National Indian Child Welfare Association

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) works to address issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. NICWA also works to support compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), which seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families. NICWA improves the lives of American Indian children and families by helping tribes and other service providers implement services that are culturally competent, community-based, and focused on the strengths and assets of families. This work includes collaborating with tribal and urban Indian child welfare programs to increase their service capacity, enhancing tribal-state relationships, and providing training, technical assistance, information services and alliance building.

Main Phone: (503) 222-4044
Main Fax: (503) 222-4007
Main E-mail:
Job Phone: (503) 222-4044 x111
Job Fax:
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Number of Employees: 11 – 25
Employer Address: 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
United States