Domestic Violence Summit 2010-Hotel Monteleone
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
November 30 - December 1, 2010


National Domestic Violence Summit

The National Leadership Summit on State Court Responses to Domestic Violence was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 30-December 1, 2010. The Summit was the product of a cooperative agreement between the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). NCSC administers the project on behalf of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), with support from the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ).


The goal of the Summit was to develop state action plans aimed at improving the administration and use of the STOP five percent set-aside designated for court-based programs.


  • Summit speakers included the Honorable Sue Carbon and Professor Sarah Buel, nationally-renowned leaders in the domestic violence movement.
  • Summit plenary sessions and roundtables profiled a number of court-based projects and highlighted collaborative approaches used by states.
  • State teams participated in several opportunities to engage in team-building exercises.

Planning Committee

The National Leadership Summit on State Court Responses to Domestic Violence was guided by a planning committee of national experts and judicial officers. Committee members include:

  • Carl Reynolds, Administrative Director of the Office of Court Administration (retired, 2012), Texas, Co-Chair
  • Janice Walker, State Court Administrator, Nebraska, Co-Chair
  • Pearl Gipson-Collier, Associate Director, Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Program, Washington
  • Honorable Judy Harris Kluger, Chief of Policy and Planning, New York
  • Donna Phillips, Victim Services Grant Administrator, Iowa
  • Bobbie Welling, Supervising Attorney, VAWEP Project Manager, California

This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-TA-AX-K017 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.