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].


With everyone’s health and well-being our top priority, and in light of the current status travel restrictions due to the resurgence of COVID-19 Delta variants, the AAICPC 2021 Virtual Annual Update will be held October 20, 2021.
AAICPC Business and Health and Human Services Update: October 20, 2021  |  12:00-4:00 p.m., E.T.  |  Register Now »
ICPC Training: October 19, 2021  |  12:00-4:00 p.m., E.T.  |  Register Now »  
For more information, please email [email protected]

Featured Resources

Presentation Materials: 2017 Annual Conference
Guiding Children to Permanency: ICPC's Maine Focus  |  Portland, ME. As a registered 2017 attendee, you can download the presentation materials.
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Presentation Materials: 2016 Annual Conference
Exploring Gateways to Permanency in the Empire State  |  White Plains, NY. As a registered 2016 attendee, you can download the presentation materials.
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