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BIA Issues New ICWA Guidelines; Child Welfare Lawyers Debate Proposed Regulations – Part 2 of 2

BIA Issues New ICWA Guidelines; Child Welfare Lawyers Debate Proposed Regulations - Part 2 of 2

On March 18, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule to govern the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) by state courts and public and private child welfare entities. The proposed rule provides needed clarity on how ICWA governs state court proceedings involving Native children. Comments are due by May 19. The proposed regulations and instructions on submitting comments may be found here. This is the second blog post in a two-part

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BIA Issues New ICWA Guidelines; Child Welfare Lawyers Debate Proposed Regulations – Part 1 of 2

BIA Issues New ICWA Guidelines; Child Welfare Lawyers Debate Proposed Regulations - Part 1 of 2

On February 25, 2015 the BIA issued new ICWA guidelines to assist state courts and agencies in implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act. This is the first time the guidelines have been revised since the initial publication in 1979. Subsequently, on March 18, 2015, the BIA announced a proposed rule to govern the implementation of ICWA, based largely on the guidelines. There is currently an open comment period on the proposed rule, which closes on May 19, 2015.    This

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