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Statute Guides & Matrices

Firearms and Domestic Violence: State and Territorial Statutory Provisions Matrix

Published: December, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state and territorial firearm statutes as they relate to civil protection orders; criminal offenses, procedures, prohibited transferees; licenses/permits, and background checks. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Advocates

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist provides information for advocates facilitating a discussion with survivors about firearms. It also provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Judges

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for judges provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting purchase or possession of firearms by those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8))… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Law Enforcement

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for law enforcement provides information on two classes of persons prohibited under the domestic violence related provisions of the federal Gun Control Act. Those subject to a… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Prosecutors

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for prosecutors provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act prohibiting those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8)) or those convicted of a misdemeanor crime of… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

El Paso, Texas: A Coordinated Effort to Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers

Published: December, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice explores El Paso's court system's adoption of protocols to aid in the removal of firearms from dangerous abusers. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Forms Inform Courts on Firearms

Published: November, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice focuses on Pueblo, Colorado Courts' adoption of forms to enhance victim safety and offender accountability by providing judges with more information. This article focuses on… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Firearms in the Context of Severe and Fatal Domestic Violence

Published: March, 2014| Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH, Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, Eugenio Carral, J.D.

The faculty discuss research on firearms in the context of severe and fatal domestic violence. They address the risks posed by firearms of both homicide and suicide, health impacts of gun injuries, as… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Firearm Prohibitions: 18 USC 922 (d), (g), (n) and 921 (a)(32), (33)

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

These statutes are the portions of the federal Gun Control Act that relate to domestic violence and firearms, misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV), people under indictment, the official use… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Firearms Surrender/Retrieval and Protection Orders: Research and Practice in North Carolina

Published: July, 2013| Beth Moracco, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Moracco review the findings and recommendations of Preventing Firearms Violence Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: An Evaluation of a New North Carolina Law. Judges in North Carolina… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. View this resource