Regulatory reviews of Title IV-E Foster Care Programs conducted by teams of Federal, State, and peer reviewers focus on determining whether children in foster care meet the Federal eligibility requirements for foster care maintenance payments. States use the reviews to create and act on Program Improvement Plans to improve their performance. The resources below provide information and guidance on the process of completing those reviews.
What Is a Title IV-E Eligibility Review: Top Five Ways Legal Professionals Can Help With Title IV-E Eligibility Reviews
ABA Center for Children and the Law (2005)
Gives an overview of the review process and offers suggestion on ways legal professionals can help.
Information Memorandum 07-09 Title IV-E Adoption Assistance State Self-Assessment Tool
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau (2007)
Provides States with a self-assessment tool to for voluntarily reviewing their title IV-E adoption assistance programs.
Memorandum of Understanding: Iowa Department of Human Services: Judicial Branch Cooperation
Iowa Department of Human Services & Iowa Judicial Department (2005)
Provides a framework for communication, collaboration, and planning for child welfare-related activities between the Human Services and Judicial Branch agencies. Specific agreements are included for work on the CFSR, Title IV-B Plan and Review, Title IV-E Plan and Review, and Court Improvement Assessment.