jurisdiction does not extend to the Indian child who resides on tribal land.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS)reports child abuse or neglect
that occurs on tribal land involving an Indian child victim and an Indian or
non-Indian perpetrator as addressed in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
for Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse Criminal Offenses in Indian Country
between the OKDHS, tribal law enforcement and Child Protective Services (CPS)
agencies, BIA, United States Attorney's offices for the Western, Northern, and
Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Indian
(1) The MOU requires that
OKDHS notify these entities of reports involving abuse, neglect, or both, of
the Indian child that occurs on tribal land.
(2) The MOU provides extensive guidelines for
use and contact numbers and addresses for all parties who require notification
of CPS reports.
investigation or assessment of reports of abuseor neglect of a non-Indian child
residing or found on tribal land is not within the tribe's jurisdiction. These
reports are referred to OKDHS for disposition.
Okla. Admin. Code §
Added at 19 Ok Reg
2209, eff 6-27-02 ; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 854, eff 5-12-05 ; Amended at 30 Ok
Reg 839, eff 7-1-13