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Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

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dc.contributor.author Sheeran, Maureen
dc.contributor.author Meyer, Emilie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-22T20:43:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-22T20:43:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Maureen, Sheeran; Meyer, Emilie. (2010). Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), 2004-WT-AX-K081, 189 pages. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/cpo_guide.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1070
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Each year, many of the millions of women who are battered by their partners look to the civil protection order system as a way to stop the abuse. In the act of seeking protection, a victim is putting her trust and safety in the hands of numerous professionals: from the advocates and attorneys who explain the system and assist the victim in obtaining an order; to the judge who crafts an order appropriate to the victim’s unique needs; to the law enforcement officers who serve and enforce the order; and to the prosecutor who prosecutes violations. Anywhere along that complex chain, a victim can find that the promise of the civil protection order system is either kept, or broken....Recognizing the need to promote effective issuance, service, and enforcement of protection orders, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit (NCPOFFC),31 replicated aspects of the Burgundy Book development process in 2009 to create an updated, more streamlined guide. This publication, Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide), is designed to increase the capacity of communities to issue, serve, and enforce protection orders more effectively and to enhance the safety of and protection for victims of domestic violence and their children. In so doing, the CPO Guide is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of the values and practices necessary for a more effective civil protection order system. The CPO Guide is built on eight essential values that underpin an effective protection order system: safety, autonomy, accessibility, competence, reliability, collaboration, culture and diversity, and community engagement. It acknowledges that improving outcomes requires professionals and systems as a whole to engage with victims and communities in ways that support and advance these values. The CPO Guide has three main sections: Common Ground, [which] sets forth the gold standard for professionals, Discipline-Specific Chapters, [and] Issues in Focus, [which] provides a brief introductory discussion of three areas critical to effective implementation of the values and strategies found in the CPO Guide: Firearms, Military Issues, and Technology. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) en_US
dc.subject Best Practices en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Victim to Offender Relationship en_US
dc.subject Prevention en_US
dc.subject Victim Advocate en_US
dc.subject Lawyer en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Prosecutor en_US
dc.subject Courts en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Physical Assault en_US
dc.subject Stalking en_US
dc.subject Evidence-based Practices en_US
dc.subject Harassment en_US
dc.subject Protective Orders en_US
dc.subject Order of Protection en_US
dc.subject Restraining Orders en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Victim Safety en_US
dc.title Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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