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AFCARS Comments Due June 18

Here are the previous posts on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. These comments are to tell the federal government (AGAIN) to start collecting basic data on state ICWA cases. While we would like the original rule … Continue reading

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Abigail Echo-Hawk on Decolonizing Data

Here When we think about data, and how it’s been gathered, is that, from marginalized communities, it was never gathered to help or serve us. It was primarily done to show the deficits in our communities, to show where there are gaps. … Continue reading

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AFCARS ICWA Data Elements Tribal Consultation

Here is the information on the June 3 tribal consultation on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. Comments are due June 18.

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Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making. Again.

Here. We cannot currently track on a national level in any way how ICWA works, where children who are involved in ICWA cases are placed, what their outcomes are, or how many cases are transferred to tribal court, as examples. … Continue reading

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GAO Report on Native Youth Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System

Here However, more Native American youth were involved in the federal system than their percentage in the nationwide population (1.6 percent). For example, of all youth arrested by federal entities during the period, 18 percent were Native American. According to Department … Continue reading

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AFCARS Data Implementation Rule Delayed and Will be Revised. Again.

From the Administration for Children and Families here. The rule is delayed until 2020 and the Administration is going to “streamline” the data elements. And then it might just be delayed again based on the “streamlining”: The Children’s Bureau published … Continue reading

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AFCARS Tribal Comments Needed-June 13 Deadline

The Administrating is reconsidering the burdens of the Obama Administration’s Final Rule to collect data on American Indian/Alaska Native children in foster care through the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). Comments are due June 13. Previous … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tribal Consultation on the Proposed AFCARS Changes

Here is the letter sent today: Tribal Consultation Notification 4-16-2018 This is on the proposed changes to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), the way the feds collect from the states on adoption and foster care. … Continue reading

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2016 ICWA Appellate Cases by the Numbers

Here’s our annual contribution to the ICWA data discussion. While a few cases might yet come in, we have our final list of 2016 appealed ICWA cases sorted. A note on the data–these are cases that are on Westlaw and/or Lexis Nexis, … Continue reading

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