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Child Welfare Funding and Plans for Service

Every state child welfare agency works in conjunction with federal oversight to implement a variety of services for the benefit of children and families. State child welfare services include prevention efforts, services to identify and protect abused and neglected children and a service array to treat families and children affected by abuse and neglect. Services are implemented according to formal state plans in compliance with federal requirements around federal funding sources. 

State plans may include both specific points of compliance with federal law or specific tasks to coordinate service delivery. Plans are based on current service data, analysis of state need and federal feedback. State plans meet requirements specific to program and service funding source.

Additionally, the division participates in regular federal reviews of child welfare services and produces regular reports on its services to children and families.

Federal IV-B State Plan

Kentucky's child and family five-year service plan complies with and is funded under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act, primarily devoted to child abuse prevention and child protective services.

The department's current five-year plan was approval in October 2014 and for the period 2015 - 2019. Each year the department submits an annual report on progress toward its plan goals to sustain or improve child welfare services, prevent child maltreatment, support families receiving state services and achieve permanency in a timely manner for children in foster care.

Title IV-E State Plan

Kentucky is pursuing a waiver demonstration project to improve Kentucky’s child welfare system and better serve its families and children.

As part of this project we have developed a Title IV-E waiver application and supporting logic model.

Title IV-E State Plan:  Kentucky's plan of compliance to meet federal requirements for IV-E eligibility. Title IV-E funds service children in foster care and adoption services.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Plan

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act State Plan

Kentucky's state plan forfunds awarded under the Child Abuse and Prevention Act is required by the act. Funding supports prevention activities or activities designed to improve the state's handling of child protective services cases.


Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act Fatality Reporting

Last Updated 3/15/2018