Tribal Coalitions Program [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Tribal Coalitions Program refers to the U.S. Department of Justice Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program authorized in the Violence Against Women Act of 2000. The program aims to build the capacity of survivors, advocates, Indian women's organizations, and victim service providers to form nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions to end violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

The Tribal Coalitions Program grants are used to:

a. increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women;

b. enhance the response to violence against women at the tribal, federal, and state levels; and

c. identify and provide technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services.