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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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Final AFCARS Rule with ICWA Elements

Here is the final Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Rule incorporating a number of new data elements states will have to report to the feds. These elements include important information on ICWA cases and placements. Many people … Continue reading

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Preliminary 2015 AFCARS Data Released by DHHS

Just a reminder that this is the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data, which is information sent from the state to the federal government about kids in foster care. There is still a pending rule change that … Continue reading

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Article on the Disparity Between the States Regarding Termination of Parental Rights

Here. Not ICWA-specific, but an interesting article on the wide difference of the states in terminating parental rights. Across the country, the availability of effective support services is viewed as crucial in helping reduce the need for foster care placements … Continue reading

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AFCARS Comments Due May 9

As we previously posted, for the first time, the federal government is proposing to collect data on state ICWA cases. If you, or your employer, or your tribe are willing to let the feds know you think this is a … Continue reading

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Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rule Making on AFCARS (ICWA Data)

Due in parts to comments filed on the original proposed rule change for Automated Foster Care and Adoption Reporting System (our primary source of data regarding kids in care), the Administration for Children and Families has added collecting ICWA-related data to the … Continue reading

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California DOJ Issues Investigative Subpoena on DHHS in Humboldt County

The County filed a petition for relief in Humboldt county superior court and attached the investigative subpoena on the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services from the California DOJ. The subpoena includes a request for all internal communications … Continue reading

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