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Department of Economic Security - Division of Children, Youth and Families - Child Protective Services - Confidentiality of CPS Information


This document answers five questions about the dissemination of confidential CPS information. There are several state and federal laws that govern the release of confidential CPS information. These laws allow certain entities and individuals to access CPS information under limited circumstances. Generally, those who request confidential CPS information must fill out a form and submit it to CPS for processing. CPS is required to provide the information or an explanation for why the request cannot be honored within 30 days. State law requires that legislative requests to review confidential CPS information be arranged within 10 working days.