Social Services and ICWA

The Cochiti Pueblo Social Services and Indian Child Welfare Act Department

Social Services
Agency responsible for providing human services for children, youth, adults, elders and families.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
A federal law that seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families. Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978 in response to the alarmingly high number of Indian children being removed from their homes by both public and private agencies.

Our Vision
Develop a safe, strong, and healthy foundation for the preservation of Cochiti Pueblo children, families, and individuals through maintaining cultural awareness by adhering to tribal customs and laws for the betterment of the whole community.

Our Mission
Dedicated to the welfare and well being of Cochiti Pueblo families to safeguard, guide, and educate by encouraging self-reliance, accountability and empowerment of the individuals we serve.

The Cochiti Pueblo Social Services & ICWA department serves to provide child and adult protective services, case management, family services, welfare resources, behavioral health provisions, awareness events, and prevention activities to the community members of Cochiti Pueblo. The focus of the department is to offer family support services to assist in family preservation through prevention, intervention and resolvement of concerns by taking a holistic comprehensive approach.

The goal for the Cochiti Pueblo Social Services & ICWA department is to ensure the best outcome and treatment for children, youth, adults, elders and families in our community.

Cochiti Pueblo Social Services Department
P.O. Box 70
255 Cochiti Street
Cochiti Pueblo NM, 87072

Office Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Office (505) 465-3139
Fax (505) 465-3173
24/7 Cell (505) 803-8536

About Cochiti Pueblo

Located 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Santa Fe, the community is a historic pueblo, which is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cochiti pueblo people are a federally recognized tribe of Native Americans. The pueblo administers 53,779 acres (217.64 km2) of reservation land and possesses concurrent jurisdiction over the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

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