Tribal Legal Code Resource: Civil Dependency and Related Laws – Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Civil Dependency and Related Laws

The Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Civil Dependency and Related Laws is designed to assist Native nations in drafting or revising their civil dependency laws as part of the development or reform of their child welfare system. Topics covered range from incorporating custom and tradition, to child-in-need-of-assistance proceedings to foster care in Native nations.
This resource, funded under a grant to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), also contains guidance on federal legal issues that Native nations must keep in mind; including issues related to Title IV-E and IV-B of the Social Security Act.