Tribal Work and ICWA
Tribal courts are unique and parallel systems of justice. The NCJFCJ has made a commitment to meaningful and ongoing collaboration with tribes, approaching its work from a place of honor, respect, and mutual learning. The NCJFCJ is engaging tribal courts and judges in cultural humility with an understanding that best practices in tribal courts may be different than state courts and diverse perspectives strengthen solutions.
Partnering with tribal courts and judges as allies is essential to meet the needs of all children and families served by the state courts and tribal courts. The National Council recognizes the children and families are best served within the contexts of their community and honors the relationship that tribal courts have within their tribes. The voice of tribal court judges is a necessary component in NCJFCJ’s commitment to diversity and equal justice. The resources in this section reflect the collaborative spirit that NCJFCJ is striving to embrace.
- Register for upcoming trainings featuring tribal issues
View a list of upcoming NCJFCJ trainings featuring tribal issues and many other topics.
- Request technical assistance
Get answers to the question you have how the courts are dealing with tribal issues. To request technical assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Browse tribal-focused publications
The NCJFCJ has an extensive library of tribal-related publications.