Mont. Code § 52-2-117

Montana Code

Title 52. Family Services

Chapter 2. Children's Services

Part 1. Child Welfare Services

 

§ 52-2-117. Indian child welfare specialist


(1) The director of the department shall appoint a qualified person to act as an Indian child welfare specialist.


(2) The duties of the specialist include:


(a) developing Indian foster homes and other Indian placement resources;


(b) providing technical advice to tribal, state, and county agencies and district courts on matters pertaining to Indian child welfare;


(c) providing assistance in negotiating cooperative agreements to provide foster care services to Indian children;


(d) conducting training seminars on implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1901, et seq.);


(e) applying for and accepting grants and other funds for Indian child welfare activities;


(f) developing and maintaining a list of attorneys to represent indigent parents and Indian custodians in Indian child welfare proceedings;


(g) making recommendations to the department on legislation and rules concerning Indian child welfare matters; and


(h) performing other duties concerning Indian child welfare matters as determined by the director.


History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 259, L. 1987; Sec. 53-4-117, MCA 1989; redes. 52-2- 117 by Code Commissioner, 1991; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 144, L. 1995.

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