NRCCPS Decision-Making Tools Library

The National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource initiative - the NRCCPS Decision-Making Tools Library. This new resource has been created as a response to requests for frequently up-dated and easily accessed child protection decision-making resources or tools currently in use in states and territories. The decision-making tools included in the Library have been voluntarily provided through the efforts of the State Liaison Officer (SLO) and/or their designee in those states and territories that have agreed to participate.

Although submissions from states or territories differ according to their child welfare system, the tools included in the Library are currently used in the participating state or territory for a variety of decision-making activities ranging from the initial hotline call through case closure. In addition to tools, the state or territory may have also provided child welfare protocols, policies and procedures. Not all states and territories are currently included in the Library. Some states and territories have elected to participate at a later time due to planned changes in their decision-making processes and other states and territories have elected not to participate at this time. We will continue to add to the Library as more states and territories contribute tools and resources. The Library will be updated frequently so that the tools posted in the Library are current resources from each listed state or territory.