Who We Are

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) establishes uniform legal and administrative procedures governing the interstate placement of children and is statutory law in all fifty-two member jurisdictions and a binding contract between member jurisdictions. Established in 1974, the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) was given the authority to carry out the rules and terms of the Compact more effectively.

Our Purpose

AAICPC consists of members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AAICPC 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 AAICPCNationalOffice@aphsa.org.


With everyone’s health and well-being our top priority, and in light of the mass gathering restrictions in Colorado as a result of COVID-19, AAICPC is cancelling the 2020 AAICPC Business Meeting, Training Workshop, and Child Welfare Conference which was scheduled to be held April 20-23 in Denver, CO. If you have any questions, please send an email to AAICPCNationalOffice@aphsa.org

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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