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The Tribal Law and Policy Institute partnered with the following organizations in our efforts to provide the best training and technical assistance to tribal coalitions working on the issues of sexual assault and sex trafficking in Indian Country. Our partners provided expertise on sexual assault and sexual trafficking in Indian Country and are highly experienced in their respective fields. Please Note: The grant period for this project ended in September, 2016 along with the formal project partnership. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is now using its own, non-federal, funds to further develop and maintain this website.

The Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence (ATCEV) is a nonprofit organization formed by Tribal Coalition leadership to support and strengthen Tribal Coalitions with the services and activities they provide to Native domestic and sexual violence programs.

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. NCAI's mission is to:


  • Protect and enhance treaty and sovereign rights.

  • Secure our traditional laws, cultures, and ways of life for our descendants.

  • Promote a common understanding of the rightful place of tribes in the family of American governments.

  • Improve the quality of life for Native communities and peoples.


The Tribal Judicial Institute was established in 1993 to provide training and technical assistance to twenty tribal courts in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Since then, the Institute has expanded to become a national institute and has conducted over 500 local, regional and national training sessions for approximately 250 different tribal courts and tribal agencies throughout the nation.

The Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence is organized under The American Bar Association (ABA). For 20 years, the Commission has conducted trainings to better equip lawyers to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence, provided legal resources to support lawyers who represent victims, connected lawyers with local organizations. The Task Force on Human Trafficking is a sub-group of the ABA that has also partnered with TLPI and the Tribal Coalitions on this project.

The Global Freedom Center’s mission is to foster an expanded, knowledgeable and mobilized global community against human trafficking that will identify and assist more trafficked persons and develop the policies and strategies required to prevent trafficking.

The Southwest Center For Law And Policy is a non-profit organization providing legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people. They are the host of the National Tribal Trial College providing free legal training for Attorneys, Judges, Law Enforcement, Advocates and Community Members on: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating/Relationship Violence, Firearms Violence, Abuse Of Elders,Abuse Of Persons With Disabilities, Victims' Rights, Sex Offender Registration and Notification, Forensic Evidence, Tribal Court Trial Skills.

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