National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit

National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit NCPOFFC was created to facilitate inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders in state, tribal, and territorial courts pursuant to VAWA.

NCPOFFC is a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Our mission is to facilitate implementation of the Full Faith & Credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in all states, tribes, and territories by raising public awareness of the statute’s requirements and by providing problem-solving technical assistance and support to individuals and jurisdictions.

NCPOFFC is a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Our mission is to facilitate implementation of the Full Faith & Credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in all states, tribes, and territories by raising public awareness of the statute’s requirements and by providing problem-solving technical assistance and support to individuals and jurisdictions.

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Another fantastic series of trainings from our colleagues at SAFeR. FREE!!! Registration link below.This 5-part webinar ...
07/08/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: GAL National Webinar Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Another fantastic series of trainings from our colleagues at SAFeR. FREE!!! Registration link below.

This 5-part webinar series will focus on enhancing domestic violence practice for GALs. The topics include: Domestic Violence 101; The language and Logic of Coercive Control; Coercive Control and Shared Parenting; A SAFeR Approach to GAL investigations and Recommendations; and Enhancing DV practice with SAFeR.

Webinars will be each Wednesday beginning August 4, 2021 and ending September 1, 2021 at 1pm EST.

Each webinar will be 90 minutes in length.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wuWLg6ajTzKtuwQyN6V7OA
#childcustody #domesticviolenceawareness #coercivecontrol #GuardianAdLitem

August 4, 2021 - Introduction to Domestic Violence This event is part one of five of our GAL National Webinar Series. BWJP will introduce the basics of domestic violence and intimate partner violence with a focus on how DV and IPV effect families. August 11, 2021 - The Language and Logic of Coercive...

Check out this webinar from our collegues at BWJP! It is free to register!  An Overview of Cash Bail for Domestic Violen...
07/08/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: An Overview of Cash Bail for Domestic Violence Advocates. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Check out this webinar from our collegues at BWJP! It is free to register!
An Overview of Cash Bail for Domestic Violence Advocates
Presenter: Shameka Parrish-Wright, Operations Manager at The Bail Project, and Co-chair of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Description: This webinar offers an overview of cash bail and an analysis of how cash bail disparately impacts different communities in this country. The webinar will also address concerns raised by the use of various algorithmic risk assessments currently used in the bail and pretrial settings. The presenter will provide explanations of various alternatives to cash bail and steps for moving forward. This webinar is intended for domestic violence advocates, and those working in the domestic violence field, to better understand the issues surrounding cash bail when considering its use in cases involving domestic violence.
July 20th, 2021, at 11 AM ET 8 AM PT for 75 minutes.
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PJRDLZEZTjWrPyUfAuTX2w
#BailReform #domesticviolenceawareness #DomesticViolenceAdvocates #dvawareness #BWJP

This webinar offers an overview of cash bail and an analysis of how cash bail disparately impacts different communities in this country. The webinar will also address concerns raised by the use of various algorithmic risk assessments currently used in the bail and pretrial settings. The presenter wi...

BWJP would like to wish our friends and colleagues a safe and happy Juneteenth! Today is a day of recognition, celebrati...
06/19/2021

BWJP would like to wish our friends and colleagues a safe and happy Juneteenth!

Today is a day of recognition, celebration, and truth-telling. As we celebrate, we must not forget there is still work to be done to dismantle oppressive systems and structures in the United States. Together we can overcome injustice and create safe, healthy, and equitable communities for all.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Juneteenth please visit https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth or https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/ or to attend nationwide celebrations visit https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/where-to-celebrate-juneteenth.

BWJP would like to wish our friends and colleagues a safe and happy Juneteenth!

Today is a day of recognition, celebration, and truth-telling. As we celebrate, we must not forget there is still work to be done to dismantle oppressive systems and structures in the United States. Together we can overcome injustice and create safe, healthy, and equitable communities for all.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Juneteenth please visit https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth or https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/ or to attend nationwide celebrations visit https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/where-to-celebrate-juneteenth.

The Deputy Director Alicia Nichols closes off today's National Gun Violence Awareness Day with the following statement: ...
06/04/2021

The Deputy Director Alicia Nichols closes off today's National Gun Violence Awareness Day with the following statement:

"I stand with survivors and those closest to the pain of gun violence. We must all work together to identify the root causes of violence and find new solutions to foster safety and support for our friends, neighbors, and families. For more information on how to support efforts to end gun violence, please visit www.wearorange.org "

The Deputy Director Alicia Nichols closes off today's National Gun Violence Awareness Day with the following statement:

"I stand with survivors and those closest to the pain of gun violence. We must all work together to identify the root causes of violence and find new solutions to foster safety and support for our friends, neighbors, and families. For more information on how to support efforts to end gun violence, please visit www.wearorange.org "

Remember the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit will present the National Training Institute o...
05/10/2021

Remember the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit will present the National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys & Advocates from May 27th-June 17th (every Thursday) from 11:00a.m -4:00p.m ET.

Remember the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit will present the National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys & Advocates from May 27th-June 17th (every Thursday) from 11:00a.m -4:00p.m ET.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and BWJP would like to direct advocates, allies, and activists to https://www.ns...
04/26/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and BWJP would like to direct advocates, allies, and activists to https://www.nsvrc.org/ for additional resources!

In the month of April, we wear the color teal to show support to survivors. We encourage the online communities to take a selfie and hashtag it with #SAAM2021 in order to show their support for the ‘We Can Build Safe Online Spaces’ campaign.

Wearing the color teal signifies support towards survivors of sexual harassment & abuse and lets survivors know you are a safe person to talk to if they need to reach out.

#SexualAwarenessMonth #SAAM2021 #Survivors #advocates

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and BWJP would like to direct advocates, allies, and activists to https://www.nsvrc.org/ for additional resources!

In the month of April, we wear the color teal to show support to survivors. We encourage the online communities to take a selfie and hashtag it with #SAAM2021 in order to show their support for the ‘We Can Build Safe Online Spaces’ campaign.

Wearing the color teal signifies support towards survivors of sexual harassment & abuse and lets survivors know you are a safe person to talk to if they need to reach out.

#SexualAwarenessMonth #SAAM2021 #Survivors #advocates

BWJP Invites you to SAVE THE DATE and attend the virtual National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for At...
04/09/2021

BWJP Invites you to SAVE THE DATE and attend the virtual National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates.

This conference will highlight the best strategies around protection order practice for attorneys and advocates.

BWJP welcomes those who work with victims throughout the protection order process to tune in and participate over the course of 4 weeks, starting May 27th, 2021, and continuing every Thursday until June 17th, 2021 absolutely FREE of charge!

**REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 22ND**

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST: https://www.bwjp.org/news/newsletters/bwjp-newsletter-signup.html

Sign up and receive the latest news, upcoming announcements, reminders, alerts, and future trainings & conferences!

Visit: https://www.bwjp.org/ for more information and resources!

#ProtectionOrder #Attorneys #Advocates #Fi****ms #FFC #LegalAids

BWJP Invites you to SAVE THE DATE and attend the virtual National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates.

This conference will highlight the best strategies around protection order practice for attorneys and advocates.

BWJP welcomes those who work with victims throughout the protection order process to tune in and participate over the course of 4 weeks, starting May 27th, 2021, and continuing every Thursday until June 17th, 2021 absolutely FREE of charge!

**REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 22ND**

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST: https://www.bwjp.org/news/newsletters/bwjp-newsletter-signup.html

Sign up and receive the latest news, upcoming announcements, reminders, alerts, and future trainings & conferences!

Visit: https://www.bwjp.org/ for more information and resources!

#ProtectionOrder #Attorneys #Advocates #Fi****ms #FFC #LegalAids

January is Stalking Awareness Month! Learn more about stalking and related laws from SPARC - Stalking Prevention, Awaren...
01/29/2021

January is Stalking Awareness Month! Learn more about stalking and related laws from SPARC - Stalking Prevention, Awareness & Resource Center. #StalkingAwarenessMonth #StalkingAwareness #domesticviolence #protectionorders #stalking

January is Stalking Awareness Month! Learn more about stalking and related laws from SPARC - Stalking Prevention, Awareness & Resource Center. #StalkingAwarenessMonth #StalkingAwareness #domesticviolence #protectionorders #stalking

Check out a brand new resource from our sister project National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Fi****ms #nrcdv...
01/28/2021
More Than Just a Piece of Paper: A Toolkit for Advocates

Check out a brand new resource from our sister project National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Fi****ms #nrcdvf !
In you are interested in gun violence prevention this is something you should look at.

#fi****ms #safercommunites #saferfamilies #morethanpaper #preventgunviolence #preventdvgunviolence #domesticviolence #dvadvocacy

https://www.preventdvgunviolence.org/news/more-than-paper-toolkit-for-advocates.html?fbclid=IwAR0E6NgIp1S6HaXiTFs084qcFMffKBaHepzPWId13daz075ZV7VKBubnnr8

Over the past ten months, BWJP/NRCDVF has researched public attitudes toward firearm-involved intimate partner violence, as well as attitudinal impediments to disarming domestic violence offenders, with support from The Joyce Foundation. The culmination of these efforts is this resource: More Than J...

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/us/cori-bush-fka-twigs-coercive-control.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype...
01/23/2021
What Defines Domestic Abuse? Survivors Say It’s More Than Assault

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/us/cori-bush-fka-twigs-coercive-control.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

#domesticviolenceawareness #domesticviolence #coercivecontrol #protectionorders #ncpoffc

The Congresswoman Cori Bush and the musician FKA twigs describe how manipulative, isolating conduct known as “coercive control” helped trap them in abusive relationships. Lawmakers are starting to listen.

These days you can't neglect the basics. Attached is a link for our Full Faith and Credit 101 webinar. This presentation...
10/28/2020
Full Faith and Credit 101

These days you can't neglect the basics. Attached is a link for our Full Faith and Credit 101 webinar. This presentation, and many others, are available on demand on our website. In these times, while we can't train in person, it is more important to keep up to date with our training and information. This webinar is appropriate for all disciplines. #DVAM2020 #DVAM #protectionorder #domesticviolenceawareness #fullfaithandcredit
https://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/full-faith-and-credit-intro.html

Published: October, 2018| NCPOFFC Do you have questions about interjurisdictional enforcement of protection orders? Are you looking for information on the federal law pertaining to protection orders? This webinar will allow participants to identify how protection order enforcement works across state...

Do you have questions about the protection order system and how it might affect you or a survivor you are working with? ...
10/17/2020
Increasing Your Safety: Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders

Do you have questions about the protection order system and how it might affect you or a survivor you are working with? "Increasing Survivor Safety" can aid in understanding the protection order process. During #DVAM #DVAM2020 NCPOFFC is highlighting some of its resources and on-demand trainings.This survivor’s guide assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence, who have, or plan to seek a protection order. https://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/increasing-your-safety-full-faith-and-credit-for-protection-orders.html
#protectionorder #domesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC This guide for survivors provides information on enforcing protection orders across jurisdictional lines pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. §2265, safety planning, fi****ms removal, and advocacy resources. In...

10/12/2020

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day. To recognize this, we are highlighting some of our tribal technical assistance partners. If you haven't had the opportunity to check out the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Tribal Law and Policy Institute or Southwest Center on Law and Policy (Swclap), now and everyday is the perfect time. #DVAwareness #DVAM #DVAM2020 #nationalindigenouspeoplesday

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NCPOFFC is highlighting its resources and trainings. #DVAM #DVAM2020 Did you miss...
10/05/2020
Tools for Advocates Responding to COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NCPOFFC is highlighting its resources and trainings. #DVAM #DVAM2020
Did you miss one of our webinars? You can find a wide variety of tools and recorded trainings on our website. Here is a great one to start with:
Tools for Advocates Responding to COVID-19 and Domestic Violence
https://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/tools-for-advocates-responding-to-covid.html

Promoting justice and safety for victims of intimate partner violence and their families.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. NCPOFFC will be posting information and tools on domestic violence and pro...
10/01/2020
Proclamation on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2020 | The White House

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. NCPOFFC will be posting information and tools on domestic violence and protection orders this month. As always, we provide technical assistance and training. Feel free to reach out about any of the highlighted tools or specific problems you or your organization may be facing. #DVAM #DVAM2020 #protectionorders #domesticviolenceawareness
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month-2020/

All Americans deserve a life free from the threat of physical and psychological harm. Tragically, far too many Americans are deprived of this right by per

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sd/pr/department-justice-and-oglala-sioux-tribe-announce-new-partnership-combat-domestic
09/28/2020
Department of Justice and Oglala Sioux Tribe Announce New Partnership to Combat Domestic Violence

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sd/pr/department-justice-and-oglala-sioux-tribe-announce-new-partnership-combat-domestic

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of South Dakota FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Department of Justice and Oglala Sioux Tribe Announce New Partnership to Combat Domestic Violence United States Attorney Ron Parsons and Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General Scott...

FREE WEBINAR!!! Elder Justice, Protection Orders and COVID 19 WebinarAs our country has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic...
06/22/2020
Elder Justice, Protection Orders, and COVID-19

FREE WEBINAR!!!
Elder Justice, Protection Orders and COVID 19 Webinar

As our country has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic, it has necessitated profound changes in the way we offer services to older survivors of abuse, and in victims’ ability to access needed supports. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities that arise in working with older survivors during a pandemic, with a particular focus on issuance, service, and enforcement of protection orders.

Join us by clicking on the link below.

https://www.bwjp.org/training/elder-justice-protection-orders-covid-19.html

This webinar is hosted by the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit (NCPOFFC) in collaboration with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and Legal Action of Wisconsin's Elder Rights Project, and is open to the public.

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