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Other BWJP Offices

The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit

The Protection Orders/Full Faith and Credit Office provides ongoing technical assistance and training on full faith and credit, federal firearms prohibitions related specifically to domestic violence, federal domestic violence and stalking crimes, and inter-jurisdictional child custody cases involving domestic violence.  Audiences include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, court administrators and other court personnel, civil attorneys, victim advocates, and others who work with victims of domestic violence and stalking.  For more information, please visit www.fullfaithandcredit.org

Contact the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit:

1901 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 1011
Arlington, VA  22209

p 800-903-0111, ext. 2
p 703-312-7922
f 703-312-7966

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

This Office provides customized, case-specific technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and their defense teams (attorneys, advocates and expert witnesses). The Defense Center works on cases that involve women who have injured or killed their batterer in self-defense; battered women who have been coerced into criminal activity; women charged with "failing to protect" their children from their batterer’s violence; and women who charge with parental kidnapping or custodial interference after fleeing with their child(ren) to protect themselves or their children from their batterer’s violence.  For more information, please visit www.ncdbw.org. 

Technical assistance may be offered in the following areas:

Defense Issues
  • Criminal cases involving battered women charged with crimes (at all stages of the criminal proceedings)
  • Use of expert witnesses in criminal cases involving battered women defendants (including information about expert testimony about battering and its effects)
  • Intimate partner homicide information
  • Incarcerated battered women
  • Prison and jail support groups for battered women
  • Clemency
  • Battered women's use of violence

The National Clearinghouse accepts collect calls from women in jail or prison.

Contact BWJP Defense Office:

(National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women)
125 South 9th Street, Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA  19107

p 800-903-0111, ext. 3
p 215-351-0010
f 215-351-0779