Utilizing Title IV-E Funds to Support High Quality Legal Representation for Children & Youth Who are in Foster Care



Issued: January 14, 2021 from Children’s Bureau

Memorandum from the Administration for Children and Families.

The purpose of this information memorandum (IM) is to urge all state and tribal title IV-E agencies, courts, administrative offices of the courts, and Court Improvement Programs to work together to ensure that parents, children and youth, and child welfare agencies, receive high quality legal representation at all stages of child welfare proceedings, and to maximize allowable title IV-E administrative reimbursement for children who are candidates for title IV-E foster care or in title IV-E foster care and their parent(s) in foster care legal proceedings.

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