State Policies & Examples

Resources on this page include example policies and procedures from state and county child welfare agencies across the country regarding services to immigrant children and families. These resources can be used by other states to develop or improve their services to this population.

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Arkansas

      • PROCEDURE XII-A1: DCFS Response to Children of Actual or Suspected Undocumented Immigrants - This procedure is located on page 291 of the Policy & Procedure Manual for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children & Family Services. This procedure discusses the supportive services available to undocumented immigrant families and also discusses cases when Special Immigrant Juvenile Status may be pursued for undocumented foster children.

 

California 

All County Letter Regarding Implementation of SB1064 – The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act
This All County Letter, issued by the California Department of Social Services, provides county child welfare and probation departments with information and instructions regarding SB 1064, which is also commonly referred to as “The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act.” The purpose of this new state law is to eliminate or reduce family reunification barriers for immigrant families by creating uniformity across state and county policies and practices. Broadly speaking, SB 1064 is designed to help ensure that undocumented immigrant parents and relatives are treated as equitably as possible in child custody and dependency cases in California.

Fact sheets on California SB 1064

Alameda County

Fresno County

Los Angeles County

Madera County

Monterey County – MOU with Consulate General of Mexico (2007)

Orange County

Placer County – Policy Regarding Mexican Consulate Communication (2010)

Riverside County

Sacramento County – MOU with Consulate General of Mexico (2005)

San Diego County

San Francisco County

Santa Clara County


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