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Title: Native American Resource Directory for Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Author(s): Maureen McKissick; Danny Ukestine M.A.; Julie Wise J.D.
Corporate Author: Permanency Planning for Children Dept
United States of America
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 201
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Permanency Planning for Children Dept
Reno, NV 89507
Grant Number: 2001-MU-MU-K016; 96-CT-NX-0001
Sale Source: Permanency Planning for Children Dept
National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource guide for juvenile and family court judges presents information regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and other legally pertinent issues facing tribal communities.
Abstract: The goal of the guide is to provide judges who hear cases involving Native American children with the resources and information to fully comply with the ICWA. The focus of the resource guide is on Native American child custody issues, but information on agencies and organizations that provide services and technical information on Indian issues are also included. Following a brief introduction to the guide, an overview of the pertinent Indian issues is presented and includes information concerning tribal sovereignty. Frequently asked questions about tribal issues and tribal courts are also presented. The next section provides information about the Indian Child Welfare Act and includes information about when the ICWA applies and issues concerning notice requirements, placement preferences, and voluntary consent. An alphabetical listing of data on each State’s Indian population and contact information for national organizations is presented in the following section. The presence of absence of State ICWA Specialists is noted for each State. Data are also presented for the Secretary and Department of the Interior and for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Offices, and a listing of State ICWA Specialists is provided. Appendices include information on National Indian Organizations, tribal contact information, and educational resources. Figures, tables
Main Term(s): Child custody; Indian justice
Index Term(s): Juvenile resource directories; National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; Tribal court system
Note: Permanency Planning for Children Department Technical Assistance Bulletin, Volume VII, No. 4, June 2003
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