HHS in the News, and in Regulations, and in Lawsuits

Late last week, this article from Politico started making the rounds: But the Trump administration contends the tribes are a race rather than separate governments, and exempting them from Medicaid work rules — which have been approved in three states…

Monique Vondall-Rieke on the Indian Child Welfare Act

COMMENTS ON THE GOLDWATER INSTITUTE CHALLENGE TO ICWA (or “More one-sided arguments that we get used to in Indian Country”)   By Monique Vondall-Rieke, J.D., Director, Association of Village Council Presidents Tribal Justice Center   BETHEL, AK – The announcement…

NCJFCJ Releases Updated Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin

Since 2011, the NCJFCJ has published Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletins, which identify national and state level disproportionality rates. The reports have gained national attention and have been used in a number of ways by a broad…