best practices and build confidence around the challenges faced with working through the ICPC process.

During our time together, we will:

  • Discuss relevant laws and any updated regulations governing application of ICPC in the dependency system.
  • Collaboratively explore experiences with ICPC, best practices, successes and challenges.
  • Develop a network of support with other liaisons and CDSS experts to  strengthen confidence around the nuances of ICPC

Additionally, there will be opportunities for brainstorming and idea sharing to inform future training and support needs.


About ICPC

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is the set of articles and regulations, adopted verbatim into each state’s statutes, designed to ensure that children who are placed across state lines for foster care or adoption and/or for placements with relatives and Non-Relative Extended Family Members (NREFMs) receive services and protection in the other state. These laws and regulations allow one state (sending state) to send a child to another state (receiving state) with information about the proposed placement, giving both states the opportunity to assess the safety and suitability of the proposed placement and ensure that it is in the child’s best interest before placement is made. For more information, please visit our ICPC Resource page:

Who should attend:

  • County ICPC Liaisons
  • County staff involved with ICPC
  • State Adoption ICPC Liaisons
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