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David Simmons, MSW

David Simmons, MSW

Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

(503) 222-4044, Ext. 119
desimmons@nicwa.org

David Simmons, MSW, has 25 years of professional experience in child welfare services, with six years as a direct service provider and 19 years in program and policy development. His experience in these areas has primarily focused on Indian child welfare services and public policy affecting Indian children and families. He works extensively with tribal policymaking organizations, such as the National Congress of American Indians, and private, state, and federal child welfare agencies. Mr. Simmons appears regularly as a presenter at regional and national conferences on Indian child welfare services and public policy development issues. Some specific areas of expertise include federal funding streams that support services for Indian children, implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act with Indian children, implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act, and program planning for child welfare services to Indian children.