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On behalf of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, Hobbs Straus assisted in obtaining one of the first successful issuances of commercial bonds to finance the construction of an Indian casino.

Tribal TANF & Child Welfare

  • Provide counsel and assistance to tribes and tribal organizations to preserve and exercise their sovereign authority to protect their children and families under programs including:
    • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
    • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) program
    • Child Care and Development Block Grant
    • Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Act
    • Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.  
  • Monitor legislation and provide advocacy to protect the integrity of existing child welfare laws and to secure new federal authority for direct tribal administration of child welfare programs.
  • Assist tribes in establishing and administering programs providing child welfare services, foster care, social services, and Tribal TANF.  
  • Negotiate intergovernmental agreements.
  • Draft tribal ordinances, regulations, and policies.
  • Represent tribes to protect their programs and jurisdictional authority against challenges from state and local agencies.


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