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Civil Orders of Protection: Promoting Safety  


Author:  Nancy  Hart.


Source: Volume 20, Number 05, June/July 2015 , pp.65-67(3)




Domestic Violence Report

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Abstract: 

In 2005, the Family Violence Department (now known as the Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program) of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published “A Guide for Effective Issuance & Enforcement of Protection Orders,” which came to be known as the Burgundy Book. Recently, some of the country’s top authorities on “full faith and credit” reexamined the Burgundy Book in order to identify areas where the law had changed and explore ideas for better integration of the individual disciplines that collaborate in combatting DV. The resulting “Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice” represents an important rethinking of legal strategies for CPOs, one that uses the new “Common Ground” approach emphasizing eight key principles:safety, autonomy, accessibility, competence, reliability, collaboration, culture and diversity, and community engagement.

Keywords: alternatives to the criminal justice system; Guide for Effective Issuance & Enforcement of Protection Orders; Burgundy Book; multi-disciplinary analysis of key principles and strategies

Affiliations:  1: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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