Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act Law & Legal Definition


The Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (“Act”) is a federal legislation that provides fund for the Indian reservations of treatment programs for victims of child sexual abuse. It is established pursuant to 42 CFR 136.401. It establishes the Indian Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Grant Program to aid child abuse victims. The Act also provides for technical assistance and training related to the investigation and treatment of cases of child abuse and neglect. The Act establishes for the treatment and prevention of incidents of family violence.

Additionally, the Act also requires tribally operated programs to protect Indian children and reduce the incidents of family violence in Indian country. The Act authorizes other actions necessary to ensure effective child protection on Indian reservations.