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AAG – Assistant Attorney General
ACEDS – Automated Client Eligibility Determination System (DC Human Services)
ACF – Administration for Children and Families (federal)
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
AFCARS – Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
AFDC – Aid to Families with Dependent Children (US Health and Human Services) 
AGC – Assistant General Counsel
AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AKIN – Advocates for Kids in Need
APPLA – Alternative Planned Permanent Living Arrangement
APR – Annual Public Report
APRA – Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration (DC Government)
APSR – Annual Progress and Services Report
ASFA – Adoption and Safe Family Act
ASQ – Ages and Stages Questionnaire
ASQ-SE – Ages and Stages Questionnaire – Social and Emotional Delays
BSA – Business Services Administration (CFSA)
CA – Corrective Action
CAD – Citizen Alienation Declaration
CAFAS – Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale
CAP – Corrective Action Plan
CAPTA – Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate
CASE – Center for Adoption Support and Education
CBCAP – Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
CCAN – Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect
CCW – Consortium for Child Welfare
CFCIP – Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (federal)
CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
CFRC – Child Fatality Review Committee
CFSA – Child and Family Services Agency
CFSP – Child and Family Services Plan
CFSR – Child and Family Services Review
ChAMPS – Child and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service
CIP – Court Improvement Program
CISA – Child Information Systems Administration (CFSA)
CJA – Children’s Justice Act
CLC – Children’s Law Center
CNA – Child Needs Assessment
CNMC – Children’s National Medical Center
COMAR – Code of Maryland Regulations
COOP – Continuity of Operations Plan
CPA – Contracts and Procurement Administration (CFSA)
CPEP – Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
CPR – Child Protection Register (CFSA)
CPS – Child Protective Services (CFSA)
CQI – Continuous Quality Improvement
CRC – Children’s Research Center
CRM – Client Records Management
CRP – Citizens Review Panel
CSBA – Caregiver Strength and Barriers Assessment
CSDC – Child Stress Disorder Checklist
CSEC – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
CSO – Court Services Office(r)
CSSP – Center for the Study of Social Policy (Court Monitor)
CVCP – Crime Victims Compensation Program (Metropolitan Police Department)
CWTA – Child Welfare Training Academy (CFSA)
CY – Calendar Year
DBH – Department of Behavioral Health (formerly DC Department of Mental Health)
DC – District of Columbia
DCCAC – DC Children’s Advocacy Center
DCCTF – DC Children’s Trust Fund
DCHA – DC Housing Authority
DCLEAP – DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Program
DCMFAPA – DC Metropolitan Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
DCMR – DC Municipal Regulations
DCPS – DC Public Schools
DCPCS – DC Public Charter Schools
DCSC – DC Superior Court
DDS – Department of Disability Services (DC Government)
DHCF – Department of Health Care Finance (DC Government)
DHS – Department of Human Services (DC Government)
DMH – Department of Mental Health (currently DC Department of Behavioral Health)
DOB – Date of birth
DOES – Department of Employment Services (DC Government)
DOH – Department of Health (DC Government)
DR – Differential Response
DRAW – Data Reliability and Accountability Workgroup (CFSA)
DSU – Diligent Search Unit
DV – Domestic Violence
DYRS – Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DC Government)
EAP – Employees Assistance Program (DC Department of Human Resources)
EIP – Early Intervention Program (DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education)
EOM – Executive Office of the Mayor
EPRD – Emergency Psychiatric Response Division
EPSDT – Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment
ETV – Education and Training Vouchers
FA – Family Assessment
FAPAC – Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigations
FCRA – Foster Care Resources Administration (CFSA)
FEED – Fatherhood Education, Empowerment, and Development
FFT – Family Licensing Division (CFSA)
FLD – System of Care
FMA – Facilities Management Administration (CFSA)
FOIA – Freedom of Information Act
FRD – Family Resource Division (CFSA)
FSW – Family Support Worker
FTC – Family Treatment Court
FTM – Family Team Meeting
FUP - Family Unification Program (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)
FY – Fiscal Year
GAIN-SS – Global Appraisal of Individual Needs-Short Screener
GAL – Guardian ad Litem
GAP – General Administrative Policy
HAA – HIV/AIDS Administration (DC Department of Health)
HFTCC – Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaboratives
HHAC – Healthy Horizons Assessment Center (CFSA)
HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPOM – Hotline Procedural Operations Manual
HRA – Human Resources Administration (CFSA)
HSA – Health Services Administration (CFSA)
ICAMA – Interstate Compact on Adoption for Medical Assistance
ICPC – Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
ICWA – Indian Child Welfare Act
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP – Individual Education Plan
IFSP – Individualized Family Services Plan
IG – Inspector General
ILP – Independent Living Program
IMA – Income Maintenance Administration (DC Government)
IPOM – Investigations Procedural Operations Manual
I & R – Information and Referral
ILP – Independent Living Program
ITILP – Individual Transitional Independent Living Plan
JBAB – Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (US Navy)
LaShawn IEP – Implementation and Exit Plan
LAYC – Latin American Youth Center
LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning
LYFE – Listening to Youth and Families as Experts
MACCAN – Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
MCS – Mobile Crisis Stabilization
MCVU – Major Case Victims Unit (DC Metropolitan Police Department)
MDT – Multi-Disciplinary Team
MFO – Modified Final Order
MOA – Memorandum of Agreement
MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
MPD – Metropolitan Police Department
MSDE – Maryland State Department of Education
MSLO – Mayor’s Services Liaison Office
NCAC – National Children’s Advocacy Center
NCANDS – National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System
NCIC – National Crime Information Center
NCMEC – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
NCSACW – National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
NCM – Nurse Care Manager
NYTD – National Youth in Transition Database
OAG – Office of the Attorney General (DC Government)
OAP – Office of Agency Performance (CFSA)
OFL – Office of Facilities Licensing (CFSA)
OGC – Office of General Counsel (DC Government)
OCFO – Office of the Chief Financial Officer (DC Government)
OCME – Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (DC Government)
OCTO – Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DC Government)
OFRM – Office of Finance and Resource Management (DC Government)
OHR – Office of Human Rights (DC Government)
OJJDP – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (federal)
OPI – Office of Public Information (CFSA)
OPPPS – Office of Planning, Policy, and Program Support (CFSA)
OSRI – On-Site Review Instrument (federal)
OSSE – Office of the State Superintendent of Education (DC Government)
OTI – Out-of-town inquiry
OWB – Office of Well Being (CFSA)
OYE – Office of Youth Empowerment (CFSA)
PAC – Parent Advisory Committee
PAP – Parent Advocacy Project
PAR – Program Administrator’s Review
PASS – Parent Adolescent Support Service
PCIT – Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
PECFAS – Pre-School and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale
PESP – Parent Education and Support Project
PGCPS – Prince George’s County Public Schools
PINS – Person in Need of Supervision (DC Courts)
PIP – Program Improvement Plan
POM – Procedural Operations Manual
PPFC – Post Permanency Family Center
PRTF – Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
PSA – Placement Services Administration (CFSA)
PS-MAPP – Partnering for Safety and Permanence: Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting
PSSF – Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program
QA – Quality Assurance
QI – Quality Improvement
QSR – Quality Service Review
RDP – Resource Development Plan
RDS – Resource Development Specialist
RED Team – Review, Evaluate, and Direct
SACWIS – Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (federal)
SAR – Student Aid Report (DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education)
SDM – Structured Decision-Making
SDQ – Strengths and Difficulty Questionnaire
SEDS – State Education Data System (Office of the State Superintendent of Education)
SLED – State Longitudinal Education Database (Office of the State Superintendent of Education)
SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (federal)
SOAR – System of Accounting and Reporting (DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer)
SOC – System of Care
SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance (federal)
SSI – Social Security Insurance (federal)
STD – Sexually-Transmitted Disease
STI – Sexually-Transmitted Infection
SYEP – Summer Youth Employment Program (DC Government)
TAC – Training Advisory Council (CFSA)
TAG – Tuition Assistance Grant (DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education)
TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (federal)
TIPS-MAPP – Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanency-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting
TPR – Termination of Parental Rights
TST – Trauma Systems Training
UI – Unusual Incident
UM – Utilization Management
UR – Utilization Review
URM – Unaccompanied Refugee Minor
WRNMMC – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
YO – Youth Ombudsman
YPSD – Youth and Preventative Services Division (DC Metropolitan Police Department)
YRF – Youth Residential Facility
YTP – Youth Transition Planning