Indian Affairs | Division of Human Services

Division of Human Services

Mission Statement

To promote the safety, financial security and social health of Indian communities and individual Indian people.

Under the mission area of Serving Communities, the Human Services Program supports the Department’s Strategic Goal to Advance Quality Communities for Tribes and Alaska Natives by improving welfare systems for Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives. Human Services consists of direct funding and activities related to social services, welfare assistance, Indian child welfare, and program oversight. The objective of this activity is to improve the quality of life for individual Indians that live on or near Indian reservations and to protect the children, elderly and disabled from abuse and neglect. The activity also provides child abuse and neglect services and protective services to Individual Indian Monies (IIM) supervised account holders who are minors, adults in need of assistance, adults under legal disability, and adults found to be non compos mentis.

The Social Services program supports Bureau Agency staff and over 900 tribal staff that have been hired by contracting tribes to run their programs. These staff provide counseling services to local on-reservation eligible Indians as well as coordinate all Human Services activities at the Tribe and Agency level. The social workers work with tribal courts, state courts, and Indian families for the placement and adoption of Indian children in Indian homes. The social workers serve as the contact point for numerous social service agencies that are responsible for child protection, placement, and adoption of Indian children.

This program also supports the Department’s Strategic Goal to Fulfill Indian Fiduciary Trust Responsibilities by providing for the management of IIM accounts for minors, adults in need of assistance, adults under legal disability, and adults found to be non compos mentis. The staff works with families and guardians in the development of distribution plans, and completes assessments and evaluations in support of these plans. The outcome of these actions results in accurate payments from trust accounts. Staff monitor the distribution plans to ensure that expenditure of funds are made in accordance with the plans and that appropriate supportive documents are maintained in the case files.

Mrs Evangeline Campbell - Chief for the Division of Human Services in the Office of Indian Services (OIS)

Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell is an enrolled member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island. She possesses more than twelve years of Federal government experience serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Mrs. Campbell comes to the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) from the Department of Labor (Labor), Employment and Training Administration where she managed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 166 - Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP). She was responsible for assisting tribal leaders and Indian and Native American grantees to design and implement strategic approaches to job growth including integration among workforce, economic development, and education systems. She was also the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and facilitated consultation meetings between senior Labor Officials and the Indian and Native American Employment and Training Council to develop and communicate program policy guidance.

Prior to working at Labor, Mrs. Campbell acted as the Division Chief for the BIA's Human Services Division in the OIS. In this position, she collaborated with various BIA program offices, Federal agencies, and Tribal Communities to manage the Human Services programs (e.g. General Assistance, Indian Child Welfare, and Individual Indian Money (IIM) Trust Accounts). She developed and implemented program regulations, policies, directives and other administrative tools involving social services programs.

Mrs. Campbell served as the lead representative during the Performance Accountability Rating Tool (PART) Review, successfully negotiating an adequate OMB rating for the BIA Division of Human Services. She also developed and implemented the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) performance goals and managed the reporting tool. She prepared Departmental and Office of Management and Budget justification and analyzed program and financial performance. She developed and conducted training for regional social workers and agency staff.

Mrs. Campbell holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelors of Science degree in the Health and Human Services from the University of Rhode Island. She is an inactive Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Reserves.