National Resources


ICWA Regulations

Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) binding interpretation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The BIA's website has links to the law, ICWA training modules and quick reference guides:

2016 ICWA Guidelines

December 2016 Guidelines now in effect. They are a non-binding interpretation of the Regulations

CIP ICWA Quick Reference Guide for Involuntary Proceedings in Utah's Juvenile Courts

Authored by Utah's Court Improvement Program. The Guide is meant for all child welfare practitioners including judges, attorneys, caseworkers, tribal representatives, etc. in Utah. Please feel free to share it with your employees and colleagues.

Factsheet for Families

This is a new document published October 2016 by the Child Welfare Information Gateway that is designed to be a sort of primer to help parents understand the world of child welfare and the court system. 

ABA Standards of Practice

This is a link to a page with the standards of practice for GALs, AGs and parent attorneys.

ABA Center on Children and the Law

The ABA Center on Children and the Law, a program of the Young Lawyers Division, aims to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy. Our areas of expertise include child abuse and neglect, child welfare and protective services system enhancement, foster care, family preservation, termination of parental rights, parental substance abuse, adolescent health, and domestic violence.

National Casa Judges Newsletter

Casa publication to judges.

National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges

NCJFCJ has research material and resource material for improving court practices in juvenile court cases.

National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice

A website with useful resources to understand family-centered practice. A services of the Children's Bureau/DHHS


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