The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit helps to identify and resolve the systemic problems that exist around issuance, service, and enforcement of protection orders. The complexities of inter-jurisdictional policies should never result in harm for survivors, and we’re committed to working with all possible allied professionals to make that happen.
In 1995, when our center was first founded, we focused on implementing the Full Faith & Credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act. Today our scope of work includes all protection order-related work (including problems with issuance, service, and enforcement), domestic violence-related federal crimes and federal and state firearm prohibitions.
Who We Serve
We’re here to provide training and technical assistance to attorneys, advocates, court administrators, court personnel, judges, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, survivors and anyone else who works with protection orders.
There is no one size fits all recommendation, so our team specializes in providing technical assistance, consultations, and training that’s tailored to your unique situation.
Our National Center exists to provide general support with information, referrals, resources, site visits, case reviews, and whatever else is needed.
We’re ready to problem solve with you on any related topic, especially on those that involve multi-disciplinary or multi-agency initiatives.
- Customized Training
Our teams employ highly interactive techniques, all grounded in adult learning principles. Session topics can encompass anything related to protection orders, and we can help you choose the topic that’s right for your organization. Trainings can be conducted on-site, remotely, or through our learning management system, the National GBV Learning Community.
Check out our Resource Library for all resources related to protection orders
If you are a survivor of domestic violence please check our assistance page here or call 1-800-903-0111 prompt 2.
THIS PROJECT WAS SUPPORTED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY GRANT No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02253-MUMU AWARDED BY THE OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. THE OPINIONS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS WEBSITE ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR(S) AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.