State Child Welfare Policies and Procedures


This chapter focuses on requirements related to intake, investigations and child protective services. Included in this chapter are policies on ASFA (reasonable efforts); CAPTA-IDEA; Differential Response; Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA); Nevada Initial Assessment (NIA); Nevada Safety Assessment; Risk Assessment; response to environmental exposure; Substantiation; Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) and Child Abuse and Neglect Screenings and NCID Requirements for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents.

    0501 - ASFA – Reasonable Efforts

    0502 - Developmental Assessments and Services Policy

    0503 - Differential Response (Under Review)

      0504 - Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

      0505 - Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA)

        0506 - Intake

        0507 - School Investigation

        0508 - Nevada Initial Assessment (NIA)

        0509 - Alternative Nevada Initial Assessment

        0510 - Nevada Safety Assessment

        0511 - Risk Assessment

        0512 – Safe Haven Response

        0513 - Investigation Findings and Closure

        0514 - Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)

        0515 - Child Abuse and Neglect (CANS) and NCID Requirements for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents

        0516 - Overturning Child Maltreatment Findings in UNITY

        0517 -Sealing Central Registry Records

        0518 - Safe Sleep of Infants for Rural Region DCFS

        0519 - CARA Plan of Care