Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is a law that has been enacted by all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. This law establishes orderly procedures for the interstate placement of children and fixes responsibilities for those involved in placing the child.
Colorado decentralized its ICPC function to 64 local County Departments of Social/Human Services. The Colorado Department of Human Services has delegated the responsibility and functions associated with interstate placements requests to local County Department of Social Services. Each county has an ICPC liaison that processes and monitor interstate placements. ICPC includes referrals on parents, relatives, foster parents, adoptive parents, and residential treatment facilities. To contact the ICPC liaison from a county, see listing of Colorado County ICPC Liaisons under Quick Links.
Why is a compact needed?