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Child Protection

 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Child Protection Services
P.O. Box 365
385 Agency Road
Lapwai, ID  83540
Ph: 208-843-7302
Fax: 208-843-9401

VISION

To promote the safety and well being of all Nez Perce children

 

GOALS

To support and protect them from child abuse and neglect and to provide services to families to maintain family unity

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

To provide intervention, prevention, case management, referral, collateral, and collaborative services to children who are victims of or at risk of child abuse and neglect.  The caseworker will facilitate the established Child Protection Team as designated by the Tribal law and Order Code.  The caseworker is responsible for emergency foster care placement services.  The caseworker will assist in foster parent recruitment efforts, creating a positive working relationship with all pertinent resources, and community education on child abuse/neglect, and other activities to strengthen both families and the overall child protection program.  The caseworker is responsible for intake investigations and appropriate follow-up services for reports of alleged child abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment of Nez Perce children residing on the reservation.

 

STAFF 

  • Joni Williams - BA, Indian Child Welfare Director

  • Rebecca Lehman - LMSW, FGDM Education/Trainer

  • Charlotte Watters - MSW, Resource Case Worker

  • Albana Antone - BA, Resource Case Worker

  • Feather Holt - BS, Resource Case Worker

  • Vacant - Foster Home Educator/Licensor

 

 

 

 



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