WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
Legal Information: Tribal
Abuse in Tribal Communities
How long is a protection order in effect?
Protection orders can last for different periods of time depending on the laws of the specific Native American tribe/pueblo or Alaskan village. For example, on Navajo Lands, a protection order can last for up to five years,1 while a protection order only lasts for one year on Cherokee lands.2
1 Navajo Nation Code Title 9 § 1662(C)
2 See Cherokee Family Violence Center
© 2008–2019 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.