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Statute Guides & Matrices

Full Faith and Credit Statute with Definitions 18 U.S.C. §§ 2265-2266

Published: October, 2020| NCPOFFC

This statute is the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 USC 2265 and the applicable definitions 18 USC 2266. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

VAWA “No Fee” Toolkit

Published: October, 2020| 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

Statute Guides & Matrices

Predominant Aggressor Matrix

Published: October, 2020| National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit

This matrix is a compilation of all state statutory provisions that direct law enforcement officers to determine the predominant/primary/principal aggressor prior to arrest in domestic violence… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking in the Protection Order Process: Challenges and Options

Published: October, 2020| Erika Gonzalez, M. Cristina Bae Chung

Human trafficking victims often experience several forms of abuse, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. These survivors may be afraid to disclose information to obtain relevant legal… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Protection Order Definition Matrix

Published: September, 2020| NCPOFFC

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

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

Webinar Recording

Tools for Advocates Responding to COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

Published: April, 2020| Rob (Roberta) Valente

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased danger for survivors of domestic violence in the past few months. Governmental “stay at home” orders have forced many survivors and their children into… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Working with Interpreters in a Court Setting

Published: March, 2020| Cannon Han, Hon. Ramona A. Gonzalez

Working with an interpreter is essential to ensuring victim safety for individuals with limited English proficiency in the civil protection order process.  This webinar will provide participants with… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Extreme Risk Laws Matrix

Published: December, 2019| NCPOFFC

This matrix provides information on Extreme Risk Laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders. 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