Jill Holt, DHHS ICWA program coordinator and Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition (NICWC), kicked off the first of four quarterly “Youth Impact! Brown Baggers” last Wednesday at the Douglas County Civic Center. She presented an overview of the “Legal Implications and Best Practices” of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to an audience which included agency professionals, attorneys, families and interested citizens. She noted that 500 children have already been served by ICWA, now entering its 6th year in Douglas County. She said that 147 counties in the United States are now served. The free Brown Baggers are open to anyone working with children and families in Douglas County. CLEs may be earned as well. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at noon.