The National Center on Legal Approaches to Prevent Family Violence works to reform the civil and criminal legal systems that prevent gender-based violence within families. We’re interested in enhancing the efficacy of existing approaches and learning new ways to provide safety, security, and justice for survivors and their families.
BWJP has served as the national resource center on civil and criminal legal system responses to domestic violence since 1993, when funding to establish the resource center was granted from the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who We Serve
Our national center serves civil attorneys, court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, probation officers, policymakers and other allied professionals who are working on behalf of the survivors of gender-based violence.
Aside from providing technical assistance and training to professionals, we work on developing new resources and disseminating up-to-date information on the policies that are emerging from the work of pioneering communities around the country.
- Technical Assistance
Aside from providing direct assistance to legal professionals, advocates and survivors, we develop new resources and tools, including issue briefs, legal research, case law summaries, podcasts and training tools.
- Customized Training
We employ highly interactive techniques to train on topics at the intersection of gender-based violence and health and human services.
Trainings can be conducted on-site, remotely, or through our learning management system, the National GBV Learning Community.
- Amicus Briefs
Our staff, in collaboration with other national organizations and state coalitions, develop amicus briefs in appellate cases that have the potential to significantly impact public policy related to gender-based violence.
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