Legal Information: Tribal

Abuse in Tribal Communities

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Updated: 
March 12, 2010

Is there anything I can do to protect myself if I am not eligible for a protection order?

Yes. Whether or not you are eligible for a protection order, you should consider making a safety plan to help keep you and your family safe. If you are not safe at home, you might try staying with a friend or at a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Shelters are often good places to go to for help, support, and advice. Please see our Staying Safe page for ideas.

Check the "States and Local Programs" page under the Places that Help tab at the top of this page for the state your reservation is located in for a list of resources that may be able to help you and your family.