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House Members Introduce ICWA Enhancement Measure

WASHINGTON - Recently, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers announced their introduction of legislation intended to add some reinforcement to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

The "Strengthening Tribal Families Act of 2024" would require the Department of Health and Human Services to create a technical assistance plan using six metrics of data to assess the strengths and weaknesses of states' implementation plans of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

[Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Cherokee Phoenix. Used with permission. All rights reserved.]

The measure was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Don Bacon, R-Nebraska, along with Reps. Judy Chu, D-California; Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma; Sharice Davids, D-Kansas; and Dan Kildee, D-Missouri.


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