Tribal Court Improvement Project grants

Publication Date: September 3, 2012

HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CS-0323 - The Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide tribes and tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable tribal courts to do the following:

  • Conduct assessments of how tribal courts handle child welfare proceedings
  • Make improvements to court processes to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children as set forth in the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and increase and improve engagement of the entire family in court processes relating to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification, and adoption
  • Ensure children's safety, permanency, and well-being needs are met in a timely and complete manner (through better collection and analysis of data)
  • Provide training for judges, attorneys, and legal personnel in child welfare cases
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