Tribal Child Welfare Programs
Please note that this list of Tribal Child Welfare Programs by state currently only includes tribes and tribal organizations that receive Children’s Bureau Title IV-B Subpart 1 funding http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/pi1206.pdf and/or Title IV-B Subpart 2 funding http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/pi1206.pdf. There are other federally recognized tribes with Tribal Child Welfare programs in this state that are not yet listed.
Please refer to the Indian Nations page - California Federally Recognized Tribes - for contact information for Tribes not included here. Also please refer to the Bureau of Indian Affairs annual posting of Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice in the Federal Register.
California is in Region 9 of the Children's Bureau located at:
90 7th Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: (415) 437-8400
Fax: (415) 437-8444
See Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and ACF regional map.
California is in the Pacific Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs located at:
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 978-6000
Fax: (916) 978-6099
See Department of Interior, BIA regional map, and BIA Human Services Division for more information.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs annually posts Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice regulations in the Federal Register.
State Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Manager:
California Department of Social Services
Children and Family Services Division
Indian Child Welfare Act Coordination Unit Manager
744 P Street, M.S. 11-87
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-6160
Fax: (916) 651-6325
CALIFORNIA TRIBES / California Tribal Child Welfare Programs
Karuk Tribe of California
Child and Family Services – Indian Child Welfare Program
1519 South Oregon Street
Yreka, California 96097
Phone:(530) 842-9200 ext. 6300
Fax: (530) 841-5150
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation
Family and Social Services – ICWA
P.O. Box 589
Porterville, California 93258
Fax: (559) 791-2122