102140: Civil Protection Orders

A Guide to Improving Practice

About the Course:

Domestic violence poses a serious threat to women’s physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Each year, many of the millions of women who are battered by their partners look to the civil protection order system as a way to stop the abuse. This document provides guidance for all professionals working to ensure that the promise of the civil protection order system is realized.

Journal/Publisher:

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Publication Date:

2010

Author

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

About the Author:

One of the largest and oldest judicial membership organizations in the nation, the NCJFCJ serves an estimated 30,000 professionals in the juvenile and family justice system including judges, referees, commissioners, court masters and administrators, social and mental health workers, police, and probation officers. For more information, please visit http://www.ncjfcj.org/.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, administrators, and nurses who seek knowledge about domestic violence and civil protection orders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the threat, statistics, and implications of domestic violence and the role of the civil protection order.

  2. Identify the eight essential values that underpin an effective protection order system.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the values, strategies, and practices necessary for a more effective civil protection order system.

  4. Identify the roles and recommended strategies of the various professionals involved in the response to domestic violence.

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