2022 Supreme Court brief filed in support of Indian Child Welfare Act

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Haaland v. Brackeen, addressing the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), originally enacted in 1978. Just as in the 2013 case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, Casey Family Programs has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of ICWA. It is our belief that ICWA has helped establish the values and practices that have become central to effective child welfare practice. Children are best served by preserving and strengthening their family and community relationships to the fullest degree that safety allows.

Casey Family Programs believes that every child deserves a safe, stable and permanent family. As a national operating foundation, we seek to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families by working with public, private, tribal and faith-based organizations to prevent child abuse and neglect and ensure all children who enter foster care leave the system as soon as possible for a permanent family. We have provided direct services to children and families involved in public and tribal foster care systems for more than 55 years.

Casey Family Programs is joined in this amicus brief by the following organizations:

  • Adopt America Network
  • The American Adoption Congress
  • Ampersand Families
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc.
  • The Campion Foundation
  • The Center for Native American Youth
  • The Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • The Child Welfare League of America
  • The Children’s Defense Fund
  • The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • FosterAdopt Connect
  • FosterClub
  • Generations United
  • The National Alliance of Child Abuse Prevention Funds
  • The National Association of Social Workers
  • The National Center on Adoption and Permanency
  • Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest
  • The North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • The Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
  • Spaulding for Children
  • Think of Us
  • Voice for Adoption
  • The W. Haywood Burns Institute
  • Yakima Valley Community Foundation
  • Yarg Foundation