OVW FY 2013 National Tribal Protection Order Registry Initiative


Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) includes a number of programs and initiatives that are specific to the unique needs of tribal governments. Section 905 of the Act authorizes the creation of a national tribal protection order registry that would contain “civil and criminal order of protection issued by Indian tribes and participating jurisdictions. ” The statute also directs the Attorney General of the United States to “contract with any interested Indian tribe, tribal organization, or tribal nonprofit organization to develop and maintain” the registry. The goal of Section 905 is to provide Indian tribal governments with the ability to have timely access to accurate data related to individuals who are the subject of a criminal or civil protection order issued by tribal courts. The registry will also provide participating tribes with the opportunity to share information about alleged domestic violence offenders with other tribal jurisdictions nationwide. Tribes also need the ability to share information with non-tribal law enforcement agencies in order to help protect Indian women from violence. The goal of this initiative is to develop and implement a tribal protection order registry specified in Title IX of VAWA 2005 containing civil and criminal orders of protection issued by Indian tribes and participating jurisdictions, as well as to assist tribes with accessing the national criminal information databases.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/17/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Justice Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Neelam J. Patel
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $2,500,000.00


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