Planned maintenance will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. on both Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. During these times, and most court applications may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. eFS will NOT be affected. Please plan ahead.

Title IV-E: It’s Not Just About Money – Why It Matters to Children in Foster Care

The information presented in these materials and video are still accurate and valid in 2018. On May 14, 2015, a live presentation was conducted via WebEx regarding Federal Title IV-E and the basics of what judges who handle cases of children in foster care need to know to provide children the protections Title IV-E requires and to help ensure Minnesota taxpayers receive maximum benefit from federal reimbursement.  This presentation is intended to be a primer for newer judges and a reminder for experienced judges.  This presentation covers:
  • Why the federal government has an interest in children in foster care
  • What protections are provided to children in foster care under Title IV-E
  • How Minnesota implements Title IV-E requirements, including the child population that qualifies for Title IV-E protections and required judicial determinations
  • What the consequences are to the child, the family, and the taxpayer if Title IV-E is not appropriately implemented