Indian Child Welfare Programs Office
Casey Family Programs has a long history of working with tribes to improve the well-being of their children and families. Our Indian child welfare work began in the mid-1980s and grew to include teams that worked in Bismarck and Fort Berthold, North Dakota, and Martin, Pine Ridge, Rapid City and Rosebud, South Dakota. In 1999, we opened our Denver office, where the program is based today.
Our Indian Child Welfare Program (ICWP) currently works on national and tribal initiatives that aim to strengthen tribal nations’ capacity to keep children healthy, safe and connected with their families, communities and cultures. We partner with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes across the country to support their development and administration of effective and culturally responsive child welfare systems. ICWP staff work directly with tribes, providing consultation and technical assistance on implementing child welfare programs. Casey Family Programs has agreements with 16 tribes that honor tribal sovereignty, support nation-building efforts, and help build partnerships with the broader child welfare profession.