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October 2014

In 2014, Lakota People's Law Project undertook an analysis of existing Title IV-E Tribal-State Agreements. Title IV-E of the Social Security Act provides funds to states and tribes for establishing and maintaining foster care systems, transitional independent living programs for children, guardianship assistance programs, and adoption assistance for children with special needs. This report was published in order to assess some reasons why so many tribes are moving towards direct funding models and to articulate the importance of those efforts.

Read the Report