NIJC is dedicated to providing the highest quality and cost-effective training sessions and provides each trainee/attendee with a comprehensive course manual and certificate of completion. In addition, by attending our training seminars, Continuing Learning Education credits (CLE credits) may be obtained from your provider.

The NIJC training schedule is subject to change. Please contact NIJC for further information or to be added to the mailing list. Announcements and application forms for each session will be mailed prior to each session.

Click on each training session to print a registration form and fax to us at (707) 579-9019 in order to register for any of the following training sessions. This provides the highest security to ensure credit card numbers do not fall in the wrong hands!! OR call (707) 579-5507 OR (800) 966-0662 to register toll free.

Tuition for the sessions is $545 per person. NIJC presents two separate training sessions at each location.

NIJC Staff and Consultants are constantly involved in ongoing research regarding issues in Indian country in order to ensure that NIJC provides the most current, updated, and relevant training.

NIJC designs and conducts ON-SITE training tailored to specific needs. If you wish to discuss an ON-SITE, please call the above number or E-mail us at:

On-Line Courses

The National Indian Justice Center is pleased to provide the following online courses. These courses are available by going to NIJC's Distance Learning Website:

Some courses may require a username and password. Visit and click on the course title that you are interested in. You will be directed to a sign up form for the course. Within 10 days of signing up, you will receive a username and password for the course. You may also request a username and password by e-mailing Barry Litchfield at At this time, all courses are free to anyone interested in taking the course. Read below for descriptions of current courses.

  • Native Youth in Action - Tribal Government Civics Course

    A distance learning classroom and social forum for Native Youth in Action program participants. The classroom curricula consists of culturally appropriate curricula on Native American educational, cultural and social issues. This information may assist NYA program participants in setting goals for their service learning activities. NYA program participants are encouraged to add information about their own communities to this distance learning curricula.

  • Native Youth in Action: Forum

    Native Youth in Action is a project of the national Indian Justice Center and is funded by Learn and Serve America, Corporation for National Community Service.

  • Preparing a Healthy Path: Planning and Implementing Tribal Adult Healing to Wellness Courts for Participants Who Have FAS/FAE

    Native Youth in Action is a project of the national Indian Justice Center and is funded by Learn and Serve America, Corporation for National Community Service.

    (Click this link to download the registration form for this course and to request a username and password.)

    The goal of the Preparing a Healthy Path: Planning and Implementing Tribal Adult Healing to Wellness Course for Participants Who Have FAS/FAE distance learning curriculum is to increase the capacity of tribal communities nationwide to plan, implement and operate tribal adult drug courts to meet the unique needs of participants who have FAS/FAE in order to reduce crime in Indian Country.

This online course is funded through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Byrne Competitive Grant Program, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this online course (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).

NIJC Training Survey 2017

The National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) is a training and technical assistance organization that seeks to improve the administration of justice and to improve health and safety in tribal communities. We are developing our 2018 training schedule and would like to know what training sessions and locations that are of interest to you. 
We invite you to participate in our survey by clicking the link below:
Thank you!

2017 NIJC Training Schedule


Date Location


March 22-24, 2017 Reno, NV
March 27-29 2017 Sacramento, CA
May 1-3, 2017 Valley Center, CA
May 24-26, 2017 Reno, NV
July 7, 2017 and via Webinar Santa Rosa, CA
  • What Tribal Communites need to know about the Impact of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) on the Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA)


July 18-21, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA
September 25-29, 2017 Tucson, AZ
November 29-December 1, 2017 New Orleans, LA
December 11-13, 2017 Las Vegas, NV




Participants must call and cancel at least 30 days prior to the scheduled training to receive a full refund. If you do not cancel within 30 days prior to a scheduled class a $60.00 administrative fee will be assessed. No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received on or after the conference or seminar.