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Montana Code: Title 41: Chapter 3: Child Abuse and Neglect
Read the Montana Statute on Child Abuse and Neglect, including details on mandatory reporting.
Child and Family Services Division
Information about the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division. Read about adoption, foster care, and the details about mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect in Montana.
National CASA Association Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs (2012)
The National CASA Association, together with its state and local members, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. Read the National standards for local CASA programs here.
Child Support Enforcement
The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is to diligently pursue and ultimately achieve financial and medical support of children by establishing, enforcing, and increasing public awareness of parental obligations.
Montana District Courts
There are 56 District Courts in Montana. These courts are administratively structured into 22 judicial districts and were served by 43 District Court Judges in 2006.
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
Visit the National Indian Child Welfare Association website to have all of your ICWA questions answered. You can also read the full text of the Act at this site.
A Practical Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act
The Native American Rights Fund provides an introduction to the ICWA, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and an appendix of resources -- primary research documents (federal and state laws, regulations, court cases, legislative materials) and secondary research documents (reports, guides, links, bibliographies, forms, and contact information).
A partnership of Casey Family Programs and community, civic, and faith-based organizations, Powerful Families promotes personal and community development as essential building blocks for social change and vibrant communities. Check out these tips for parenting, because every parent can use some advice or support now and then.
Foster Care Month Website
This organization provides a wealth of resources on foster children; including statistics and facts about foster care, frequently asked questions, and resources about diverse groups within the foster care system.
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