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Indian Child Welfare Act

Filed on
Friday, November 14, 2014
SUMMARY: The active efforts standard in ICWA and NICWA applies at any point in an involuntary juvenile proceeding involving an Indian child at which a party is required to demonstrate its efforts to reunify or prevent the breakup of the family. In May 2013, David H.’s three minor children were...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of a father’s parental rights under the Nebraska Child Welfare Act was proper when active efforts had been undertaken, future efforts would be futile, and placement with the father would likely result in emotional and physical harm. In addition, the father was incarcerated,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
SUMMARY: Juvenile court abused its discretion in denying a motion to transfer to tribal court in a termination of parental rights proceeding where the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act applied because the termination proceeding is separate from the foster care placement proceedings for the “late...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
SUMMARY: In a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the State must amend its pleadings to reflect the standards required under ICWA regardless of whether the court nevertheless makes the required findings. A DHHS caseworker with 11 years of experience and history of working with...Read more
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