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News Article

An Overview of Full Faith and Credit: Part II

Published: September, 2014| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This news article is the second part of a newsletter discussing specific procedures and resources that help facilitate enforcement of protection orders pursuant to the full faith and credit provision… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Increasing Survivor Safety and Offender Accountability Through Court Watch Programs

Published: July, 2014| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This promising practice article provides information on how Court Watch Programs are used to pinpoint systemic problems and gaps in the protection order system. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Improving Protection Order Practices: Tools and Technical Assistance

Published: June, 2014| NCPOFFC, Steven Aycock, Nancy Hart

This webinar contains information on two key joint NCJFCJ and NCPOFFC resources—Civil Protection Orders: A Guide to Improving Practice (the CPO Guide) and Engaging in a Best Practice Assessment of the… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Representing Clients Experiencing Trauma in Civil Protection Order Cases

Published: May, 2014| NCPOFFC, Erika Sussman, Olga Trujillo

This webinar contains information on the impact of trauma on legal advocacy, how to recognize trauma in clients, common diagnoses often associated with trauma and how to interact with survivors. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Strategies to Prosecute Interstate Domestic Violence Cases

Published: April, 2014| NCPOFFC, Margaret Grohban

This webinar contains information on intimate partner homicide, domestic violence and abuse trends, VAWA and its amendments, the definition of interstate domestic violence and common types of abuse… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Supporting Survivors with Disabilities and Deaf Survivors: Key Considerations for Accessing Protection Orders and Other Supports

Published: April, 2014| NCPOFFC, Sandra Harrell

This webinar contains information on the dynamics of abuse for people with disabilities, unique issues that occur when protection orders are sought, additional barriers these survivors face when… View this resource

News Article

An Overview of Full Faith and Credit: Part I

Published: April, 2014| NCPOFFC, Monica N. Player

This news article provides an overview of the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 18 U.S.C. §2265. This is the first part of the article. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Full Faith and Credit 101

Published: February, 2014| NCPOFFC, NCPOFFC

This webinar provides an overview of interjurisdictional enforcement of protection orders. Information on enforcement of these orders by courts and law enforcement is included. View this resource

News Article

Probation and Parole: A Key Discipline in the Protection Order Enforcement Process

Published: February, 2014| NCPOFFC, Millicent Shaw Phipps

This newsletter provides information on probation and parole department staff's key role in protection order enforcement. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC § 922 d(8), d(9), g(8), g(9)

Published: January, 2014| NCPOFFC

These statutes are the domestic violence related firearm prohibitions from the federal Gun Control Act, 18 USC 922 (d)(8), (d)(9), (g)(8), (g)(9). To receive an electronic or hard copy, please contact… 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