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State Guides and Manuals

These guides are also linked from the state pages, respectively.

Alaska:

A Guide to Alaska Child in Need of Aid Cases, September 1999. Alaska Judicial Council.

California:

Child Welfare Services Manual (Div 31, Chap 31-500). California Department of Social Services. Part of the, Online Manual of Policies and Procedures

ICWA Judges' Benchguide: California Judges' Benchguide. California Indian Legal Services. (2012).

What is the Indian Child Welfare Act? California Indian Legal Services. (2003)

Adoption of Children Under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Los Angeles County, Department of Children & Family Services. 0200-515.05

Florida:

Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(a)(5), Indian Child Welfare Act Affidavit

Illinois:

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services: Child and Family Services Plan, FY 2000-2004.

"Although there are no federally recognized Indian Tribes in Illinois, the Department still complies with ICWA. In addition to the diligent recruitment efforts described below and in the Final Review, the Department’s Court Improvement Project has provided training for judges in the Cook County Juvenile Court and statewide on the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 and general awareness and sensitivity to Native American issues. A curriculum and a training manual were developed for use across the state.

"A Juvenile Court and Judge’s Training Symposium was held in April 1998. One hundred and twenty of the booklets created by the Court Improvement Project about ICWA, Indian welfare services and community services available through the Native American Foster Parent Association, and Native American heritage recognition, were distributed. Additional booklets are available for statewide distribution.

"Department rules on Indian Child Welfare Services were adopted and codified at 5 Ill. Reg. 8645, effective August 19, 1981 (Appendices)."

Iowa:

Child Welfare Services: Title 17. Child Welfare: Chapter C(1). Case Planning Procedures -- Case Planning for Native American Children, Pages 29-31. Iowa Department of Human Services. Additional information and links for the policy social services manuals.

Indian Child Welfare Act Compliance

Indian Child Welfare Act Introduction-Summary

Maine:

Final Report of the Committee to Study State Compliance With the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, January 2006

Michigan:

Michigan Child Welfare Law Manual, Chapter 13, Indian Children, Michigan. Full listing of chapters.

Children's Foster Care Manual, Table of Contents (includes Indian Child Welfare). State of Michigan Family Independence Agency.

Nevada:

Nevada Children's Justice Act Task Force: Indian Child Welfare Resource Guide. State of Nevada, Division of child and Family Services. Additional information about the Guide.

New Mexico:

Child Welfare Benchbook / Handbook. Corinne Wolfe Children’s Law Center and the New Mexico Judicial Education Center at the Institute of Public Law, University of New Mexico School of Law.

New York:

A Guide to Compliance With the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act in New York State. New York State Office of Children & Family Services, Native American Services. Pub. #4757 Rev. (11/01). Additional information about the Guide.

Indian Child Welfare Act Compliance Desk Aid. New York State Office of Children & Family Services, Native American Services. Pub. #5046.

North Dakota:

Brochure: Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). North Dakota Department of Human Services.

Forms: Indian Child Welfare Act

Oklahoma:

Oklahoma Department of Human Services Policy Online, OAC Title 340: Chapter 75. Child Welfare, Subchapter 19. Working With Indian Children

Oregon:

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Oregon Department of Human Services

Washington:

Indian Child Welfare Manual. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration.

Indian Child Welfare Act. Northwest Justice Project. (c2003/2004).

Ch. 10. Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration.

Wisconsin:

DHFS Forms Library. Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. (Search using "Indian" or "Indian child.")

 

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