Funded as a Special Interest Resource Center: Civil & Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, with additional funding provided by the Office on Violence Against WomenDepartment of Justice.
Webinar Recording

Assisting Survivors With Their Pets During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Published: August, 2020| Zoë Agnew-Svoboda, Nancy Blaney, Melinda D. Merck, Mary Lou Randour

Victims of domestic abuse are often unwilling to leave their companion animals behind when they seek shelter from their abusers. This becomes more difficult in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Victims… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Using Web-Based Technologies to Promote Safe Access to Protection Orders During Pandemics and Natural Disasters

Published: June, 2020| LaJuan Epperson, Barbara Holmes, Jannet Okazaki, Kay Radwanski, Ruth Reichard

During the COVID-19 pandemic, courts have been modifying procedures and expanding remote access to protection orders to help survivors overcome the additional barriers presented by social distancing… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Workplace Violence Protection Order Statutes

Published: November, 2019| NCPOFFC

The following matrix provides information on state statutes concerning workplace harassment and violence protection orders. Such statutes currently exist in twelve states. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Protection Order Statutes: No Fee for Filing, Issuance, Registration and Service of Process

Published: October, 2019| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state statutes prohibiting the charging of fees to petitioners for filing, issuance, service of process, enforcement and registration of protection orders. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Protection Order Definition Matrix

Published: October, 2019| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state statutes with the definition of domestic violence/abuse for obtaining a domestic violence civil protection order. The 2015, 2017 and 2019 revisions are available. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protection Order Service Checklist

Published: October, 2019| NCPOFFC

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Statute Guides & Matrices

State and Territorial Protection Order Registry/Database and Registration Statutes

Published: October, 2019| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides an overview of state and U.S. territories that have enacted laws that outline the entry of protection orders into a database/registry. Note: The lack of a registry/database… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Drafting an Enforceable Tribal Protection Order Involving a Non-member

Published: September, 2019| NCPOFFC

The following general information guide and checklist suggests topics/issues for advocates to discuss with each victim relative to preparing to file a tribal protection order and drafting a tribal… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protection Orders and Working with People with Disabilities

Published: February, 2019| NCPOFFC

The Protection Orders and Working with People with Disabilities tip sheet is a tool that attorneys, advocates, and others can familiarize themselves with common types of disabilities, the unique… 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