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NCJ Number: 147938 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Women Judges' Fund For Justice
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 158
Sponsoring Agency: State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Women Judges' Fund For Justice
Washington, DC 20005
Sale Source: Women Judges' Fund For Justice
733 15th Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the curriculum for a day-long program that provides to State court judges information about violence when it occurs within the family unit.
Abstract: The goals of this program are to: (1) help judges understand the counterintuitive nature of family violence dynamics; (2) enable judges to respond appropriately within the judicial forum to family violence; and (3) assist judges in crafting appropriate orders. Following are some of the topics considered in this program: (1) The dynamics of family violence; (2) Seeking a protective order; (3) Assessing credibility of the petitioner; (4) Legal issues; (5) Family violence and visitation rights; and (6) Model programs.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Family courts; Family crisis training
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