UPDATED DCF MEMO RE: IRMA & TRAVEL

FSFAPA Note: This outlines the travel order situation by judicial district, if you do not know your judicial district, click here. (Map is by judicial circuit, or you can find your Community Based Care agency.)

***Update Sept 7th at 5:00 P.M.—Circuit 10 has issued an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.

***Update Sept 7th at 3:00 P.M.—Circuit 2 has issued an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.

***Update Sept 6th at 5:00 P.M.—Circuit 20 has issued an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.  The order expires on September 22nd.  Also, Circuit 4 has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.

***Update Sept 6th at 2:30 P.M.—Circuit 11 has issued an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.

***Update Sept 6th at 11:00 A.M.—Circuit 17 has issued an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.

DATE:            September 6, 2017

TO:                 Vicki Abrams, Assistant Secretary for Operations

CC:                 Grainne O’Sullivan, Statewide Director for Children’s Legal Services
Rebecca Kapusta, General Counsel
JoShonda Guerrier, Assistant Secretary for Child Welfare

FROM:           Stephanie Zimmerman

SUBJECT:   Caregiver Travel During State of Emergency

Below is a circuit breakdown of the authority granting a caregiver the ability to travel during a declared state of emergency and the extent of that authority.  Note that all administrative orders and courts orders contemplate that the caregiver must notify the Department through the CBC of the caregiver’s travel plans.

Circuit 1 Standard order language permits a caregiver to remove the child from the jurisdiction with the approval of DCF through the CBC.
Circuit 2 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.
Circuit 3 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 4 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 5 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 6 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.
Circuit 7 Court has administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 8 Standard court order language permits in-state or out-of-state travel for up to 14 days without further court order.
Circuit 9 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 10 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 11 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.
Circuit 12 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 13 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.
Circuit 14 Standard order language permits a caregiver to remove the child from the jurisdiction with the approval of DCF through the CBC.
Circuit 15 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 16 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 17 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency for Hurricane Irma.
Circuit 18 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 19 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.
Circuit 20 Court has an administrative order permitting travel anywhere in U.S. during state of emergency.  Order expires on September 22, 2017.

For a PDF of this memo, please click here. (Note, not all updates are reflected on PDF.)

 

 

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