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Mother's Day Marketing Toolkit

The Mother's Day Toolkit includes files that can be edited and customized with your program's logo by a local designer or by anyone who has Adobe Creative Suite.

How is National CASA Doing? 

Local programs are invited to take a 10-minute survey and tell National CASA how it is doing and be entered to win a hotel room or conference registration in Boston.       

Tribal CASA

National CASA offers the following resources to help build and strengthen programs working with tribal courts.

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Tribal Program Contact List (must log in to access)

Supporting Native Children: A Guide for CASA/GAL Advocacy in State Courts (12 MB PDF) - Published by The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon

Tribal Court CASA: A Guide to Program Development  (730 KB PDF)

Tribal Court CASA Appendix (410 KB PDF)

Passports for Native Children: A Best-Practice Approach for Tribal Advocates Working with Native Children Who Have Suffered Abuse (175 KB PDF)

A Guide to Establishing a Tribal Court CASA Program Board of Directors or Advisory Committee  (720 KB PDF)

The Indian Child Welfare Act Summary (142 KB PDF)

The Indian Child Welfare Act and CASA/GAL Volunteers: Advocating for the Best Interests of Native Children (37 KB PDF)

The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook: A Legal Guide to the Custody and Adoption of Native American Children (paperback for purchase at Amazon) 

Web Resources

Link to the text of the Indian Child Welfare Act (from Cornell University Law School)

Native America Calling: The National Electronic Talking Circle: A live call-in program linking public radio stations, the internet and listeners together in a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities

Indianz.com: An internet resource for news from a Native American perspective

Tribal Court Clearinghouse: A resource for American Indian and Alaska Native nations, American Indian and Alaska Native people, tribal justice systems, victims services providers, tribal service providers and others involved in the improvement of justice in Indian country

National Indian Child Welfare Association: A comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare

National Indian Justice Center: Providing services and training for tribal personnel

National American Indian Court Judges Association:  A national voluntary association of tribal court judges

 

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