National Tribal Trial College (NTTC)

Southwest Center for Law and Policy provides free legal training on domestic and sexual violence, stalking, abuse of persons with disabilities, federal firearms violations, and elder abuse through the National Tribal Trial College (NTTC). Free, interactive, skills based legal training at the NTTC is held at locations across the country for criminal and civil justice professionals, courts, law enforcement, healthcare providers, advocates and allied professionals.  All courses are taught by Indian Country experts on the effective litigation and investigation of violence committed against American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women. Participants learn important legal skills in small, discipline specific groups to advance safety and justice for American Indian/Alaska Native victims. Free Continuing Legal Education, Law Enforcement Training Units, CEUs, and CMEs are available.  Priority for enrollment in the free, 2 day, interactive courses is given to Office on Violence Against Women grantees.

Upcoming Free Legal Training Institutes (NTTC)

  • Legal and Victim Advocacy for Special Needs American Indian/Alaska Native Victims of Sexual Violence: (scheduled for December 2015 in Palm Springs, CA)
2016 NTTC Wisconsin Flyer (PDF)
The 2016 NTTC application period has closed.
Please check back for future courses.
For more information contact:
Karen Velasquez
(520) 623-8192 or email

To be added to our email list for updates and information about our upcoming 2015 free webinars, teleconferences and on-site trainings.  Click here

The Southwest Center For Law And Policy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people.

We are the host of the National Tribal Trial College providing free legal training for Attorneys, Judges, Law Enforcement, Advocates and Community Members on:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Dating/Relationship Violence
  • Firearms Violence
  • Abuse Of Elders
  • Abuse Of Persons With Disabilities
  • Victims' Rights
  • Sex Offender Registration and Notification
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Tribal Court Trial Skills

List of OVW Approved Training Modules


For more information about our upcoming free conferences, click here.


SWCLAP works with the Office on Violence Against Women to develop and deliver trainings throughout the country. 


SWCLAP is the Parent Organization of the:


Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations, Services, Training, Access and Resources - SAFESTAR



National Tribal Trial College


The National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault - NICCSA





Southwest Center For Law And Policy
475 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701
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This project is supported by grant numbers 2008-TA-AX-K013 and 2007-TA-AX-K001 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed on this website are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the position of the Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. Materials contained on this site as well as links to other sites should not be construed as legal information, legal advice, legal representation, or any form of endorsement or recommendation. All materials within these web pages are copyrighted. (c) Southwest Center For Law And Policy and Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. All rights reserved.