National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

Tribal Court Prosecution publications

 

Publications:


Additional Resources - 3

Protocols - 2

 

Additional Resources

 

Considerations in Implementing VAWA’s Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction and TLOA’s Enhanced Sentencing Authority Considerations in Implementing VAWA’s Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction and TLOA’s Enhanced Sentencing Authority

 

This 2014 report compiled by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law provides a look at the experience of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in their implementation of the 2013 VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Enhanced Sentencing Authority.

 

 

Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts:  Lessons Learned from Tribes Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts: Lessons Learned from Tribes

 

 

 

Rethinking Customary Law in Tribal Court Jurisprudence Rethinking Customary Law in Tribal Court Jurisprudence

 

This 2007 article written written by Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher theorizes tribal common law and provides an adequate theory as to how tribal judges should find and apply customary law on a normative level.

 

 

Protocols

 

Tribal Court Judges Bench Book: Sexual Assault Tribal Court Judges Bench Book: Sexual Assault

 

This 2011 guide created by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) provides a summary and analysis to assist tribal governments in creating a comprehensive, community based, victim-centered response to sexual violence and stalking against adult victims.

 

 

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

 

This 2015 policies and procedures guide created by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute features excerpts from over fifteen different operational Healing to Wellness Court manuals to provide context and showcase the possible variety in options when pulling together what will become the foundational document for your Wellness Court.

 

 

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