ICWA Implementation and County and Tribal Relationships


Introduction of the ICWA Statewide Plan, which connects with tribes and counties to reduce disproportionality of Indian children in California’s child welfare system and enhance outcomes for Indian children, families and tribes throughout the state. Will provide information to attendees from both a County and Tribal perspective on how to build a positive relationship and be inclusive of Tribes in all Social Services programs, especially child welfare and adult services.

  • Dianna Wagner – Children and Family Services Division, California Department of Social Services Assistant Deputy Director

  • Nichole Williamson – Alpine County Administrative Officer and Director of Health & Human Services

  • Suzanne M. Garcia – Tribal Law and Policy Institute Tribal Legal and Child Welfare Specialist

  • Irvin Jim – Washoe Tribe Hung-a-lel-ti Community/Alpine County Chairman Washoe Tribe Hung-a-lel-ti Community/Alpine County Board of Supervisor