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Webinar Recording

National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys & Advocates

Published: June, 2021|

In collaboration with Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) Southwest Center for Law & Policy (SWCLAP) Stalking Prevention, Awareness and Resources Center (SPARC) of AEquitas Institute… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Protection Order Violations Matrix

Published: February, 2021| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains protection order violation statutes from state and territorial jurisdictions. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

18 USC 922(g)(8) Case Law

Published: February, 2021| 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

State Address Confidentiality Statutes

Published: February, 2021| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains address confidentiality statutes from state and territorial jurisdictions. View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Firearms and Domestic Violence: State and Territorial Statutory Provisions Matrix

Published: February, 2021| 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

Statute Guides & Matrices

State and Territorial Full Faith and Credit Statutes

Published: January, 2021| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state and territorial full faith and credit statutes. View this resource

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

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

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

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

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