Understanding and Applying ICWA: Purpose, Strategies, Practice, and Resources

This training is designed to provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as the substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcomes for Indian children and their families. The training will cover the ICWA, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, the new BIA Regulations, the Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and the Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement.

Juvenile court judges, court administration staff, law clerks, county attorneys, social workers, attorneys for parents and children, GALS, tribal court judges, tribal court social workers, tribal court attorneys, and other child protection stakeholders from Hennepin County are invited to attend the ICWA training. CJI Team members are especially encouraged to attend.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center
Conference Room C-30 (Lower Level)
590 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
COSTS: There is no fee for registration, CLE credits, meals, and other refreshments. Attendees are responsible for travel costs, including parking.

For questions about program content, please contact Judy Nord, CJI Staff Attorney.
Registration is available by invitation only.  Invitations have been sent by email to Hennepin County child protection system stakeholders.

Minnesota Judicial Branch Employee Education Credit

Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Credit

Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Coninuing Education Credit

  • Awaiting credit approval

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

Minnesota Board of Social Work Continuing Education Credit

  • Awaiting credit approval