Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Recent Report Calls for Justice for Native Children & Families

Released this fall by the National Indian Child Welfare Association and Kids Are Waiting, Time for Reform: A Matter of Justice for American Indian and Alaskan Native Children explains the ways in which native children come into contact with the child welfare system. It also outlines federal child welfare funding inequities for native tribes, and how tribes should have more funding to offer preventative services and keep native children out of care. View or download the report at http://kidsarewaiting.org/tools/reports/files/0009.pdf or call 202-421-3578.

The recently proposed Tribal Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Act would help address these disparities.

1 comment:

LK said...

I had heard that any minority groups were more likely to receive Child Protective Services. Ie. African Americans and Hispanics. Are they ignoring Native Americans?