Join us in Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!
Serving American Indian/Alaska Native communities since 1996
A Native American operated non-profit:
Dedicated to providing free publication resources, comprehensive training, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems in pursuit of our vision to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit of all community members, now, and for future generations.
VAWA 2022 Tribal Provisions Resource
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute has developed several resources around the VAWA 2022 tribal provisions. The VAWA 2022 tribal provisions webpage houses links to the bill and tribal provisions, overviews of the bill and tribal provisions, webinars discussing an overview of the tribal provisions and the covered crimes, and other resources.
Oklahoma v. Castro Huerta Resources
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute has collected various resources on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta. The webpage housed on the Walking on Common Ground site includes an overview of the case, links to webinar recordings, articles, and other relevant recourses.
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.
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.
Tribal Protection Order Resources is designed to assist Native nations and those working in tribal justice systems with information on protection orders, including resources on the drafting and enforcement of tribal protection orders.
The Indian Nations Conference is the oldest and largest DOJ Indian conference to serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian country. This website provides information on the upcoming conference and resource materials from past conferences.
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.