Tribal Protection Orders

Organization and Projects

The following organizations have additional information about protection orders.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is a 100% Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples. We seek to facilitate the sharing of resources so that Indian Nations and tribal justice systems have access to cost effective resources which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of their communities. 

Southwest Center for Law and Policy
The Southwest Center for Law and Policy (SWCLAP) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Since 2002, SWCLAP has been providing legal training and technical assistance, on a national level, to OVW grantees serving American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of sexual and domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse, teen dating violence, firearms violence, and abuse of persons with disabilities.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. Under this grant project and in compliance with statutory requirements, the NIWRC will seek to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.

National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC) is a project of the Battered Women's Justice Project
The mission of NCPOFFC is to facilitate implementation of the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in all states, tribes and territories by raising public awareness of the statute’s requirements and by providing problem-solving technical assistance and support to individuals and jurisdictions; to victims, survivors and advocates. 

Mending the Sacred Hoop
Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women in their tribal communities providing domestic violence help. We are committed to strengthening the voice and vision of Native peoples through grassroots efforts to restore the leadership of Native women. was founded in February 2000 by Elizabeth Martin with the help of a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers interested in seeing the power of the Internet help survivors of domestic violence. In 2001, the website was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. In 2002, added a confidential Email Legal Hotline to offer direct support to survivors, their advocates, friends and family members. Today, more than 1.1 million unique users visit the website annually, and provides referrals and information to more than 2,000 individuals through the Email Hotline. has a page Dedicated to Tribal Orders.

Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women
The mission of the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) is to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors.  Specifically, the LRC works to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases. 

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Justice is a work in progress. It reflects our society’s ever-evolving belief system and our attempt to define what is right, what is wrong, and how to deal with the consequences of those choices. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) works to ensure justice for every family and every child in every court throughout this country.

National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA)
NAICJA is a national association comprised of tribal justice personnel & others devoted to supporting and strengthening tribal justice systems through education, information sharing, and advocacy. As a national representative membership organization, NAICJA 's mission is to strengthen and enhance tribal justice systems.

VAWA and the Courts - A Project of the National Center for State Courts
VAWA and the Courts brings together information and resources developed through ongoing NCSC projects and past initiatives to improve court policy and practice related to violence against women issues. This site is organized by statewide, cross-jurisdictional and local efforts focus areas with additional information sources and links to other organizations. 

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, or call 911, a local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. Learn more technology safety tips. There is always a computer trail, but you can leave this site quickly.


This website is a project of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. Other web resources developed by TLPI include: National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes | Tribal Court Clearinghouse | National Indian Nations Conference | Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts | Walking on Common Ground