In re R.S.: NACC filed an amicus brief asking the Maryland Court of Appeals to rule that the ICPC does not apply to non-custodial out-of-state parents.

Haaland v. Brackeen: NACC and 30 children’s rights organizations filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, et al. vs. Z.C., through his next friend, Lorenz Kaufman:  NACC joined two amicus briefs arguing that due process requires the child welfare agency to provide foster youth with notice of the award of Social Security benefits, appointment as representative payee, and use of these benefits to cover foster care costs. (2/2)

State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, et al. vs. Z.C., through his next friend, Lorenz Kaufman:  NACC joined two amicus briefs arguing that due process requires the child welfare agency to provide foster youth with notice of the award of Social Security benefits, appointment as representative payee, and use of these benefits to cover foster care costs. (1/2)

Abbott v. Doe: NACC joined an amicus brief opposing a Texas legal opinion advancing child abuse investigations for children receiving gender-affirming care.

Rockett v. Eighmy: NACC filed an amicus brief arguing that a family court judge, who detained siblings and threatened to place them in foster care because they did not want to live with their mother, is not entitled to judicial immunity.

Ashley W., et al. v. Eric Holcomb, et al.: NACC and partners filed an amicus brief arguing that the abstention doctrine does not apply in the plaintiffs’ suit against Indiana’s Department of Child Services, its director, and the Governor of Indiana for several violations of their constitutional rights. 

In re J.F. and J.A.F.: NACC joined an amicus brief arguing that a child is entitled to independent counsel in abuse, neglect, and TPR cases in which the child’s wishes differ from the recommendations of the GAL.

In re J.F. and J.A.F.: NACC joined legal services organizations in filing an amicus brief urging the Ohio Supreme Court to clarify a child’s right to independent counsel in abuse, neglect, or TPR cases and the standard for appointment of counsel.

Jonathan R., et al. v. Jim Justice, et al.: NACC and several nonprofit organizations filed an amicus brief arguing that the district court erred by abstaining from hearing the plaintiffs’ federal claims since they did not implicate the abstention doctrine.