Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

Isanti County Family Services strives to provide culturally sensitive services to persons of Native American heritage. ICFS follows the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) when a Native American child is placed out of the home. The tribe is contacted so as to elicit their expertise in providing culturally sensitive services to their tribal member. To support the preservation of Native American heritage, ICFS child protection designates social workers to handle ICWA matters so that consistent culturally sensitive services are provided.

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