About the Southwest Center for Law & Policy

The Southwest Center For Law And Policy is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2002 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
  • Elder Abuse
  • Abuse Of Persons With Disabilities
  • Teen domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Tribal Court Trial Skills

List of OVW Approved Training Modules:


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


SWCLAP is the Parent Organization of the:
National Tribal Trial College – NTTC


SWCLAP is the Parent Organization of:
The National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault – NICCSA