Indian Child Welfare

A Practical Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act
(Native American Rights Fund)
The Guide is intended to answer questions about the ICWA for people of all levels of familiarity with this important law and to provide a comprehensive information resource on the ICWA. Available online, for download, and for purchase. The online version includes more recent updates and materials than the print edition.

(Native American Rights Fund and Casey Family Programs)
A growing online collection of news and resources related to Indian Child Welfare.

Title IV-E - Tribal Resources
(National Indian Law Library)
Information and resources for tribes seeking funds for foster care, transitional independent living programs for children, guardianship assistance, and adoption assistance under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.

Indian Law Bulletins
(National Indian Law Library)
The library tracks child welfare cases in its Indian Law Bulletins, especially in the state courts bulletin. You can receive the bulletins by email or browse/search past bulletins on the website.

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Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) desk guide - (Casey Family Programs) A general reference about the major provisions of the ICWA and the laws and policies regarding the application of the law in different jurisdictions.

NRC4Tribes - (Children’s Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) National Network). "National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes." This website is designed "to improve child welfare systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families." The Children’s Bureau is located within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ICWA Report - (United States Government Accountability Office). "Indian Child Welfare Act: Existing Information on Implementation Issues Could Be Used to Target Guidance and Assistance to States."

National Indian Child Welfare Association - Numerous resources about the Indian Child Welfare Act, including FAQ's, directories, information packets, training notices, list servs and discussion links, copies of laws and regulations, library services, and more.

Indian Child Welfare Act - (American Indian Child Resource Center). Provides an overview of the issues related to the Indian Child Welfare Act. Other information at the organization's web site highlights their foster care and education programs.

Indian Child Welfare Act Clinic and Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic. University of Minnesota Law School.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Child Welfare Act website. Includes a link to current version of Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice in the Federal Register. Also includes reference guides, regulations, and other documents.

State ICWA Managers. Florida's Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practices. July 2010.

State Statutes Related to the Indian Child Welfare Act. National Conference of State Legislatures. See also NCSL's Indian Child Welfare Resources.

Alaska Tribes. This resource is a project of Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) to provide Alaska’s Native Tribes with resources and information regarding tribal courts and participation in state court ICWA proceedings.

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