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Child Protective Services (CPS) Program Manual

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The purpose of the CPS Program Manual is to provide a comprehensive resource that incorporates current law and regulation as well as relevant guidelines and procedures in the area of child protective services. This online manual is comprised of a detailed Table of Contents (TOC) and eleven chapters, all accessible as Microsoft Word™ files. From the listing below you can navigate directly to the beginning of any of the chapters or to the detailed TOC. The date next to each chapter/section/sub-section listing in the detailed TOC, or within the header on each page of the manual, identifies the last revision date. You also have the option of accessing the Child Protective Services and the Child Abuse Prevention internet sites from this CPS Program Manual main page.

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Table of Contents Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Purpose and Scope Chapter 1 - Purpose and Scope

Chapter 2 - Background Chapter 2 - Background

Chapter 3 - Legal Authority Chapter 3 - Legal Authority

Chapter 4 - Local District Child Protective Services Chapter 4 - Local District Child Protective Services

Chapter 5 - State Central Register Responsibilities Chapter 5 - State Central Register Responsibilities

Chapter 6 - State Regional Office Chapter 6 - State Regional Office

Chapter 7 - Reporters Chapter 7 - Reporters

Chapter 8 - Special Circumstances in Report Processing Chapter 8 - Special Circumstances in Report Processing

Chapter 9 - Notifications Chapter 9 - Notifications

Chapter 10 - Confidentiality, Sealing, Expungement, Amendment Chapter 10 - Confidentiality, Sealing, Expungement, Amendment

Chapter 11 - Appendices Chapter 11 - Appendices

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