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 Video Announcement Slide

VAWA 2022 Video Announcement Slide

This webinar provides an overview of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization bill (VAWA) 2022, and discusses the VAWA 2013 and 2022 Tribal Jurisdiction Provisions. It also provides information about the Inter-Tribal Working Group and resources available to tribes.

New Publication Announcement

New Publication Announcement

Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Laws on Crimes against Children (2022) is designed to provide a process for enacting a culturally-appropriate criminal code that addresses the victimization of tribal children. Content covered in this publication includes the effects of violence on children, protections for child victims during the criminal process, summaries of existing tribal criminal code provisions, and considerations for approaching tribal code development.

TLPI Executive Director Honored by ABA CRSJ

TLPI Executive Director Honored by ABA CRSJ

In 2022, the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ) honored TLPI's Executive Director, Jerry Gardner, with its Father Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service. Jerry's leadership at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and his lifelong commitment to serving Indian country was celebrated during a virtual ceremony.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute Websites:

Tribal Court Clearinghouse

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

Tribal Wellness Courts
Tribal-State Collaboration
Tribal Child Welfare Capacity Building

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. 

Strengthening Tribal Response to Violenc
Tribal Law Updates
Tribal Trafficking Resources

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.

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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 
innovative strategies.

Tribal Protection Order

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.  

OVC Indian Nations Conference

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. 

Tribal Child Welfare Resources

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.