Alaska Tribal Justice Resource Center

Providing Training and Technical Assistance to Alaska Tribal Justice Systems

Crisis Line:  Full listing of contact information in all Alaska locations.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is tragically all too common in Alaska, and in some way, it affects every Alaskan either directly or indirectly. Domestic violence happens in communities throughout Alaska, and although it is difficult to measure, it occurs at a rate that is likely the highest per capita in the United States. Stopping the violence and healing the damage it causes is a tremendous challenge that requires approaches from many angles. Alaska tribal courts may use court ordered protection as one tool in this challenge. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress in 1994 requires that states and tribes recognize and honor each other’s protective orders. Being required to recognize and honor each other’s orders is referred to as giving ‘full faith and credit.’ Samples of tribal protective orders and many other resources for stopping the violence are provided on this website.

Domestic Violence Organizations and Hotlines

Alaska and National Support

Alaska Directory of Shelters & Victim Advocates

Alaska Hotlines

Crisis Line:  Full listing of contact information in all Alaska locations.

National Hotlines

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 • TTY: 800-787-3224
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673) 
  • VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday): 1-800-247-9763

Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center

Call (907) 328-3990

The Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center envisions our Tribal women, communities and families free from violence, healing the trauma and utilizing the wisdom of our ancestors to create effective community/Tribal responses to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, trafficking, sexual assault, and related injustices. 

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Call (907) 586-3650 or (907) 269-5511

OUR VISION:   The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault promotes and sustains a collective movement to end violence and oppression through social change.

OUR MISSION:   To be a collective voice for victims and survivors and to support those agencies and communities working to prevent and eliminate domestic and sexual violence.

The Yup'ik Women's Coalition

Ending Violence in Alaska

The Yup’ik Women’s Coalition (YWC) strives to promote safety of women through education and advocacy. The YWC is committed to organize community efforts to end violence against women and children within Yup’ik villages through strengthening the traditional Yup’ik beliefs and teachings that have guided our people for thousands of years. The YWC is dedicated to the safety of women and believe in all the rights of all people to live without fear, threat, violence and oppression.

Alaska Tribal Health Consortium Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Call 1 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 911. 

Alaska Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program partners with multiple statewide and regional partners to identify resources for assistance. The video below itself promotes a culturally relevant approach to healthy relationships. It is a critical time for anyone facing domestic and sexual violence to know you are not alone.  If you are in need of immediate assistance, call the domestic violence crisis line at 

Bay Haven DV/SA

About Bay Haven DV/SA

Bay Haven DV/SA (Domestic Violence Sexual Assault) offers comprehensive services and support for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Hooper Bay and the surrounding sub-region including Chevak and Scammon Bay.

NamUs Program

About NamUs

NamUs is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. Funded and administered by the National Institute of Justice and managed through a cooperative agreement with the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, all NamUs resources are provided at no cost to law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, allied forensic professionals, and family members of missing persons.

StrongHearts Native Hotline

Call 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

StrongHearts Native Helpline is a safe domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. Anonymous and confidential.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

Breaking The Cycle Of Violence

Our mission is to provide national leadership to end violence against American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian women by supporting culturally grounded, grassroots advocacy.

Domestic Violence Resources

Tribal Domestic Violence Order Judge’s Guide

Tribal Court Orders - AlaskaTribes.Org

A Tribe can play a significant role in protecting its citizens who are experiencing domestic violence by issuing Tribal Domestic Violence Orders or Orders of Protection. To help understand what this process entails, ALSC has created a Judge’s Guide to Tribal Domestic Violence Orders. 

Tribal Domestic Violence Order Judge’s Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the Parties in a Domestic Violence Case?

  • What is an Order of Protection?

  • What Domestic Violence Law Applies in Tribal Court?

  • Do Tribal Orders Have to Look Like State Orders?

  • Does Full Faith and Credit Apply to Tribal Orders?

Emergency Tribal Domestic Violence Protective Order SAMPLE

Long Term Tribal Domestic Violence Protective Order SAMPLE

Violence Against Women (VAWA)

Alaska Tribal Justice Resource Center

Training & Technical Assistance Support

731 East 8th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501

This is a RurAL CAP affiliated program.

Dena’inaq ełnen’aq’ gheshtnu ch’q’u yeshdu: I live and work on the land of the Dena’ina people

This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-IC-BX-K004 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. 

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes:  The Bureau of Justice Statistics, The National Institute of Justice, The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. 

Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.