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California AG Information Bulletin on Tribal Protection Orders

February 7, 2017

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute applauds the California Attorney General for issuing this much-needed law enforcement guidance for the enforcement of tribal court protection orders. “Law enforcement officers must enforce valid tribal court protection orders…”. Thank you!

From the Bulletin, issued 11/29/2016:

"Both California and federal law require all law enforcement officers of this state to enforce tribal court protection orders, sometimes called “protective orders.”  (Cal. Fam. Code, §§ 6400-6409 [Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protective Orders Act]; 18 U.S.C. § 2265 [Violence Against Women Act; federal law requiring “full faith and credit” be given to tribal court protection orders].) . . . "

Click here to read full bulletin.