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Tips for Good Service: Strategies for Successful Service of Civil Protection Orders

Effective service is a linchpin in the civil protection order process; without it, orders are unenforceable, victims of domestic violence are less safe, and abusers are not held accountable. Please join our panel of practitioners for a discussion of effective approaches to serving civil protection orders, including how their agencies have overcome obstacles and prioritized service. Panelists will offer guidance on implementing an effective service of process system.

With panelists: Lt. Valerie Martinez-Jordan and Sheriff Webre of Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana Captain Lucas A. Nester of Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia Chelle Hunsinger de Enciso, Training Coordinator for King County Prosecuting Attorney Office’s Protection Order Advocacy Program in Seattle, Washington

Civil Protection Orders and Remote Hearings: A Panel Discussion

This webinar focuses on how five different jurisdictions have used methods such as telephonic and video conferencing to hold hearings for the issuance of and compliance with civil protection orders in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The panelists include:

  • Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl Anderson, DeKalb Magistrate Court, Decatur, Georgia
  • Administrative Judge Carroll Kelly, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami, Florida
  • Chief Unified Family Court Judge Janet Helson, King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington
  • Stacey Marz, Administrative Director, Alaska Court System
  • Amy Hernandez, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator & Justice Court Program Coordinator, Utah Administrative Office of the Courts

Working with Interpreters in a Court Setting

This webinar was hosted by The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit in collaboration with the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and the NCJFCJ.

Working with an interpreter is essential to ensuring victim safety for individuals with limited English proficiency in the civil protection order process.

This webinar will provide participants with:

  • Tools and resources needed to effectively work with an interpreter
  • Skills to identify and address problems during interpretation
  • Language access resources to enhance language services for individuals seeking civil protection orders


Child-Related Relief in the Context of Civil Protection Orders: Challenges and Opportunities

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the significant obstacles to inclusion of effective child-related relief in civil protection orders (CPOs)
  • Describe a set of suggested practices to include in an effective CPO process for addressing child-related relief
  • Employ the suggested practices to assess and enhance their own community’s processes and decision-making regarding child-related relief

Power Within the Paper: Court Responses to Enhance Compliance & Enforcement of CPOs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss ways to promote victim safety and batterer accountability by prioritizing civil protection order (CPO) enforcement.
  • Identify and take advantage of opportunities within the CPO process to better prevent and respond to abusers’ access to firearms.
  • Describe the role compliance hearings play in enhancing the system’s response to violations.