Publications

Model Code on Domestic and Family Violence
Model Code on Domestic and Family Violence
January 1, 1994
The Model Code was drafted by a multidisciplinary Advisory Committee comprised of judges, battered women's advocates, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other professionals. The five chapters of the Model Code  include General Provisions, Criminal Penalties and Procedures, Civil Orders for Protection, Family and Children, and Prevention and Treatment. Commentary written by Barbara J. Hart,...More
Family Violence: Improving Court Practice
Family Violence: Improving Court Practice
January 1, 1990
Sets forth recommendations, which the NCJFCJ adopted as official policy, for improving court practices in family violence cases and details the policies and procedures necessary to create and maintain an effective court, agency and community response to family violence. In addition to recommendations for criminal and civil courts, there are policy recommendations for court-related agencies,...More