Judicial, Court, and Attorney Measures of Performance (JCAMP) Volume IV: Technical Guide

Developed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges – Capacity Building Center for Judges Introduction In 2021, the Children’s Bureau funded the Capacity Building Center for Courts (CBCC) to develop a set of child welfare court, judicial, … Read More

Indian Child Welfare (ICW)Quarterly and Annual Report

ICW Reporting Form Guides BIA’s decision making. The data collected: What is the ICWA Report? Tribes or Tribal organizations receiving grants under ICWA arerequired to submit data on a quarterly and annual basis (25CFR 23.47) Section on Tribal ICWA programs … Read More

Child Exploitation in Special Areas and Populations

Most child sexual abuse offenses fall under state jurisdiction. However, when the offense occurs on federal lands, such as national parks, military bases, or tribal territories, then the case falls under federal jurisdiction. Other areas of federal jurisdiction include federally … Read More

Assessing Trauma in American Indian/Alaska Native Parents as an ICWA Active Effort

Lucero, N. M., Bussey, M., & Carver-Roberts, T. (2021). Assessing trauma in American Indian/Alaska Native parents as an ICWA active effort. Child Welfare 98(5),1-26. This article examines the correlation between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) parents who are involved in ICWA … Read More

State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report

Published by NICWA – November 22, 2022 The State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report is a six-part series of data briefs that presents current data on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child and family … Read More

Together We Can Conference – We are Resilient: 20 Years Together for Children and Families

November 2-4, 2022 – Virtual Child Welfare Conference Conference Registration Booklet Register Now Together We Can is an annual multi-disciplinary conference that focuses on the children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The children may be in foster care, residential … Read More


Current Events: What is the Indian Child Welfare Act at the center of a new Supreme Court case?

The Supreme Court this fall will hear oral arguments in a series of four consolidated cases challenging the constitutionality of a landmark law that aims to prevent the separation of Native American children from their families and tribes in welfare … Read More

Trauma-Informed Youth Transitions in Tribal Child Welfare

The Capacity Building Center for Tribes’ Tribal Information Exchange released a series of tip sheets on trauma-informed practice in tribal child welfare. One of the tip sheets, Trauma-Informed Youth Transitions in Tribal Child Welfare, focuses on helping tribal child welfare professionals … Read More

Native American Heritage Month – ICWA

During Native American Heritage Month, we hope you will join us in celebrating ICWA’s legacy of keeping Native children safe, healthy, and connected to their families, communities, and cultures by learning more about allyship, active efforts, and building effective tribal-state … Read More

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Courts: A Tool for Improving Outcomes for American Indian Children and Families

The St. Louis County Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Court in Duluth, Minnesota, currently led by Judge Sally Tarnowski, is a dedicated docket of child welfare hearings involving Indian children as confirmed or presumed by the definitions outlined in the … Read More