Placement and Residential Licensing
The Placement and Residential Licensing Unit is charged with the enforcement of the Child Welfare Agency Licensing Act 1041 of 1997. The Unit inspects and monitors Residential, Emergency Residential, Psychiatric Residential Treatment, Independent Living facilities for children, and Child Placement Agencies that place children into foster and adoptive homes, and into residential facilities, in accordance with the Minimum Licensing Standards for Child Welfare Agencies. The Unit makes recommendations to the Child Welfare Agency Review Board for licensure of agencies and alternative methods of compliance with standards, investigates complaints of violations of licensing standards, and if necessary recommends adverse action against an agency found to be in violation of the standards.
Contact the Placement and Residential Licensing Unit at 1-800-445-3316 or 1-501-268-2714 for more information. In the event you need to file a complaint or need to discuss a concern with a facility, please contact the Administrative Assistant at 501-268-2714.