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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective

Date:

Volume:

X

Forms

Chapter:

A

Forms

8-22-2007

Subchapter:

1

Forms

Issuance:

26.52

CP&P Form 26-52, Contact Sheet

 

Click here to view the CP&P Form 26-52.

 

WHEN TO USE IT

 

This form is used to document the following:

      Events and facts gathered during a protective service investigation, including what the Worker and/or Supervisor observed

      Events and facts gathered during a child welfare assessment and case management

      All Structured Decision Making (SDM) assessment results;

      Information gathered as a result of family engagement

      In-person visits (including MVR - minimum visitation requirement), the purpose of visits, and whether or not the contact is successful

      Other significant contacts related to the case including collateral contacts

      Visits between a parent and a child in placement

      Visits between a child in placement and his or her siblings or other relatives

      Any placement or change in placement

      Significant decisions or relevant events

      Case conferences between the Worker and his or her Supervisor. The Supervisor uses the NJ SPIRIT application to document case conferences and record casework decisions and directives concerning the case/child.

      Litigation decisions and conferences with the DAG

      Visits by the Worker to the parent’s home in preparation for return from placement

      The names and relationships of the persons seen during the contact

      Resource parent observations regarding significant events. See CP&P-IV-B-4-100

      Where, when, and why the Worker mails letters and notifications associated with the case

 

HOW TO USE IT

 

Access the form through the NJS Desktop > Contact/Activity Notes Window > Options Drop-down.

Only complete this template outside of the NJ SPIRIT application as part of a contingency plan when the application is unavailable. However, in doing so, you are still required to create the form in NJ SPIRIT when the application becomes available.

 

TIPS FOR COMPLETING THE FORM

 

The form prefills entirely from the Contact/Activity Notes Window.

 

DISTRIBUTION

Original

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Child’s Case Record

Copy

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NJ SPIRIT Resource Record