Child Welfare

A Resource for Judges Who Handle ICWA Cases

A new resource from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) aims to help judges uphold the rights of Native American children in juvenile court. The “Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook” is […]


How Courts Can Help Child Sex Trafficking Victims

Victims of child sex trafficking are one of the most marginalized populations in the justice system. Every year, hundreds of child sexual assault victims run the risk of being arrested, locked up, and prosecuted because […]

Judge Richard Blake, Hoopa Tribe

In Humboldt County, Hoopa Valley Tribal Court Leads Effort to Keep Kids in School

When the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District in northern California asked Judge Richard Blake to speak at the graduation ceremony at Hoopa Valley High, the district’s high school, he accepted the invitation under one condition. […]