June 2020 Child and Family Policy Update

  • On June 24, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order (EO) on strengthening the child welfare system.
  • On June 23, 2020, the Children’s Bureau under DHHS disseminated a letter to state and tribal child welfare leaders clarifying federal requirements under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act pertaining to termination of parental rights.
  • NICWA has been working closely with both Native and non-Native advocacy organizations to advocate for additional resources and program flexibility in federal legislation addressing COVID-19.

Read these hot topics and more in the full Child and Family Policy Update.