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 background leading to the ICWA, the ICWA requirements, the 2016 Federal Regulations, 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement (TSA).
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 are invited to attend the ICWA training. CJI Team members are especially encouraged to attend.
There is no fee for registration, materials, CLE credits, or meals and refreshments during the training. Attendees are responsible for travel costs, including parking.
For questions about program content, please contact Rebecca Vanden Hanen
, CJI Staff Attorney.