0300-503.50 | Revision Date: 07/01/14
This policy guide outlines procedures for completing and submitting progress and supplemental reports.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Progress and Supplemental Reports
Required Case Plan Updates
Preparing a Progress or Supplemental Report
Referenced Policy Guides
This policy guide was updated from the 06/28/10 version, as part of the Policy Redesign, in accordance with the DCFS Strategic Plan.
A progress report is a court ordered report that is submitted at an appearance or non-appearance, interim hearing. Information in these reports typically relates to the implementation of the Case Plan.
A supplemental report is used when the court has continued a hearing and ordered DCFS to provide specified information. A supplemental report that is not court ordered can be submitted at a continued hearing to provide the court with new information.
The Interim Review Report on CWS/CMS is used for progress and supplemental reports. The Dependency Investigator (DI) is responsible for preparing a progress and supplemental report prior to the disposition hearing. The case-carrying CSW is responsible for preparing the report after the disposition hearing is completed.
A Case Plan Update must be submitted with a supplemental report to align the due dates in the following situations:
When a hearing is continued for less than three (3) weeks, a Case Plan Update is not required unless the court or the CSW makes any significant change to the Case Plan. Examples of this of significant changes to the Case Plan include:
When the Case Plan is significantly changed by the CSW’s recommendation(s) in a progress report and/or by any order(s) of the court, a Case Plan Update is required. In these cases, the CSW must create a new Case Plan and submit it to the court with the progress report. Examples of situations that require a new Case Plan to be completed and submitted include:
If the court approves the CSW’s recommendation(s), no further action is necessary. However, if the court does not approve the CSW’s recommendation(s) and/or makes its own order(s) a new Case Plan Update is required within (7) calendar days of being notified and/or of receiving the minute order.
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Sample Progress and Supplemental Report
Interim Review Report
0080-502.10, Case Plans
0300-303.07, Non-Disclosure Orders
0300-503.11, Establishing the Competency of Children to Testify
1200-500.50, Photographic Identification of Children
Family Code (FAM) Section 9201 – States, in part, that except where permitted or required, DCFS or a licensed adoption agency will not release information that would identify persons who receive, or have received, adoption services.
Welfare and Institutions (WIC) Section 365 – States that the court may require a social worker to render any periodic reports concerning children committed to its care, custody, and control under WIC 362 that the court deems necessary or desirable. Also states that the court may require the social worker to perform visitations and to make periodic reports to the courts, concerning children committed under those provisions that the court deems necessary or desirable.
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