Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
2013 Request for Additional Funds Form - March 15, 2013
2013 Request for Additional Funds Form - July 12, 2013
Indian Child Welfare Handbook
2014 List of Indian Child Welfare Act Designates
- 2014 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice (Federal Register Vol 79. No.12)
- 2012 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - Designated Tribal Agents For Service of Notice (Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 148)
The Tribal Judicial Leadership Group, coordinated by the NCJFCJ and Casey Family Programs, and comprised of tribal and state court judges, identified the need to dispel common misconceptions and misunderstandings around the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Included in this document are common misunderstandings, facts, recommended practices, and statutory references surrounding application, notice, membership, intervention, transfer, active efforts, best interests, qualified expert witnesses, and placement. This structure is meant to allow users to jump to issues of particular concern in their jurisdictions, but can also be reviewed as a whole. The goal of this publication is to improve compliance with ICWA and assist judges in fulfilling its mandates.
The NCJFCJ is committed to helping state courts achieve full ICWA compliance. A new resource is now available to the courts (or Court Improvement Programs) to help achieve this goal. Measuring Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act: An Assessment Toolkit, provides concrete tools and recommendations for the state courts to assess their current compliance with ICWA. The Toolkit identifies strengths and weaknesses of different data collection approaches, provides sample tools or questions for the sites, and identifies resources and examples of putting this into practice. If you have any questions or would like additional information about measuring ICWA compliance in your jurisdiction, you can e-mail the research team at email@example.com.