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Readers should reference the following documents related to the Tribal Issues in Dependency Court issue of The Judges' Page

Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

Bureau of Indian Affairs 1979 Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings

Bureau of Indian Affairs updated Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings effective February 25, 2015

Bureau of Indian Affairs proposed Regulations for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings issued March 20, 2015

There are a number of organizations that have developed materials to assist courts, agencies and advocates in understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act. Links to their websites are listed below:

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs has been involved in providing resources regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act including an ICWA Desk Guide; an email list to secure ICWA informational posts; legal research tools; an ICWA INFO blog; and training materials.

National CASA Association

The US Department of Justice has supported CASA advocacy since 1985 through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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