The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is statutory law in all 52 member jurisdictions and a binding contract between member jurisdictions. The ICPC establishes uniform legal and administrative procedures governing the interstate placement of children.
The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) was established in 1974 and consists of members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AAICPC has authority under ICPC to “promulgate rules and regulations to carry out more effectively the terms and provisions of this compact.” The AAICPC obtains its Secretariat Services, as an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
The Secretariat to AAICPC provides ongoing administrative, legal and technical assistance to individual states that administer the Compact. The Secretariat provides resources and information for the purpose of resolving problems of mutual concern, and formulating common policies, practices and goals. The AAICPC Secretariat does not generally handle questions about individual cases. Questions about individual cases should be referred to the public human service agency, or private child placing agency responsible for the case. However, requests for general ICPC information can be referred to ICPCinbox@aphsa.org.