Interstate Compacts Overview
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Office of Foster Care and Adoption Services, administers four distinct interstate compacts, which are used to facilitate the placement and movement of children across state lines, either into Connecticut or from Connecticut to another state. The four compacts are described below:
- The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC): This compact applies to the placement of children into foster care, relative care, adoption, and residential placements into all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories. Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)-17a-175-182.
- The Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ): This Compact applies to the placement or movement of youth who are on probation or on parole in their home state, and to non-delinquent run-aways. All 50 states are members. CGS 46b-151-151g.
- The Interstate Compact on Mental Health (ICMH): This compact applies to children who are transferred from a public psychiatric facility in one state to the same kind of facility in another state. Not all states are members of this compact. CGS 17a-615-618.
- The Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (IACAMA): This compact applies to children receiving adoption assistance who move with their adoptive families, and ensures that they can receive medical benefits in their new state of residence, provided that this state is a member of this compact. (Forty-four states belong to this compact). CGS 17a-116d-116e.
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