ICWA Educational Resource Video
Bringing Our Children Home: An Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a powerful video featuring voices of adoptees, foster alumni, judges including NCJFCJ Past President, Judge Leonard Edwards, (Ret.), Board of Trustee Members Judge William Thorne and Judge Louis Trosch, along with ICWA experts, and judicial educators giving insight into the importance of "why" we have the ICWA. It was designed to be a companion to the National ICWA Judicial Curriculum, currently in development, which is a resource for state court judges and judicial educators focusing on judicial leadership for system accountability and empowering collaboration on local and state levels to increase ICWA compliance.
The video is the culmination of the ongoing collaboration between the Mississippi Courts, Child Welfare Agency, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in consultation with the National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues with the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges as the lead and the National Resource Center for Tribes with Tribal STAR as co-lead. The video was produced by Mad Genius, Inc., Ridgeland, Mississippi.
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