Articles & Publications

Domestic Violence Courts



Civil Protection Orders, Laws, & Policies 

  • Model Policy for Imposing, Modifying and Lifting No Contact Orders: For Prosecutors | For Judges 
    These publications sets forth an analysis for judges and prosecutors to use when facing difficult decisions regarding the entering or modifying of no contact orders in criminal domestic violence cases. Even judges experienced in handling domestic violence cases and criminal no-contact orders might find the Judicial Analysis at the end of this paper very useful.  
  • Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (2010)
    This publication is known as the CPO Guide.  The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO Guide as a tool designed to support the work of professional dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the civil protection order process. It provides guidance for advocates, attorneys, judges, law enforcement personnel, and prosecutors to help ensure that protection orders are effectively issued, served, and enforced across the country.
  • Full Faith and Credit: A Passport to Safety, A Judge's Guide (VAWA 2005 Edition, 2010) 
    This publication is also known as Passport to Safety and is designed to facilitate the efforts of states, tribes, and territories to implement Full Faith & Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Since its initial printing in 1999, VAWA has been amended twice - once in 2000 and again in 2005.  
  • A Prosecutors’ Guide to Full Faith and Credit for Protection Orders: Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence. 
    Prosecutors can enhance victim safety by holding offenders accountable for violations of protection orders.  This guide provides prosecutors with practical information on enforcing protection orders including: charging decisions; issues to address at preliminary hearings; and trial and sentencing considerations. 
  • Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence. A Law Enforcements Officer’s Guide to Enforcing Protection Orders Nationwide. 
    Law enforcement officers play a crucial role in protecting victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. This publication is intended to provide guidance to officers on the full faith and credit provision of VAWA and the enforcement of civil and criminal protection orders.  

Children & Domestic Violence


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Idaho Domestic Violence Courts
Essential Elements

  • Case Assignment
  • Expedited Hearings
  • Case Coordination
  • Supervision of Offender Progress
  • Evaluation and Assessment of Offenders
  • Treatment and Treatment Providers
  • Collaboration with Key Stakeholders
  • Courthouse Safety
  • Evaluation and Monitoring of Domestic Violence Courts