The heads of the state courts encourage the states/courts subject to the CPIC to adopt laws allowing the judges of the sending and receiving states and courts to communicate with each other on the accommodation of children, and authorize the judges of the host State or the jurisdiction in which placement is sought to hear, at the request of the judges of the sending or jurisdictional states or courts, the status of the ICPC-Heimstud if they are delayed and if decisions relating to the children concerned are not taken in a timely manner. (CCJ/COSCA Resolution 13-A-3) In 2014, the APHSA implemented a pilot project to improve the effectiveness of the management of CICPC. The National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE) is an electronic records processing system that exchanges data and documents between states. Neice pilots were launched in August 2014 in Florida, Indiana, Nevada, South Carolina, Wisconsin and District of Columbia. The results achieved in the six pilot jurisdictions were very positive and reduced the processing time for intergovernmental placements. The authorization of competitive grants to help states implement the NEICE system was included in the Family First Prevention Services Act 2016 (H.R. 5456/p. 3065). 9. How long does it take for an ICPC placement decision to be received by the state where the child is placed? Many factors influence the time it takes for a host State to decide whether or not to allow a placement. It may take some time for potential foster families/adoptive families to meet all the requirements for admission to their country. In addition to interviews and home inspections, these requirements may include FBI fingerprints, childhood history checks in other countries where the family has lived, reference exams, and completion of relevant training.
For more information about requirements and timelines for a given state, see that state`s status page. Federal law requires states to study at home within 60 calendar days of receiving an internship application and to submit a written report to the sending state. The requirement applies to care, family and adoption studies. This law simply requires the submission of a report on home study; it is not necessary for a placement decision (authorisation or refusal) to be taken within 60 days. Depending on the circumstances (as described in the preceding paragraph), it may take longer for a host State to be able to take a final decision on whether or not to approve the placement. The ICPC is a contract between Member States and US territories that allows them to cooperate to ensure that children placed across national borders for care or adoption receive appropriate protection and assistance services. . .