Tribal Work and ICWA

83rd Annual Conference


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Preserving the Culture and Traditions of Indian Children and Families


Judge John RomeroIn passing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978, the clear intent of Congress was to protect the best interest of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families. Oversight and enforcement authority regarding the provisions of ICWA was left to judges presiding over child custody cases.

NCJFCJ Recognizes Innovation and Impact With 4th Annual Justice Innovation Awards

NCJFCJ Announces $11.2 Million in Grants in 2017 to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families


Military families, drug treatment and domestic violence
continue to be key focuses

Opioid Addiction & Treatment in Tribal Communities


Presenters:
Sean Bear, 1st, Consultant, Native American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Honorable Kim McGinnis, Ph.D., Esq., Chief Judge, Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court
Dr. Anne Skinstad, Clinical Professor & Director, Native American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center
 
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VAWA Confidentiality and Protections for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence


Presenters:
Leslye Orloff, Adjunct Professor, Director, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project 
Judge Lora Livingston, 261st District Court, Austin, TX
Danielle Scott Wiley, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Amy Cucinella, Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
 
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Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook

Publication Improves Court Practice in Indian Child Welfare Act Cases

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced the release of the Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook to improve court practice for judges in handling Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases.

NCJFCJ Releases Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook


Publication Improves Court Practice in Indian Child Welfare Act Cases

Trauma-Informed Court Systems: A Webinar for Tribal Communities


Presented by: Victoria Sweet, JD, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

81st Annual Conference