ACF Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems that enhances their effectiveness in providing safety, security and justice for battered women and their families. BWJP provides technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, judges and court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, probation officers, batterers’ intervention program staff, and policymakers; and to victims of domestic violence and their families and friends. Through trainings, consultations, and publications, we disseminate information on recent research findings and promote the implementation of promising practices and policies that emerge from the work of pioneering communities around the country. BWJP also manages a project on coordinating military and civilian responses to domestic violence committed by service members, and ensuring that veteran’s treatment courts adopt DV-informed responses when handling domestic violence cases. BWJP’s National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit handles technical assistance on all issues related to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders. To address issues related to the defense of domestic violence victims charged with crimes, BWJP partners with a separate organization, the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women.

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