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Statute Guides & Matrices

VAWA “No Fee” Toolkit

Published: July, 2018| NCPOFFC

The Violence Against Women Act prohibits jurisdictions that receive funding under the STOP (Services * Training * Officers* Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Improving… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Extreme Risk Laws

Published: June, 2018| Kelly Roskam

This webinar is intended to inform individuals who work with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) about Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and provide an opportunity to explore the implications… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Protection Orders that Matter

Published: May, 2018| David Keck, JD

This webinar provides practical information for advocates, petitioners’ counsel, and the courts for approaching domestic violence protection orders that will have a positive impact in the lives of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Assessing your Court’s Protection Order Process by NCPOFFC

Published: March, 2018| NCPOFFC webinar, presented by Sarah Henry

The Best Practice Assessment of the Civil Protection Order System is NCPOFFC’s free tool to assess a court’s protection order process. Join this webinar to learn about the steps involved in the… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC 922(g)(8) Case Law

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving the federal firearm prohibitor 18 USC 922(g)(8) and protection orders. To receive an electronic or hard copy, please contact NCPOFFC at 1 (800)… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC 922 (g)(9) Case Law

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving the federal firearm prohibitor 18 USC 922(g)(9) and misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV). To receive an electronic or hard copy, please… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Federal Domestic Violence and Stalking Crimes Case Law Matrix

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix is a compilation of case law involving 18 U.S.C. § 2261(a)(1) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261(a)(2) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(1) , 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(2) ,18 U.S.C. §2262(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2262(a)(2).  View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Protection Order Extension Matrix

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides state statutory information on the extension of protection orders' durations.  View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Protection Order Registration Matrix

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state statutes with the definition of domestic violence/abuse for obtaining a domestic violence civil protection order.  View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Coast Guard’s Commandant Instruction 1752.1, The Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2014| United States Coast Guard

Establishes Coast Guard policy on the prevention, identification, reporting, investigation, and treatment of intimate partner and child maltreatment and assigns responsibilities for a coordinated… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Domestic Abuse Involving Department of Defense Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel

Published: September, 2011| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on Domestic Abuse. 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

Laws & Regulations

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Protecting Victims of DV in Protection Order Cases Involving the Military

Published: December, 2010| Christine Zellar Church

This article, published by the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law, explores the intersection of the SCRA and protection order cases filed under state statutes -- specifically… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protection Orders and How They Apply Under Federal Prohibitor 922 (g)(8) to All Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Users: July 19, 2010 Letter from the FBI

Published: July, 2010| FBI

This letter from the FBI describes how the federal firearm prohibitor in 18 USC 922(g)(8) applies to protection orders. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

Published: January, 2010| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

This publication is known as the CPO Guide. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Civil Protective Orders: Improved Safety for Victims & Cost Effective for State Governments

Published: January, 2010| TK Logan

This document provides a brief overview of new research findings on the effectiveness of protection orders. View this resource