Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) facilitates the placement, across state lines, of children and youth who meet certain criteria.  As a member of the compact, Vermont follows ICPC regulations and procedures.

When The Compact Applies

The compact applies when a child or youth:

  • Is under the jurisdiction of a juvenile court by way of a child protection proceeding
  • Has a juvenile court delinquency proceeding with custody going to someone other than the child’s legal parent
  • Is being placed for the purpose of adoption
  • Is being placed by the parents for residential mental health and behavioral treatment

If you are a Vermont resident who is considering placing your child in another state for the purpose of residential treatment or adoption or you are a resident of another state considering placing a child in Vermont for those purposes, please contact the ICPC Deputy Compact Administrator.


ICPC Website

Vermont Law

Link to Statute

Forms for the Public

Form 100A - Placement Request
Instructions for Completing Form 100A
Form 100B - Report on Child's Placement Status
Instructions for Completing Form 100B


Patricia "Trissie" Casanova
Deputy Compact Administrator
Department for Children and Families
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2401

Phone: (802) 241-9003
Fax: (802) 241-0920

Family Services Division (FSD)

Deputy Commissioner Karen Shea
DCF - Family Services Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1030
Phone:(802) 241-2131

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