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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

Webinar Recording

Perceiving Credibility: Judicial Decision-making in Domestic Violence Protective Order Cases

Published: February, 2019| Cara J. Person, PhD, MPH, CPH

Many women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) seek domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs) for secondary IPV prevention. Because judges have considerable autonomy making DVPO case… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Accounting for Abuse in Orders for Protection

Published: November, 2018| NCPOFFC

This protection order guide is designed to help survivors, advocates, attorneys, and judges consider the range of behaviors the respondent has engaged in – from physical, sexual, emotional, economic… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Advanced Full Faith and Credit

Published: October, 2018| Sarah Henry & Millicent Shaw Phipps, NCPOFFC

Please join us for part two of the two part series on Full Faith and Credit. Building on the framework provided in the FFC 101 webinar, this webinar will provide additional information on advanced… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Full Faith and Credit 101

Published: October, 2018| NCPOFFC

Do you have questions about interjurisdictional enforcement of protection orders? Are you looking for information on the federal law pertaining to protection orders? This webinar will allow… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Gathering Technology Abuse Evidence in Protection Order Cases

Published: October, 2018| Ian Harris, JD

Communication software, social media, and location services are increasingly used to stalk, harass, and terrorize. This interactive webinar will examine the technologies most commonly misused in… 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