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The Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Announces a New Installment in the Enhanced Tribal Authority Series
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is pleased to announce a new publication: Enhanced Sentencing Authority Tribal Law and Order Act.
Enhanced Sentencing Authority Tribal Law and Order Act is a companion publication providing an overview of enhanced sentencing authority under the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), an examination of possible benefits and challenges of implementing that authority, a review of the Bureau of Prisons Tribal Prisoner Program, examples of tribal code implementing provisions, and additional enhanced sentencing authority and TLOA resources. This publication is part of a two-part series on enhanced tribal authority. The other publication discusses Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians under the 2022 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Announces an Installment in the Enhanced Tribal Authority Series
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is pleased to announce a new publication: Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2022.
This publication provides general guidance to assist Tribes in making an informed decision concerning the possible exercise of Tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians. Considerations for exercising criminal jurisdiction over Non-Indians are examined including both the benefits and challenges of exercising criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians. Information is provided concerning the experiences of the implementing Tribes and the role of the Intertribal Technical-Assistance Working Group (ITWG). Extensive information is provided concerning resources available to Tribes interested in exercising this jurisdiction. This publication is part of a two-part series on enhanced Tribal authority, the other publication will discuss Tribal Law and Order Act enhanced sentencing authority.
For more information, please visit www.TribalVAWA.org.
Tribal Law and Policy Institute's New Resources:
Tribal Law and Policy Institute Websites:
The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is a comprehensive website established in June 1997 to serve as a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Nations, American Indian and Alaska Native people, tribal justice systems, victims services providers, tribal service providers, and others involved in the improvement of justice in Indian country. It is one of the most comprehensive websites on tribal justice system issues, and includes a wealth of tribal, state, and federal resources. The Clearinghouse website contains extensive resources on tribal, state, and federal law along with extensive Indian country subject-matter resources, a training events calendar, and resources from all TLPI webinars.
Healing to Wellness Courts includes publications, webinars, and numerous resources concerning Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts (tribal drug courts) and restorative justice in Indian country.
Walking On Common Ground promotes and facilitates tribal-state-federal collaborations. This website includes tribal-state agreements, promising strategies, and information on all federally recognized tribes and tribal courts.
The Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes provides assistance focused on the Indian Child Welfare Act, Tribal title IV-E programs, and continuous quality improvement and data systems. Be sure to visit the Center for Tribe's Tribal Child Welfare Information Exchange for the latest news and resources, including a tribal ICWA managers peer-to-peer network.
The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes) website was developed under a grant from the Children’s Bureau. While that grant period has ended --NRC4Tribes has been replaced by the CBC4Tribes--this website is remaining live to keep the Tribal Child Welfare Resources and information the NRC4Tribes has published throughout the years easily accessible.
Tribal Response A national initiative that provides training, technical assistance and resources for tribal governments and programs that do not currently have Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant funding
Tribal Law Updates provides news and announcements on current events affecting tribal justice systems.
Tribal Sex Trafficking Resources was created for sexual assault and domestic violence tribal coalitions and contains information on sex trafficking in Indian country and a comprehensive victim services directory.
The Tribal Youth Resource Center website was developed under a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. This website provides publications, resources and training information for Tribal youth prevention, intervention, and court-based programs.
The Enhancement Training is a tribal-
specific national training for tribal problem-solving courts. The
Enhancement Training features Wellness Court best practices and
The Tribal Legal Studies project was initiated in 1998 as a collaborative effort between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Native Nations Law and Policy Center, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and four tribal colleges (Turtle Mountain Community College, Salish Kootenai College, Diné College, and Northwest Indian College) to develop, pilot, and implement Tribal Legal Studies curricula at tribal community colleges.
TLPI provides training and technical assistance for tribes interested in implementing the “Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction” provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2022. This project’s Tribal Implementation of VAWA website was developed as a resource focusing on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction. It contains an overview of the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022: Tribal Criminal Jurisdictions over Non-Indians, categories of criminal conduct under VAWA 2022, Frequently Asked Questions, news, webinars and resources, events, funding information, and information for the Intertribal Technical-Assistance Working Group (ITWG). With funding from the Office on Violence Against Women and Bureau of Justice Assistance – TLPI has developed resources under this project: Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2022; Implementing TLOA and VAWA; a comprehensive VAWA resource on the Tribal Court Clearinghouse; and TribalProtectionOrder.org, which serve as an online resource on the drafting and enforcement of tribal protection orders.