Who We Are

The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) is a governmental entity which consists of compact parties from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Established in 1974, the AAICPC, via statutory authority carries out the rules and terms of the ICPC more effectively. The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) establishes uniform legal and administrative procedures which govern the interstate placement of children and is statutory law and a binding contract between member jurisdictions in all fifty-two member jurisdictions.

Our Purpose

The AAICPC administers the ICPC and 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 to resolve problems of mutual concern and formulate standard policies, practices, and goals. The AAICPC Secretariat does not handle questions about individual cases. Please direct all questions about individual cases to the public human service agency or private child placing agency responsible. Requests for general ICPC information may be sent to [email protected].


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Featured Resources

As a registered attendee of the annual event, you have access to and can download the presentation materials.

2023 Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
2023 Conference Presentations Releasing Soon

2022 Annual Conference
Austin, TX
2022 Conference Presentations Releasing Soon

2019 Annual Conference
Racing to Improve Efficiencies and Promote Collaborative Relationships in Interstate Placements  |  Indianapolis, IN
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2018 Annual Conference
Elevating Interstate Practice in the Evergreen State  |  Seattle, WA
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2017 Annual Conference
Guiding Children to Permanency: ICPC's Maine Focus  |  Portland, ME
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