May 29, 2014 Practice Points

The Impact of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Law

By Cathy Krebs

Foster Kids in Limbo:  The Effects of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children on the Permanency of Children in Foster Care is an eye -opening report on the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), a uniform law adopted by every state to coordinate the placement of foster children in other states. Every year 40,000 requests for home studies are made through the ICPC. This report compiles data on the ICPC and analyzes whether the ICPC is working as it should to protect and assist children.

Keywords: litigation, children's rights, Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, foster children, placement, report, state law

Cathy Krebs is the committee director of the ABA Section of Litigation's Children's Rights Committee in Washington, D.C.


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