The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) governs foster care and adoption placements across the U.S. It is estimated that states explore ICPC placements for nearly 100,000 children each year, but persistent challenges remain in the implementation of the compact.

In 2013, the American Public Human Services Association and its affiliate, the AAICPC, received a cooperative agreement award from the Children’s Bureau to develop and pilot software to manage and transmit ICPC cases. This pilot, the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE), seeks to leverage state of the art technology to remove barriers to timely foster and adoptive placements by improving the administrative efficiency of the ICPC through an electronic case processing system that exchanges ICPC data and documents across jurisdictions.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the pilot and its preliminary outcomes. NEICE is already one of the most successful, innovative, and transformative projects piloted in child welfare in the U.S. in recent years. Preliminary data analysis suggest placement are being processed more quickly and efficiently through the electronic exchange of data through NEICE, which is improving outcomes for children while also producing significant cost-savings.

Presented by Marci Roth, American Public Human Services Association and Nicole Dobbins, Voice for Adoption. 2015. Created as part of the Advocates for Families First collaboration of NACAC, the National Foster Parent Association, and Generations United.

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