Passport Regional Meetings

Extending Project Passport Regional Meetings

Between 2004 and 2008, Extending Project Passport convened three regional meetings to introduce the concept of the Passport Model Template First Page to multidisciplinary state and tribal representatives across the remainder of the country. (See more details below; to view the meeting agenda, click on the meeting name).  State and tribal teams met jointly several times during the course of the 2-day meetings to discuss adoption of the Passport first page for their protection orders. Plenary sessions offered expert-led sessions on full faith and credit, protection orders and victim safety, cross-jurisdictional enforcement and protection order data-sharing.  Discipline-specific sessions and small-group discussions focused on ongoing challenges for the various system stakeholders and problem-solving.

A new XML-based first page for protection orders based on the model template and its potential to enhance data sharing on protection orders was also presented. State and tribal teams developed written action plans to support implementation of Passport in their respective jurisdictions, and identified potential benefits and challenges to adoption. 

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Western-Pacific Regional Meeting
San Francisco, California
October 28-29, 2004
Nine (9) states/territories

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North-South Western Regional Meeting
Phoenix, Arizona
March 17-18, 2005
Ten (10) states 

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Northeast-Great Lakes Regional Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-23, 2007
Nineteen (19) states/territories


Extending Project Passport Regional State-Tribal Forums

In 2010, the project convened two regional state-tribal forums.  Over the two-day meetings, state and tribal participants heard expert-led presentations on full faith and credit, tribal jurisdiction, firearms, protection order enforcement, and other relevant issues.   Each forum also had topical panel discussions, as well as small group discussions on cross-jurisdictional challenges and models of tribal-state collaboration.  Each forum agenda was specifically tailored to reflect timely and relevant emerging issues (e.g., as the Tribal Law and Order Act), subject matter topics and regional issues identified by pre-meeting discussions with state and tribal participants.  Participants developed action plans, and identified new ideas and contacts to enhance their collaborative efforts in their respective jurisdictions.

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Extending Project Passport Northeast Regional State-Tribal Forum
Mashantucket, Connecticut
March 21-23, 2010
Sixteen (16) states

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Extending Project Passport Southwest Regional State-Tribal Forum
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
November 17-18, 2010
Twenty (20) states

Extending Project Passport faculty and staff continue to provide ongoing technical assistance to the various state and tribal participants as they work towards the goals on their action plans.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2006-WT-AX-K015 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.