Supreme Court brief filed in support of Indian Child Welfare Act

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, calls into question the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Casey Family Programs has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of ICWA because the law has helped establish the values and practices that have become central to effective child welfare practice including the important role played by families and communities when determining the best interest of children when in their care.

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 40 years.

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

  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • Donaldson Adoption Institute
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • Voice for Adoption
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc.
  • Children and Family Justice Center
  • Family Defense Center
  • First Focus Campaign for Children
  • Foster Care Alumni of America
  • FosterClub
  • National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds
  • National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • National Crittenton Foundation