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Legal Information: Tribal
Abuse in Tribal Communities
How much does it cost to get a tribal protection order?
The federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) prohibits states, tribal nations, and territories that receive certain federal funding from charging fees for protection orders that deal with domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.1 Most of the tribal nations receive this funding and so, therefore, you should not be charged a fee to file or serve the order.
1 34 U.S.C. §§ 10450(a); 10461(c)(1)
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