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Special Feature: Justice in Indian Country: Tribal Law

Publications

Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems
U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of the Interior, August 2011

Model Tribal Sex Offender Registration Code/Ordinance (SORNA Compliant Language) Revised
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, March 2011

Protecting the Civil Rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, July 2010

Tribal Resolutions Pursuant to the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, March 2008

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws - Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, January 2008

2008 Report of the National Roundtable on Sex Offender Registration and Notification in Indian Country
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, 2008

Tribal Domestic Violence Case Law: Annotations for Selected Tribal Cases Related to Domestic Violence
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, 2005

Related Resources

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
BIA is responsible for the administration and management of 52.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Tribal Crime and Justice
The Tribal Crime and Justice section of the NIJ Web site provides information on tribal law enforcement, crime prevention, violence and victimization, and tribal law.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
The SMART Office was authorized in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders.

U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ)
OTJ is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice's government to government relationship with Indian tribes and also serves as a source of Indian law expertise for the Department.

U.S. Department of Justice: Tribal Justice and Safety
The Department of Justice's Tribal Justice and Safety Web site serves as a one-stop shop for tribal communities, developed to provide a user-friendly, updated and comprehensive resource for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities to help further improve public safety.

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties.

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