The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
is administered by DCFS. Nevada adopted ICPC in 1985, and
every state in the US, as well as the District of Columbia
and the US Virgin Islands, are members of this Compact.
They work in concert with one another when placing children
across state lines for the following types of placements.
The purpose and
policy of ICPC is to ensure that each child requiring
placement in another state will be placed in a suitable
environment and with persons or institutions having the
qualifications and facilities to provide for the care of the
child. To this end, a child’s safety, permanency and
well-being are assured through the process of home study,
licensing, if requested, and ongoing supervision of the
years of operation, a new compact is nearing completion.
This new compact is four years of hard work and
collaboration among all member states. DCFS is participating
in this process by providing feedback to the American Public
Human Services Association (APHSA), the agency charged with
this monumental task. The new Compact will ensure
accountability among the member states and better serve the
needs of children.
welfare services now fully integrated in Nevada’s two most
populated counties, the DCFS ICPC Office continues to
provide state and countywide oversight, technical support,
quality assurance and administration.
ICPC Referral Checklists
information on the Interstate Compact on the Placement of
Children, Please contact:
Shannon Foster at (775) 684-4418 or Trina Hofbauer at (775)
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Fax: (775) 684-4456