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, Esq. follows each section of the Model Code.