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How The Indian Child Welfare Legal Challenge Could Change Foster Situations For Tribal Children (Pt 2)

The vast majority of Native Americans believe that tribal children should be raised within their tribe, by tribal parents, not in other cultures where they will lose their tribal identity. Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been looking at the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and how the current legal challenge to this […]

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Are States in The US Complying With CAPTA Laws For Kids Not in Foster Care? (Pt 1)

Federal laws dictate how child welfare agencies around the US treat vulnerable children who aren’t in foster care. Did you know, there’s a federal law that many people aren’t aware of called the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (commonly called CAPTA) that states in the US are required to comply with? CAPTA provides Federal […]

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Cultural Misunderstandings Can Lead to CPS Interventions in Michigan. (Pt 1)

Parents who come from other countries often struggle to overcome language and cultural barriers and have little to no support systems in place to help them. Michigan is a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, and racial variety. Between the extensive immigrant and resettled refugee populations, and the many people living here whose parents and grandparents […]

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Studies Show Mediation Results in Faster, Better Outcomes in CPS Cases

Mediation, where everyone is working together towards the same goal, has much better results for children and families involved with CPS. Earlier this year the Michigan Supreme Court released the results of a study that evaluated Michigan’s Child Protection Mediation (CPM) process when used as an alternative means of achieving permanency in child welfare cases. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Happy Thanksgiving from The Kronzek Firm!   We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day this Thanksgiving! As a firm we are very grateful for our clients and community.   Please remember, statistics show that there increased numbers of domestic violence encounters, which includes greater risks of child abuse, during the […]

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