FCASPL 151 (Locate-only Request)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 151
October 6, 2008
TO: All Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Users
FROM: Helen E. Jones-Kelley, Director
SUBJECT: Child Welfare Agency Locate-Only Request

The Child Welfare Agency Locate-Only Request form (JFS 07713) was developed in response to the recommendation by the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement to share information with the child welfare agencies. The sharing of information will assist public children services agencies (PCSA) with the placement of a child.

A PCSA may submit a request to the local child support enforcement agency to locate the parent who has or may have parental rights to a child. This service may be requested when:

  • Filing a complaint in court.
  • Conducting an assessment/investigation if deemed in the child's best interest.
  • Case planning.
  • Making a determination of child custody or visitation.
  • Enforcing any federal or state law on unlawful taking or restraint of a child.

The JFS 07713 is referenced in the Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 27, available at http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov. The form can be downloaded from the internet at http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/inter.asp and from the innerweb at https://innerapp.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/. Contact your local Child Support Enforcement Agency with any further questions.

INSTRUCTIONS: The following chart identifies the material that needs to be inserted into the Family Children and Adult Service Manual (FCASM).

FCASM Procedure Letters FCASPL No. 151