Children and Families Of TribalSafety and Welfare

Protect the Health

27th Annual Statewide ICWA Conference

Protect the health, safety and welfare of tribal children and families

The California Tribal Families Coalition is the successor to the California ICWA Compliance Task Force formed to carry out the recommendations of the Task Force. Click here for a copy of the ICWA Compliance Task Force Report to the California Attorney General’s Bureau of Children’s Justice: California ICWA Compliance Task Force Report.

Children’s Commission

The CTFC Children’s Commission is a high-level executive body of tribal leaders, judges and subject matter experts who provide the Board of Directors a broad perspective and recommendations to better promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of tribal children and families. Children’s Commission members are appointed by the CTFC Board of Directors.

Attorney Advisory Panel

California Tribal Families Coalition convenes an attorney advisory committee meeting on a bi-monthly basis that is inclusive of tribal attorneys in the state that regularly have cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Regional Convenings

California Tribal Families Coalition hosts regional meetings of tribal social workers and ICWA advocates. These regional meetings are chaired by tribal social workers and ICWA advocates from those regions. Please contact CTFC to learn who the regional chair is for your area.

Caltribal Families

In 1978, nearly 40 years ago, the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. §§1901 et seq.

(ICWA), was considered landmark civil rights legislation.
When California later enacted legislation to adopt many of those federal protections into state law – Cal-ICWA – it was another milestone for tribes. Unfortunately, the protections promised in both the federal ICWA and the Cal-ICWA have not been realized.

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