The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) has always provided authority for Federally Recognized Tribes to approve homes for placement of their children removed from the custody of their parents or Indian custodian (25 U.S.C. § 1915). However, tribes did not have access to state or federal criminal history repositories.  With 2014 Senate Bill 1460, approved Tribes can complete both the home assessment and background checks for their prospective tribal homes and have a pool of available homes for Indian children. Therefore, the goal of Tribal Criminal Background Checks training sessions is to understand how to get SB1460 approved and conduct criminal background checks before placing an Indian child into foster care placement.