VAWA-Funded Products

Florida has developed the following resources which are available on the Office of Court Improvement Publications site:

  • Civil Injunction for Protection Brochures
  • 2012 Domestic Violence Benchbook 
  • Quick Reference Guides (checklists for injunctions) 
  • Firearms Quick Reference Guide
  • Videos on the injunction filing processand hearing  


Administrative Office of the Courts Violence Against Women Point of Contact (AOC VAW POC) 
Kathleen Tailer
Senior Attorney II
Office of the State Courts Administrator
Office of Court Improvement
Florida Supreme Court Building
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL  32311 
Ph:  850.617.4007

STOP fund usage at a glance

  • Various domestic violence-related training projects and products for judges and court staff

Projects Funded

Recipient Title Funds Awarded Description

Office of Court Improvement (within Office of the State Courts Administrator)



  • These funds support projects related to:

    1.  Development of the Florida Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (FJIDV), a repository for articles, webinars, videos, and training opportunities aimed at enhancing Florida’s judicial response to the issue of domestic violence. The FJIDV also works in the coordination with the Office of Court Improvement to examine common courtroom practices and provide assistance on the multifaceted presentation of domestic violence in family and civil courts.

    2.  Development, publication and distribution of various domestic-violence related products (including a DV newsletter and judicial benchbook) facilitation of four webinars.

    3.  Convening a Domestic Violence Coordinator’s Meeting for case managers devoted to DV cases.