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Pima County considering new court for American Indian child welfare cases


November 20, 2019

Pima County officials say they're interested in establishing an Indian Child Welfare Act court next year.

If a child who is a member or could be member of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe has a case in juvenile court, the Indian Child Welfare Act prioritizes raising that child within their family or tribe instead of placing the child in a non-tribal adoption or in state custody.


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