Engaging judges and fostering judicial leadership is key to enhancing system-wide responses to domestic violence and sexual assault.
As part of our national work providing expert assistance to courts and communities looking to implement or improve specialized, court-based responses to domestic violence, we've partnered with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to create a Judicial Engagement Network.
With support from the Office on Violence Against Women, the network engages and connects judges on a regular basis to foster leadership skills, facilitate peer-to-peer support, promote cutting-edge best practices, increase access to justice, and provide resources for continuing judicial education in order to improve responses to domestic and teen dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. With additional funding from the Office of Violence Against Women, we are also preparing to conduct original research on the impact and importance of judicial leadership to enhancing system-wide responses to domestic violence.
Please contact us to find out more about the Judicial Engagement Network or any other aspect of our domestic violence work.