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The Battered Women's Justice Project, in partnership with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, policymakers, and others engaged in the justice system response to domestic violence.
New Technical Assistance Resource
NCJFCJ launches website
Designed by and for the OVW TA community as part of the TA2TA project, this website will facilitate the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of the work of this project, the OVW TA community, and its constituents. In growing partnerships, strengthening relationships, and convening to identify promising practices and emerging trends, TA2TA projects such as this website will lay the foundation for better day-to-day realization of work on OVW-funded projects while generating a strategic plan and future vision for the OVW TA Program.
Legislative Update Volume 18
This volume focuses on
the 2012 legislative sessions. New legislation represents, for most lawmakers,
an effort to address areas of concern, to remedy gaps, and to make the law
better respond to the lived realities of domestic violence victims and their
children. The 2012 legislative session reflects steadfast focus on enhanced
victim safety, increased perpetrator accountability, and ambitious prevention
efforts. Many states addressed adolescent partner violence, batterer
intervention, child custody and military service, child custody and visitation,
protection orders, confidentiality, firearm prohibitions, risk assessment and
criminal history checks, victim rights, stalking, and strangulation.
The Family Justice Center Alliance's Annual International Family Justice conference includes training and interactive peer to peer discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking cases with special focus on law enforcement response, criminal prosecution, civil legal assistance, and advocacy. Learn more...
October 1, 2013 is the start date for a ground-breaking new federal law protecting transgender and gender non-conforming people, and FORGE has announced that it has received funding to help with the implementation process.
promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems to enhance their effectiveness in providing safety, security, and justice for battered women and their families. We offer training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil legal systems in addressing domestic violence.