Ill. Admin. Code tit. 89, § 307.1

ILLINOIS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES

CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

SUBCHAPTER A: SERVICE DELIVERY

PART 307. INDIAN CHILD WELFARE SERVICES


307.1 Purpose


The purpose of the Indian Child Welfare Act is to protect the Indian child as a resource for Indian communities throughout the nation. The Department of Children and Family Services recognizes that the Indian child is the primary element in the maintenance of Indian tribal culture, traditions and values. Therefore, the Department shall, in conjunction with Illinois Native American communities, organizations and agencies, provide a method of early identification of Indian children and their families, in order to provide services which assure all the additional protections afforded by the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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