Family law in Indian Country

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Indian Child Welfare Act

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that creates strict standards for state courts to follow in Indian child custody proceedings. The ICWA declares "the policy of this Nation is to protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families." #9201EN

Minor Guardianship of Native American Children

When someone who isn't a parent wants to get legal custody or guardianship of Indian children, special laws and procedures apply. #4418EN

Native American Unit

Information about NJP's Native American Unit and the services it provides.

Protections for Native American survivors of domestic violence

Learn about how this federal law addresses violence against Native American and Alaskan Native survivors of any gender living in the United States. #3702EN

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