To find legal assistance by state:
- Use the List of Indian Child
Welfare Act Designates, Bureau of Indian
- Start at the state-by-state list in this Guide for the following information:
- State bar associations (national are linked also);
- State ICWA offices (with ICWA guides in some cases);
- A link to tribal directories is in each state index.
- Start at the National Indian Law Library's Guide to Legal Assistance Resources for the following information:
- Directories of state and local legal assistance organizations, some of which may provide ICWA assistance;
- Directories of lawyers and law firms, some of which may provide ICWA assistance.
- See several of the links below that provide help finding urban and health
Federal funding for federally-recognized tribes:
To learn about federal sources of funding that federally-recognized tribes are eligible for to provide child welfare related services, see ICWA Topic #22: Resources.
Some national child welfare organizations:
National Indian Child Welfare Association
ABA [American Bar Association] Center on Children and the Law
Administration for Children and Families, Dept. of Health and Human Services - For a list of regional offices, see ICWA Topic #22: Resources.
Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
Child Welfare Information Gateway, formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information - A Service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Child Welfare League of America
Indian Child Welfare Act Clinic and Law Center, University of Minnesota
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
National Council of Urban Indian Health - See also a list of regional health centers.
National Urban Indian Family Coaltion
Tribal Court CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] Project