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Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Program: Civil Protection Order Cases

April 20, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Washington, D.C.

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV), a partnership of Futures Without Violence, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, offers a highly interactive seminar that will allow a small group of judges to address specific challenges in new or emerging complex topics facing the courts. This seminar will address civil protection orders. Judicial participants will leave the workshop with greater knowledge and skills for handling cases involving domestic violence.

A judge participant in this workshop will be better able to:

  • Use risk and danger assessment tools when rendering decisions in civil protection order cases;
  • Apply an understanding of domestic violence when issuing economic relief on behalf of victims and their children;
  • Manage protection order cases involving pro se litigants and recognize the ability to promote a pro se litigant’s access to justice within the ethical constraints of a judge; and
  • Identify the wide range of enforcement mechanisms available to ensure compliance with protection orders, including civil and criminal contempt proceedings.


Participation is open to new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges and judicial officers wishing to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. Participation is limited to 20 judges and judicial officers who have previously attended the NJIDV Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 


There is no charge for the educational portion of the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs. To apply for this workshop or for more information on the workshop, please visit or contact the registrar. This workshop is pending approval. Please note that you are not accepted into this workshop until you have received a confirmation packet via email from the registrar. If accepted, hotel reservation information will be provided at that time.

If you have questions you may contact the registrar, Amber Clark, at (775) 507-4784 or

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