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


Signaling continued federal intent to support the Indian Child Welfare Act, 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 under the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).

According to the ACF, although ICWA was passed nearly 40 years ago, statistical data has never been collected regarding how state agencies have put the federal statute requirements into practice.



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