Domestic Violence Court

Domestic Violence Court

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"Court staff and stakeholders action plan with their team after visiting a Domestic Violence Mentor Court."
Visiting a Mentor Court

Court staff and stakeholders develop action plans during a Center-led site visit to a Domestic Violence Mentor Court in Boise, Idaho.

"Domestic violence professionals discuss strategies for aiding self-represented litigants in intimate partner violence cases."
Roundtable Discussion

During one of our roundtables, domestic violence professionals discuss strategies for aiding self-represented litigants.

Publications & Digital Media

  • Audio

    Financial Insecurity and Domestic Violence: A Conversation about Child Support

    For survivors of domestic violence, financial insecurity is often a huge problem. Without money to support themselves and their families, survivors can struggle to gain independence. In this New Thinking podcast, Michael Hayes from the Office of Child Support Enforcement and Krista Del Gallo from the Texas Council on Family Violence talk with Robert V. Wolf about strategies that states and the federal government are promoting to help survivors safely access child support.

  • Publication

    Domestic Violence Mentor Court Fact Sheet: DeKalb County, Georgia

    DeKalb County Compliance Project, Georgia seeks to create a victim-centered response to family violence protective order cases and ensure that respondents comply with Georgia law by enrolling in and completing a family violence intervention class. The court provides ongoing judicial oversight and mandatory check-ins with compliance officers from the moment a protective order is entered until the respondent is released from the project with a history of compliance.

  • Publication

    Domestic Violence Mentor Court Fact Sheet: Winnebago County, Illinois

    Winnebago County Domestic Violence Coordinated Courts, Illinois: Comprises a dedicated domestic violence criminal and civil court. The criminal court adjudicates all appearances of intimate-partner criminal cases, as well as associated orders of protection. The civil court is assigned all domestic violence-related dissolution of marriage (divorce) cases and intimate partner orders of protection. On-site victim advocacy, advanced clerical practices, open communication, and innovative practices have been key to the success of the court.

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We work with communities across the country to implement domestic violence courts. Find out more about how we can help you.


Partners include the New York State Unified Court System, county district attorneys, victim advocates, probation, law enforcement, civil attorneys, and the matrimonial bar.

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