State Efforts

The cards below link to state and local efforts funded by VAWA and other sources to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. You can find a list of contact information for state court Violence Against Women Point of Contacts here.

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Arizona - Collaborating for Improved DV Probationer and Victim Outcomes

By: Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
  • Collaboration
  • Arizona
  • Domestic Violence
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Arizona - Protective Order Web Portal

By: Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
  • Arizona
  • Website
  • Protection Orders
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Arizona - Tucson City Domestic Violence Court

By: Tucson City Court Domestic Violence Court
  • Collaboration
  • Specialized Dockets
  • Arizona
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Arizona Booklet on Protective Orders

By: Arizona Supreme Court
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Protection Orders
  • Arizona
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Arizona Committee on the Impact of DV and the Courts

By: Arizona Judicial Branch
  • Collaboration
  • Domestic Violence
  • Arizona
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Arizona Protective Order Forms Translated

By: Arizona Judicial Branch
  • Advocacy
  • Protection Orders
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Arizona
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Arkansas - Laura's Card

By: Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Arkansas
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California Domestic Violence Education for Court Personnel

By: The Judicial Branch of California
  • Domestic Violence
  • California
  • Training Court Staff
  • Judicial Education
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Colorado - WikiCourt

By: Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
  • Website
  • Technology
  • Colorado
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Connecticut Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Orders in Connecticut

By: Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • Domestic Violence
  • Protection Orders
  • Judicial Education
  • Connecticut
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Connecticut Office of Victim Services Training Program

By: Connecticut Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services
  • Protection Orders
  • Training Court Staff
  • Connecticut
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Connecticut Office of Victim Services Training Videos

By: Connecticut Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services
  • Protection Orders
  • Training Court Staff
  • Multimedia
  • Connecticut
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DC Domestic Violence Forms Help Online

By: District of Columbia Courts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Website
  • District of Columbia
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DC Domestic Violence Intake Center

By: District of Columbia Courts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • District of Columbia
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Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Fatal Incident Review Team

By: Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Delaware
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Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Outreach Materials

By: Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
  • Domestic Violence
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Delaware
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Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Trainings

By: Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Delaware
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Florida - Domestic Violence Virtual Court

By: Florida State Courts - Virtual Court
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Technology
  • Florida
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Florida - Videos on Injunction Types

By: Florida Courts
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Multimedia
  • Technology
  • Protection Orders
  • Florida
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Florida Domestic Violence Judicial Education Programs

By: Florida Domestic Violence Judicial Education Programs
  • Florida
  • Judicial Education
  • Domestic Violence
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Florida Domestic Violence Resources for Court Professionals

By: Florida Courts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Florida
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Florida Domestic Violence Resources for Judges

By: Florida Courts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Judicial Education
  • Florida
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Georgia Commission on Family Violence Trainings

By: Georgia Commission on Family Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Safety and Welfare
  • Training Court Staff
  • Georgia
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Georgia Domestic Violence Benchbook

By: Georgia Commission on Family Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bench Guide
  • Judicial Education
  • Georgia
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Georgia Law Enforcement Training Video on Responding to Strangulation Assault

By: Georgia Commission on Family Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Multimedia
  • Georgia
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Georgia's Victim Offender Dialogue Program

By: Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles
  • Domestic Violence
  • Advocacy
  • Georgia
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Georgia's Victims Visitors' Day

By: Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles
  • Domestic Violence
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Georgia
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Idaho - Ada County Mentor Court

By: State of Idaho Domestic Violence Court
  • Collaboration
  • Training Court Staff
  • Domestic Violence
  • Idaho
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Idaho - Domestic Violence Courts

By: State of Idaho Judicial Branch
  • Collaboration
  • Domestic Violence
  • Specialized Dockets
  • Idaho
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Idaho - Judge Training

By:
  • Training Judges
  • Judicial Education
  • Domestic Violence
  • Specialized Dockets
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking
  • Idaho
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Idaho - State-Level Position at AOC

By: State of Idaho Judical Branch
  • Position Funding
  • Domestic Violence
  • Idaho
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Idaho - Training Interpreters

By: National Center for State Courts
  • Training Court Staff
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Idaho
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Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance

By: Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Idaho
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Illinois 911 Telecommunicators Promising Practices Mini-Toolkit

By: Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Illinois
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Illinois Cook County Order of Protection Information Video

By: State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Protection Orders
  • Technology
  • Advocacy
  • Multimedia
  • Illinois
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Illinois Court Personnel Promising Practices

By: Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Illinois
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Illinois Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Orders of Protection

By: Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils
  • Protection Orders
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Illinois
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Indiana - Domestic Violence Handbook for Judges

By:
  • Bench Guide
  • Judicial Education
  • Domestic Violence
  • Indiana
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Indiana - Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking Among Juvenile Probationers

By: Indiana Youth Services Association
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Trafficking
  • Child Safety and Welfare
  • Indiana
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Indiana - Protection Order E-Filing

By:
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Technology
  • Protection Orders
  • Indiana
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Indiana - Protection Order Registry

By:
  • Indiana
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Technology
  • Protection Orders
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Indiana Clark County Prosecutor Safety Plan

By: The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking
  • Dating Violence
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Indiana
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Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Trainings

By: Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Indiana
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Iowa - Administrative Staff to Multidisciplinary Emergency Protective Order Pilot Project Advisory Committee

By: Iowa Judicial Branch
  • Collaboration
  • Protection Orders
  • Iowa
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Iowa - Protective Order Materials Updated

By:
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Protection Orders
  • Iowa
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Iowa - VAW POC Responsibilities

By: Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Position Funding
  • Domestic Violence
  • Iowa
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Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence Trainings

By: Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Iowa
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Kentucky Domestic Violence Intake Center

By: Kentucky Court of Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Kentucky
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Louisiana’s Enhancing Judicial Response to Domestic Violence Training

By: Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Louisiana
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Louisiana Protective Order Registry

By: Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • Louisiana
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Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminars

By: Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Louisiana
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Maine Guide to Protection from Abuse & Harassment Cases

By: Maine Judicial Branch
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • Maine
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Maryland Domestic Violence Monthly Reports

By: Maryland Courts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Maryland
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Maryland Governor’s Family Violence Council

By: Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Safety and Welfare
  • Collaboration
  • Maryland
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Maryland VINE Protective Order Brochure

By: Maryland VINE Protective Order Service
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Maryland
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Michigan - Dedicated Domestic Violence Court

By: Charter County of Wayne Michigan
  • Collaboration
  • Domestic Violence
  • Specialized Dockets
  • Michigan
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Michigan Coordinated Community Action Model

By: National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Outreach
  • Michigan
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Michigan Domestic Violence Benchbook

By: Michigan Judicial Institute
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bench Guide
  • Judicial Education
  • Michigan
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Michigan Friend of the Court Domestic Violence Resource Guide

By: Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Michigan
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Missouri Order of Protection Forms Available in Multiple Languages

By: Missouri Courts Judicial Branch of Government
  • Protection Orders
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Advocacy
  • Missouri
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Montana Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission

By: Montana Department of Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Montana
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Montana Domestic Violence Online Training

By: Montana Department of Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Training Court Staff
  • Montana
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Montana Hope Cards

By: Montana Department of Justice
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • Montana
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Montana Law Enforcement Academy Domestic Violence Field Guide

By: Montana Department of Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Montana
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Montana Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

By: Montana Department of Justice
  • Trafficking
  • Collaboration
  • Montana
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Nebraska How to Prepare for a Protection Hearing Information

By: Supreme Court of Nebraska
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Montana
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Nebraska Protection Order Flow Chart

By: Supreme Court of Nebraska
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Nebraska
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Nevada Committee on Domestic Violence

By: Committee on Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Nevada
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Nevada Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Subcommittee

By: Nevada Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Subcommittee
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Nevada
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New Hampshire Domestic Violence Case Protocols

By: New Hampshire Judicial Branch - Circuit Court District Division
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • New Hampshire
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New Jersey Domestic Violence Hearing Officer Program

By: New Jersey Judiciary Domestic Violence Program
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • New Jersey
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New Jersey Report on the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

By: Family Practice Division - Administrative Office of the Courts State of New Jersey
  • Domestic Violence
  • Statutes
  • Report / Guidelines
  • New Jersey
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New York Extreme Risk Protection Orders

By: New York State Unified Court System
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • New York
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New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

By: New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • New York
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North Carolina Domestic Violence Program

By: North Carolina Judicial Branch Domestic Violence Program
  • North Carolina
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
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North Carolina Sexual Assault Case Brochure

By: North Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Sexual Violence
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North Dakota - Domestic Violence Court

By: State of North Dakota Courts
  • Collaboration
  • Domestic Violence
  • Specialized Dockets
  • North Dakota
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Ohio - Domestic Violence Court Guidelines

By: The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Domestic Violence
  • Specialized Dockets
  • Ohio
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Ohio - Mediation Curriculum on Domestic Abuse Issues

By: The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System
  • Training Court Staff
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ohio
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Ohio - Technical Assistance to Local Courts

By:
  • Outreach
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ohio
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Oklahoma Video on Victim's Protective Order

By: Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma
  • Advocacy
  • Multimedia
  • Outreach
  • Protection Orders
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Oregon Benchsheet on Qualifying Orders of Protection/Restraint

By: Oregon Judicial Department
  • Bench Guide
  • Judicial Education
  • Protection Orders
  • Oregon
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Oregon Firearms Prohibitions in Domestic Violence Cases

By: Oregon Judicial Department - Violence Against Women Act Project -
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Oregon
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Oregon Interactive Online Forms

By: Oregon Judicial Department
  • Technology
  • Advocacy
  • Oregon
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Oregon Multnomah County District Attorney Domestic Violence Unit

By: Multnomah County (Oregon) District Attorney - Domestic Violence Unit
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Oregon
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Pennsylvania - Outreach Media on Elder Abuse

By:
  • Outreach
  • Advocacy
  • Elders
  • Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania - Sexual Assault Trial Packet for Judges & Trail Jurists

By: The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
  • Judicial Education
  • Sexual Violence
  • Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania - Training on Domestic Violence in the Courthouse Workplace

By: Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Training Court Staff
  • Domestic Violence
  • Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania - Translation of Protection Order Forms

By: The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
  • Advocacy
  • Protection Orders
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania - Trauma Informed Interpreter Training

By: The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
  • Training Court Staff
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania - Videos on Filing Protection Orders in English & Spanish

By: The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • Outreach
  • Advocacy
  • Multimedia
  • Protection Orders
  • Language Access and Accommodations
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Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services Address Confidentiality Program

By: Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking
  • Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Victim Offender Dialogue

By: Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Pennsylvania
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Rhode Island Domestic Violence Safety Plan Brochure

By: Rhode Island Judiciary
  • Rhode Island
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
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South Carolina Attorney General S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Program

By: S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Program
  • South Carolina
  • Collaboration
  • Position Funding
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking
  • Dating Violence
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South Carolina Domestic Violence Advisory Committee

By: South Carolina Domestic Violence Advisory Committee
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaboration
  • South Carolina
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Tennessee - Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Training for Judges

By:
  • Training Judges
  • Judicial Education
  • Trafficking
  • Domestic Violence
  • Tennessee
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Tennessee - Rutherford County Domestic Violence Court

By: Rutherford County Tennessee Domestic Violence Court
  • Outreach
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Specialized Dockets
  • Tennessee
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Tennessee - Scott County Government Domestic Violence Court Implementation

By: Scott County Tennessee Government
  • Collaboration
  • Domestic Violence
  • Specialized Dockets
  • Tennessee
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Texas Court Remote Interpreter Service (TCRIS)

By: Texas Judicial Branch
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Advocacy
  • Texas
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Texas Protective Order Resource Attorney (PORA)

By: Texas Judicial Branch
  • Advocacy
  • Protection Orders
  • Texas
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Texas Remote Interpreter Project English-Spanish Domestic Violence Glossary

By: Texas Judicial Branch
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Advocacy
  • Texas
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Texas Video on Reporting Protective Orders and Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

By: Texas Judicial Branch
  • Training Court Staff
  • Multimedia
  • Protection Orders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Texas
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Utah Information on Abuse of Vulnerable and Elder Adults

By: Utah Department of Human Services - Aging and Adult Services
  • Elders
  • Advocacy
  • Utah
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Utah Protective Order Information in English and Spanish

By: Utah Courts
  • Advocacy
  • Protection Orders
  • Language Access and Accommodations
  • Utah
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Vermont Understanding Your Relief from Abuse Hearing Videos

By: Vermont Judiciary
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Multimedia
  • Protection Orders
  • Vermont
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Virginia - Domestic Violence Training

By:
  • Training Court Staff
  • Training Judges
  • Judicial Education
  • Domestic Violence
  • Virginia
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Virginia - Hope Card Program

By: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Virginia
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Virginia - I-CAN! Virginia Program

By: I-Can! Virginia
  • Outreach
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Virginia
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Virginia - V-STOP Local Court Funding Program

By: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Position Funding
  • Domestic Violence
  • Protection Orders
  • Virginia
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Virginia Address Confidentiality Program

By: Commonwealth of Virginia's Attorney General
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
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Washington - Domestic Violence Manual for Judges

By: Washington Courts
  • Judicial Education
  • Domestic Violence
  • Washington
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Washington - Sexual Violence Bench Guide for Judicial Officers

By: Washington Courts
  • Bench Guide
  • Judicial Education
  • Sexual Violence
  • Washington
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Washington Domestic Violence Criminal Trial Bench Guide for Judicial Officers

By: Washington State Supreme Court Gender & Justice Commission
  • Bench Guide
  • Domestic Violence
  • Washington
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Washington Report to the Legislature Domestic Violence Risk Assessment

By: Washington State Legislature - Gender and Justice Commission
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Domestic Violence
  • Washington
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Washington Report to the Legislature on Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment

By: Washington State Legislature - Gender and Justice Commission
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Washington
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West Virginia Domestic Violence Registry

By: West Virginia Judiciary - Domestic Violence Registry
  • Domestic Violence
  • Advocacy
  • West Virginia
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West Virginia Statewide Court Project

By: VAWA and the Courts
  • West Virginia
  • Bench Guide
  • Judicial Education
  • Training Court Staff
  • Domestic Violence
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West Virginia Video Explaining Domestic Violence Petition Process

By: West Virginia Judiciary
  • Domestic Violence
  • Protection Orders
  • Advocacy
  • Multimedia
  • West Virginia
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Wisconsin Domestic Abuse Data Map

By: Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Report / Guidelines
  • Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Milwaukee County Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

By: Milwaukee Health Department - Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Collaboration
  • Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Representing Domestic Abuse Survivors with Pets

By: Animal Welfare Institute
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Safe at Home

By: Wisconsin Department of Justice - Wisconsin's Address Confidentiality Program
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Safety and Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Wisconsin
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Wyoming Victim Notification Program

By: Wyoming Department on Corrections
  • Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Wyoming