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Resources

All your IV-E review-related resources located in one convenient place. Includes the complete Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review Guide, a variety of quick guides and tip sheets designed to assist you during an on-site review, travel expense vouchers, and the On-Site Review Instrument itself.

Resources

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  • Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews Schedule (PDF)

This is the official title IV-E foster care eligibility reviews schedule for FY2018.

  • Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review Guide (PDF)

This guide contains policy and procedural guidance on planning, conducting, and completing a title IV-E foster care eligibility review.

  • Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review Guide (Spanish-language version) (PDF)

Esta guía contiene las políticas y dirección  procesal en la planificación, realización y para completar un Title IV-E Foster Care Eligiblity Review.

  • Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility On-Site Review Instrument and Instructions (PDF)

This is the official review instrument and instructions, revised December 2012, used during a title IV-E foster care eligibility review.

  • Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility On-Site Review Instrument and Instructions (Spanish-Language version) (PDF)

Este es el instrumento oficial de revisión e instrucciones, revisada en Diciembre de 2012, se utiliza durante un Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review.  

  • Title IV-E On-Site Review Instrument Quick Guide (PDF)

This two-page resource provides an "at a glance" overview of the full Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility On-Site Review Instrument and Instructions. It includes general tips on how to complete the instrument and a section-by-section breakdown.

  • Quality Assurance (QA) Self-Check Tip Sheet (updated version coming soon)

This single-page resource is designed to assist reviewers in performing a quality assurance (QA) self-check on their completed On-Site Review Instrument. It provides general tips on performing a self-check as well as a section-by-section breakdown.

  • Best Interests and Reasonable Efforts Tip Sheet (PDF)

This quick reference guide is designed to help reviewers correctly determine the 180-day due date for a "best interests" judicial determination in voluntary placement agreement (VPA) removals and the 60-day due date for a "reasonable efforts to prevent removal" judicial determination in judicial removals.

  • Kinship List (PDF)

This one-page resource is a quick reference guide for determining whether a specified relative is within the fifth degree of kinship to a child.

  • Travel Guidelines and Information (PDF)

These guidelines provide information for travel reservations and emergencies, honoraria payments, and expense reimbursement.

  • Review of Safety Measures for Children in Congregate Care PowerPoint (PDF)

This PowerPoint used by the Children’s Bureau increases ones knowledge of the federal requirement on safety checks for caregiver staff of childcare institutions by discussing federal safety requirements and federal safety documentation for a IV-E Review. 

  • Children’s Bureau Email Regarding Criminal Background Check Information for Title IV-E Reviews (PDF)

This is an email from the Children’s Bureau providing information of FBI Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) for Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews.

  • Dissemination of FBI Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) for Noncriminal Justice Purposes (PDF)

This document explains the legal and policy requirements authorizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to exchange Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) with, and for the official use of, authorized officials of the Federal Government, the States, Indian tribes, cities, and penal and other institutions.