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The Office of Tribal Affairs (OTA) has the primary responsibility of building better government-to-government relationships with the CDSS and California Indian Tribes (Tribes), Counties and Tribal Governments, as well as working with Native American stakeholders.

Contact Us

Office of Tribal Affairs

744 P Street, MS 8-17-35
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-6160 Main Line
TribalAffairs@dss.ca.gov

Heather Hostler, OTA Director

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Regulations
California Child Welfare Indicators Project
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Resources

Office of Child Abuse Prevention
Adoptions
Foster Care
ICWA at CDSS
Tribal Consultation

Legislation, Regulations, and County Notices

Judicial Branch: ICWA Laws,Regulations and Judicial Council Forms
AB 12, Chapter 559, Statutes of 2010
Fostering Connections to Success Act
AB 2418, Chapter 468, Statutes of 2010
Indian Children
AB 1325, Chapter 287, Statutes of 2009
Tribal Customary Adoption
AB 770, Chapter 124, Statutes of 2009
Negotiation of Title IV-E Agreements with Tribes
SB 703, Chapter 583, Statutes of 2007
Placement of Children
SB 678, Chapter 838, Statutes of 2006
ICWA Changes in State Law