Tribal Protection Orders


Organization and Projects

The National Center on Full Faith and Credit is a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project. NCFFC’s mission is to facilitate implementation of the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Violence Against Women Act in all states, tribes, and territories by raising public awareness of the statue’s requirements and by providing problem-solving technical assistance and support to individuals and jurisdictions.

Sacred Circle: National Resource Center to End Violence Against Women (a project of Cangleska, Inc.) is funded by the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Southwest Center for Law and Policy is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing legal education, training, and technical assistance on domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, abuse of persons with disabilities, and stalking to tribal communities and to the agencies and professionals serving them.

Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project (MSH-TA) is a Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to our American Indian and Alaskan Native relations in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children.

The Hope Card Project issues a “hope card” to the person receiving an order of protection (restraining order). The issuing jurisdiction has digital copies of the order on file.

Project Passport – A Project of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association is an eight state regional effort. Kentucky is bordered by more states than any other in the country, so we all came together as a region to develop a practical strategy to increase the implementation of the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act. The states included Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia. We were also pleasantly surprised when the District of Columbia voluntarily joined the Project. mission is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the Internet, empowers women and girls to lead independent lives, free from abuse.



This web site is supported by grant number 2004-WT-AX-K043 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.