Chapter 2- Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake and Investigation

2.1 Receiving and Assigning the Report

Effective Date: 04/02/2022

2.2 Reports Not Accepted for Assessment/Investigation

Effective Date: 4/1/2024

2.3 Acceptance Criteria

Effective Date: 04/01/2024

2.4 Non-Investigatory Response

Effective Date: 7/24/2023

2.6 Completing the CPS Intake

Effective Date: 06/05/2023

2.7 Safe Infant Act-Intake

Effective Date: 2/16/2022

2.10 Initiating the Report

Effective Date: 10/01/2022

2.11 Investigation Protocol

Effective Date: 6/14/2023

2.11.1 Assessments Involving Methamphetamine Labs

Effective Date: 10/1/2022

2.11.2 – Assessments of Parenting Youth

Effective Date: 10/1/2022

2.11.3 Assessments Involving Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence

Effective Date: 10/1/2022

2.12 Completing the Assessment and Documentation Tool (ADT)

Effective Date: 06/05/2023

2.13 Structured Decision Making Safety and Risk Assessments

Effective Date: 06/05/2023


Effective Date: 6/29/2020

2.14.1 Child Fatality in an Open Case or Investigation with no Allegations of Abuse or Neglect

Effective Date: 6/29/2020

2.14.2 Notification and Funeral Preparation Regarding a Child Fatality

Effective Date: 1/15/2016

2.15 Specialized Investigations

Effective Date: 5/31/2021

2.15.1 Investigations of Foster or Adoptive Homes (DCBS or Private Child Placing (PCP) Agencies)

Effective Date: 4/1/2019

2.15.2 Investigations of Licensed Private Child Caring Facilities

Effective Date: 5/28/2021

2.15.3 Investigations of Licensed Child Care Centers

Effective Date: 1/22/2014

2.15.4 Investigations of Registered (Subsidized) Family Child Care Providers

Effective Date:

2.15.5 Investigations of School Personnel

Effective Date: 1/22/2014

2.15.6 Investigations of Supports for Community Living (SCL) and Community Mental Health/Intellectual Disability (CMHC)

Effective Date: 5/28/2021

2.15.7 Investigations of Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF), Crisis Stabilization Units or Psychiatric Hospitals

Effective Date: 1/22/2014

2.15.8 Investigations Involving DCBS Employees

Effective Date: 10/19/2022

2.15.9 Investigations of Human Trafficking

Effective Date: 10/19/2022

2.15.10 Investigation of Female Genital Mutilation

Effective Date: 10/2/2020

2.16 Safe Infant Act Assessments

Effective Date: 2/16/2022

2.22 Making a Finding, Notifications, and Court Involvement

Effective Date: 10/19/2022

2.23 Pediatric Forensic Medicine Consultations

Effective Date: 8/16/2021

2.24 Child Emotional Abuse Investigations and Emotional Injury Evaluations

Effective Date: 2/15/2018