UMD's Department of Social Work has received a significant federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a better delivery system for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), a federal law that seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families.
Priscilla Day, professor and head of the social work department said, "We are pleased to be able to utilize the ICWA Implementation Partnership Grant to further the work of the UMD center and to strengthen our partnerships with St. Louis County and regional tribes. I appreciate all the hard work done by center staff and our community partners to make this grant possible."
Project partners include the:
• UMD Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies
• National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
• St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services
• Sixth Judicial District, Duluth MN
• Leech Lake Tribal Court – Paul Day
• Grand Portage Band
• Fond du Lac Band