Call for Consultants for Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program

The Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program is funded by the California Department of Social Services, Office of Tribal Affairs, and administered by the National Indian Justice Center. This project aims to educate social workers and other professionals working on Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases. Project curricula include Tribal Criminal Background Checks, Tribal Customary Adoption, Active Efforts, Stages of Dependency, and Court Advocacy Skills, and ICWA Qualified Expert Witness. These workshops will teach participants about California ICWA regulations and requirements.

Due to COVID-19, NIJC staff and consultants will be delivering curricula virtually using Zoom software. Curricula topics will be delivered as recorded and live webinars.

NIJC is currently looking for consultants to teach the workshops listed above. NIJC will be selecting consultants on a rolling basis as the project trainings are scheduled.

If you are interested in being a consultant, please review the request for bids and send your resume to Christy Garcia at

If you have any questions about being a consultant or the project, please contact Christy Garcia at or (707) 579-5507.