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, including law enforcement, prosecutors, court administration, probation, advocates, children's protective services, and treatment providers.