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09/07/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Teen Dating Violence and LGBTQIA+ Youth: A Resource to Support Ju…

Teen dating violence, commonly known as dating violence, dating abuse, or relationship violence affects a wide range of young people from multiple backgrounds. This publication will explore some of the experiences and impacts of dating…

08/17/22
Publication
Civil Protection Orders: Strategies for Safe and Effective Servic…

For civil protection orders to be enforced, they must first be served on the respondent. While most states require that protection orders be personally served on the respondent, this can often prove to be a…

08/10/22
Publication
Frequently Asked Questions about Electronic Filing in Cases Invol…

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many courts have expanded electronic access to filing certain types of cases by self-represented litigants, including for victims seeking protection orders. This publication looks at some of the frequently asked questions…

08/10/22
Publication
Improving Safety and Privacy in Civil Protection Order Cases: In-…

Many victims of domestic violence seek court-ordered safety measures to prevent and mitigate violence and abuse in their lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, courts implemented general safety measures for in-person hearings and expanded the use…

07/29/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Suggested Components of Law Enforcement Protocols Addressing Fire…

This compendium presents examples from across the country of components of a thorough law enforcement protocol for addressing firearms in domestic violence cases. Samples are organized around Introductory Language (statutes, the relationship between federal and…

07/25/22
Bench Card
Dividing Retirement Benefits at Divorce Bench Card

A retirement benefit can be a major asset in a divorce and may be the key to providing financial security to a domestic violence survivor. To effectively divide this asset, though, federal and state provisions…

07/14/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Justice for Families Technical Assistance Brief: What To Do When …

This brief offers practical tips for visitation and exchange arrangements, suggestions for terms to include in the custody order or parenting plan, and overarching principles to keep in mind when tailoring an order to the…

02/10/22
Publication
Custody and Parenting Time Orders: Compliance Monitoring and Enfo…

This document provides a set of suggested practices and strategies for consideration by courts seeking to improve compliance with custody and parenting time orders. Main topics include exercising judicial leadership, crafting orders with enforceability and…

02/10/22
Publication
Strategies to Improve the Response to Firearms in Civil Protectio…

This document provides a checklist of strategies for judges to improve the response to firearms in civil protection order cases. Main topics include steps to assemble multi-disciplinary collaborative teams, mapping the civil protection process to…

10/25/21
Case Law Update
Domestic Violence Rebuttable Presumption: Case Law Update 2018-20…

This document contains summaries of published state court decisions of interest related to a rebuttable presumption against awarding sole or joint custody to a parent who has engaged in domestic violence against the other parent.…

04/22/21
Publication
Linking Systems of Care: How Four Jurisdictions Are Coordinating …

Children, youth, and young adults who are survivors of traumatic events during their formative years often encounter multiple human service and legal systems. Serving youth with multi-system experiences requires an approach that recognizes multi-system involvement,…

04/22/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Teen Dating Violence: Social Media and Tech Misuse Guidance for J…

Today‚Äôs social media and online landscape provides access to information, education, and connection that we could not have imagined even a decade ago. In addition to all of the instant connections that social media facilitates,…