Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Kentucky

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/

Citations:

  • Adoption: title XVII, chapter 199 (§§ 199.470 through 199.5955)
  • Child protection: title LI, chapter 620 (§§ 620.020 through 620.180, 620.500 through 620.550)
  • Child welfare: title LI, chapters 615, 620, 625
  • Guardianship: §§ 387.035; 387.032
  • Youth services: §§ 620.140; 625.025; 164.2847
  • Indian child welfare: § 403.804

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://legislature.ky.gov/Law/kar/Pages/default.aspx

Notes:

See title 922, chapter 1:

  • For Kinship Foster Care Program, see § 1:130
  • For youth aging out of foster care, see §§ 1:450 and 1:500

Website for Agency Policies:

https://manuals.sp.chfs.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

Other Resources

Kentucky Court of Justice Local Rules of Practice