Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) establishes procedures for ensuring the safety and stability of placements of children across state lines. The ICPC is the contract between two states when a child has been approved to be placed with a family or facility in another state.
ICPC referrals can be initiated by private parties, courts, attorneys, and private or public child welfare agencies. Under no circumstances can a child be placed in another state without the approval of the ICPC Office. A child welfare agency may send a child to visit a relative in another state for up to 30 days, and during the summer school vacation with court approval without an ICPC.
For additional information about the ICPC and state-by-state contact information, visit the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.
The following forms can be used for processing an ICPC case for adoptions, foster care, kinship, or residential treatment center placements:
Statutory Penalties Under Article IV
To review the Utah law, please see the ICPC Utah Code Annotated Section 62A-4a-701. Any offense not explicitly designated is considered an infraction (Utah Code Annotated Section 76-3-105). The person convicted of an infraction subject to fine, forfeiture, disqualification, or any combination–Class C misdemeanor – $500 fine (Utah Code Annotated Section 76-3-205 and Section 76-3-302).
If you have any questions or comments about the Utah ICPC, please contact Saleima (Sal) Pahulu, ICPC Program Manager and Compact Administrator, at 801-538-4093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Amy Tafoya, Deputy Compact Administrator, at 801-538-4321 or email email@example.com or Nikol Layton, Assistant Deputy Compact Administrator, at 801-538-4513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.