DCYF Policy Manual

Policies for NH Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)

The NH Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is pleased to share the policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that guide the Division’s work. DCYF policies and SOPs provide direction and guidance to DCYF staff on their work with children, youth, families, and other system partners. DCYF policies and SOPs are regularly updated based on changes to State or federal law, legislation, and best practices. As such, new and revised DCYF policies will be updated to this page on an ongoing basis.

 

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Note: Policies are listed below by a 4-digit number. SOPs are listed as sub-items to the policy they are implementing, with the same 4-digit number as the related policy. An SOP will have a dot and additional number for reference in the DCYF cataloguing system.

 

Table of Contents

Ch 1 - Introduction - 1001-1049
Ch 2 - Staff Responsibilities -1050-1149
Ch 3 - Child Protective Field Services 1150-1324
Ch 4 - Juvenile Justice Field Services - 1325-1499
Ch 5 - Case Management Standards for CP and JJ Field Services - 1500-1599
Ch 6 - Out-of-Home Placements - 1600-1699
Ch 7 - Foster Care Providers - 1700-1774
Ch 8 - Adoption & Post-Adoption Supports - 1775-1849
Ch 9 - Services for Children, Youth and Families - 1850-1949
Ch 10 - Adolescent Services - 1950-2024
Ch 11 - Sununu Youth Services Center - 2025-2499
Ch 12 - Prevention and Community Education - 2500-2599
Ch 13 - Provider Management - 2600-2649
Ch 14 - Fiscal Management - 2650-2749
Ch 15 - General Administrative Operations - 2750-2799
Ch 16 - Quality Assurance - 2800-2899
Ch 17 - Workforce Development - 2900-2999

Glossary

 

Ch 1 - Introduction - 1001-1049

DCYF Mission

 Agency Roles

 Practice Philosophy

^ Top

Ch 2 - Staff Responsibilities -1050-1149

Standards and Expectations

Worker Safety

Collaborations

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Ch 3 - Child Protective Field Services 1150-1324

CPS Central Intake

CPS Family Assessments

CPS Family Services

Central Registry

Working with Families in Court

^ Top

Ch 4 - Juvenile Justice Field Services - 1325-1499

Youth Supervision

Field Equipment

Authority Limitations

Case Management

Investigations

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Ch 5 - Case Management Standards for CP and JJ Field Services - 1500-1599

Engaging Families

Case Management

Legal Processes

Case Transfers and Interstate Compact

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Ch 6 - Out-of-Home Placements - 1600-1699

Finding a Placement

Permanency

Transitions

Well-Being

Educational Stability

Financial Supports

Supporting Adolescents

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Ch 7 - Foster Care Providers - 1700-1774

Recruitment 

Licensing

Foster Parent Training

^ Top

Ch 8 - Adoption & Post-Adoption Supports - 1775-1849

Recruitment

Adoptions

Post-Adoption Practice

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Ch 9 - Services for Children, Youth and Families - 1850-1949

Provider Status 

Direct and Purchased Services

Community-Based Services

Title XX

Title IV-B

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Ch 10 - Adolescent Services - 1950-2024

Fostering Independence

Supporting Transitions

Aftercare Services

^ Top

Ch 11 - Sununu Youth Services Center - 2025-2499

Admission and Orientation    

Safety and Security

Resident Rights & Privileges

Clinical and Classification

Religious Programs

Academic Vocation and Work

Healthcare

Recreational Activities

Release

Documentation and  Records

Food Services

Sanitation and Hygiene

Physical Plants & the Environment

Fiscal Management    

Personnel    

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Ch 12 - Prevention and Community Education - 2500-2599

Engaging the Community

Ch 13 - Provider Management - 2600-2649

Certification

Monitoring

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Ch 14 - Fiscal Management - 2650-2749

Child, Youth, and Family Eligibility Determinations 

Payments

Rates

^ Top

Ch 15 - General Administrative Operations - 2750-2799

Jurisdictions

Information 

Policy/Rule Maintenance

^ Top

Ch 16 - Quality Assurance - 2800-2899

Records and Data

Practice Reviews

^ Top

Ch 17 - Workforce Development - 2900-2999

Staff Training

Volunteers and Interns

Mentoring

^ Top

DCYF Glossary