Indian Child Welfare Legal Advocacy/Compliance (ICWLAC) Project was created to enforce local compliance with the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). ICWA was created to prevent the dissolution of American Indian families and to reduce the number of American Indian children in out-of-home placement. The Ain Dah Yung Center’s ICWLAC Project provides court monitoring on cases involving American Indian children, legal representation to American Indian families (through a collaboration with SMRLS), and education/outreach to identify systemic problems and strategize on solutions regarding ICWA compliance.

If you have questions or would like more information on ICWA court monitoring & compliance please contact Jake Day at:
1089 Portland Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
P: 651.227.4184 ext. 18
F: 651.224.5136
E: jake.day@adycenter.org

For legal representation please contact:
Suzanne Guertin, Attorney at Law
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
55 East Fifth Street, Suite 400 St. Paul, MN  55101
Office Phone:  (651) 222-5863
Office Fax:  (651) 297-6457
Email   suzanne.guertin@smrls.org
website:  www.smrls.org

Please visit these websites to learn more about ICWA:
National Indian Child Welfare Association FAQ on the Indian Child Welfare Act

Indian Child Welfare Act wikipedia page




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