ACL 14-10: Instructions For Completion Of The Relative Assessment/Approval SOC Forms For A Tribally Approved Home (1/31/14)

federally recognized Indian tribe is authorized to approve or license a home for foster
care or adoptive purposes according to the tribe’s own licensing standards. The home
is not required to obtain a state or county license. The county CWS agency or probation department in collaboration with the child’s tribe ensures compliance with W&IC section 361.4. The tribe is permitted to perform all aspects of the home assessment process except for the criminal and Child Abuse Central Index background check requirements, which are done by the county or probation.  [Download]