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Breaking: Federal Agency Publishes Proposed Rule, Announces Major Grant to Implement ICWA [ICTMN]

Friday, April 8, 2016  
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ACF Commissioner

 

Although ICWA was passed nearly 40 years ago, statistical data has never been collected regarding how state agencies have put the federal requirements into practice. However, today the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a supplemental proposed rule that will require state child welfare agencies to collect and report data on American Indian children in foster care using the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). In addition, the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) has developed a one-time ICWA partnership grant to support states and tribes in building effective partnerships for ICWA implementation.

 

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