Indian Child Welfare

Mission 

To protect and maintain the integrity of Comanche families that are determined to be at "at risk" of abuse and neglect and to ensure Comanche Indian children removed from their own home, due to abuse and neglect, are in the least restrictive placement.

Services 

The Comanche Nation Indian Child Welfare program provides the following:

  • Regular contact with families
  • Support counseling with foster families
  • Monthly visits with children in ICW custody
  • Referrals or services on a case by case basis to prevent the removal of Comanche children from their home
  • Promoting "Safe & Stable Families" (Title IV B)
  • Certification of foster homes
  • Foster home assessments and certification
  • State court intervention for child welfare cases
  • Comanche Nation Tribal Court child welfare cases

The Comanche Nation has approximately 73 enrolled/eligible for enrollment children in the custody of the State of Oklahoma and other states thoughout the United States.  These children are placed by the state in non-Native American foster homes.  If these children are unable to be reunited with their parents they will be placed for adoption.  The Comanche Nation Indian Child Welfare is unable to transfer cases to tribal court without the tribal foster homes we so desperately need.  To prevent the disintergration of Comanche families, our people must step forward.  If you have the ability to meet the needs of a child who is unable to be with their own family, please become a foster parent and help us protect and maintain the integrity of Comanche families and the future of the Comanche Nation.

Indian Child Welfare

Physical Address:
1921 E Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: (580) 280-4751
Fax Number: (580) 354-0808
Mailing Address-
PO Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502

Email

Indian Child Welfare

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm