Record Series Abstract
Closed Child Protective Services (CPS)/Department of Children Services (DCS) Assessment Files (CPS), Family Support Services (FSS), Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and Family Crisis Intervention Program (FCIP) of Child Fatality, Child Sexual,Severe Physical, Physical, Medical, Emotional Abuse, Moral Abuse, and Neglect.Documentation of Investigation Activities, E.G., Interviews, Evaluations, etc.
Record Series Active
Cut Off at End of
If Other, Explain
The files are to be cut off at case closure and remain inactive until youngest alleged child victim (ACV) reaches age of 19 or 7 years from case closure, whichever is longer
Total Retention Years
Total Retention Months
Retention End Action
Disposition: The files are to be cut off at case closure and remain inactive until youngest alleged child victim (ACV) reaches age of 19 or 7 years from case closure, whichever is longer, then destroyed
These records are located in all DCS field offices in secure file storage areas and in state records center
ALPHABETICAL (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME)
1970 TO PRESENT
Information Shared Outside the State
Any state or federal agency that conducts child safety and child protective services investigations has a right to these records upon written request.
Confidential Legal Citation
Does this Record Series Contain Sensitive Information?
Records Center Retention Period
Retention Legal Citation
TCA 37-1-612, 28-1-106, COA RPM 6.02, CAPTA (42 USC 5106a) SEC. 107,
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