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03/20/12
Bench Card
A Practice Guide: Making Child Support Orders Realistic and Enfor…

In 2005, the NCJFCJ received funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement to provide state court judges and other judicial officers with practical, easy-to-use tools that facilitate realistic and…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Family Violence: Legislative Updates

Provide a state-by-state guide to domestic and family violence legislation passed in 1995 through 2015 sessions. Legislators, judges, attorneys, domestic violence coalitions, and others interested in state domestic and family violence legislation will find these…

03/15/12
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A Guide for Effective Issuance and Enforcement of Protection Orde…

This publication, also known as the Burgundy Book, preceded Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (2010). Recognizing the need to promote enforcement of protection orders as a way to promote victim safety and…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Managing Your Divorce: A Guide for Battered Women

This guide is intended to be used by battered women who are representing themselves, without an attorney, in court cases involving child custody. It includes chapters on finding an attorney, financial considerations, custody and divorce…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Model Code on Domestic and Family Violence

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…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Family Violence: Improving Court Practice

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…

03/01/12
Bench Card
Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

This Technical Assistance Brief, A Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence, provides accessible information along with a Checklist for use as a reference tool for judges and practitioners in juvenile and family…

02/29/12
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Full Faith and Credit: A Passport to Safety, A Judge's Guide

Full Faith and Credit: A Passport to Safety, A Judge’s Guide (Passport to Safety) was developed in 1999 as part of the Office on Violence Against Women’s comprehensive effort to assist states, tribes, and territories…

02/29/12
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Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

This publication is known as the CPO Guide. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO Guide as a tool designed to support…

02/29/12
Bench Card
A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases

Because custody cases involving abuse have intermingled issues of safety and access, judges require effective and accessible information and tools to aid their decision-making. The Judicial Guide contains 14 bench cards which provide an easy-to-use…

05/10/10
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Enhancing Court Services to Victims of Domestic Violence

A Technical Assistance Brief: Spotlight on the Cook County Domestic Violence Division

05/01/08
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Bringing the Greenbook to Life: A Resource Guide for Communities

This publication is designed for communities seeking to develop interventions that will improve their responses to families suffering both domestic violence and child maltreatment. This resource guide is organized into eight sections: Understanding Each Other;…