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Laws & Policies

Child Welfare Policy Manual

The Child Welfare Policy Manual conveys mandatory policies that have their basis in Federal law and/or program regulations. It also provides interpretations of Federal statutes and program regulations initiated by inquiries from State Child Welfare agencies or ACF Regional Offices.

Policy/Program Issuances

The Children's Bureau issues guidance to States on the administration of State grant programs in the following formats:

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Federal, State, and Tribal Laws

Federal Laws


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Last Updated: April 28, 2009