Civil Remedies for Domestic Violence





American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

740 15th Street, NW, 9th Floor

Washington, DC, 20005-1022

Website: The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence website provides information about a wide-range of domestic violence issues and extensive links to other resources and organizations. The website includes listings of ABA policies, training materials, legal briefs, and sample legal forms relevant to domestic violence issues and proceedings.
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence


Criminal Justice Information Services Division National Crime Information Central Federal Bureau of Investigation

1000 Custer Hollow Road

Clarksburg, WV 26306

Phone: 304-625-2000 Fax: 304-625-5843

The Criminal Justice Information Services Division serves as the FBI's focal point and central repository for criminal justice information services. Programs administered under CJIS include the National Crime Information Center, Uniform Crime Reporting, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, and the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Criminal Justice Information Services Division National Crime Information Central Federal Bureau of Investigation


Employment Law Center Legal Aid Society of San Francisco 1663 Mission Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: 415-864-8848 or 1-888-864-8335 (in California only)

Through its Employment Law Center, the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco works to secure equal opportunity in employment as a fundamental civil right. The center addresses cases in which domestic violence victims have employment law issues. Center efforts to address workplace issues include advice and counseling, litigation, community education, and advocacy.

Employment Law Center Legal Aid Society of San Francisco


International Association of Chiefs of Police

515 North Washington Street

Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-836-6767 or 1-800-THE-IACP

Fax: 703-836-4543

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) fosters cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police administrators throughout the world and advocates high professional standards of police performance and conduct. The IACP Web site provides information on training opportunities, conferences, awards, and campaigns, as well as links to Police Chief Magazine and other publications, information on international activities and outreach, and legislative and policy updates.

International Association of Chiefs of Police


Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)

The MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse provides extensive and up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, sources of funding and training, professionals and organizations in the field, and searchable databases containing more than 700 training manuals, videos, and other publications and products. Resources are presented alphabetically by topic. The site also includes a list of "Action Alerts"—descriptions of campaigns, protests, and projects and how to get involved.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)


National Center for State Courts

300 Newport Avenue

P. O. Box 8798

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Phone: 757-253-2000 Fax: 757-220-0449

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) works to improve the administration of justice in the United States and abroad through research, education, consulting, and information services. The Web site includes information on NCSC technical assistance and consulting services, projects, and initiatives, as well as an online library database, calendar of events, and links to related associations and organizations.

National Center for State Courts


National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street NW., Suite 480

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-467-8700 or 1-800-FYI-CALL Fax: 202-467-8701

The National Center for Victims of Crime's (NCVC's) mission is to help victims of crime and their families rebuild their lives. NCVC works with local, state, and federal agencies to enact legislation and provide resources, training, and technical assistance. The NCVC Web site provides relevant statistics, links to publications, and referrals to participating attorneys.

National Center for Victims of Crime


National Center on Full Faith and Credit 1601 Connecticut Avenue NW., Suite 701 Washington, DC 20009 Phone: 1-800-256-5883, ext. 2 Fax: 202-265-5083

The National Center on Full Faith and Credit promotes interjurisdictional enforcement of civil and criminal protection orders (per the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994). The project provides ongoing assistance and training on full faith and credit, federal firearms prohibitions, and federal domestic violence and stalking crimes to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, court administrators and other court personnel, private attorneys, victim advocates, and others who work with victims of domestic violence and stalking.




Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges P. O. Box 8970

Reno, NV 89507

Phone: 1-800-527-3223 Fax: 775-784-6160

The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody provides professionals involved with domestic violence and child protection and custody issues with access to information and assistance. The Web site includes information about available technical and training services, publications, and information packets and links to related online resources.

Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services American Bar Association 541 North Fairbanks Court Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: 312-988-5761 Fax: 312-988-5483 E-mail: whornsby@staff.abanet.org Web site: www.abanet.org/legalservices/delivery/home.html

The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services focuses on improving the delivery of legal services to the public, specifically people of moderate income. The committee studies alternative methods of providing legal services, conducts pilot projects to test and evaluate new methods of delivering legal services, and encourages members of the bar to employ such alternative and new methods.

Women's Law Project (Insurance Discrimination) 125 South Ninth Street, Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Women's Law Project works to advance the legal and economic status of women and their families through litigation, advocacy, public education, and direct services including a telephone counseling and referral service. Project staff are experts in insurance discrimination.

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody


Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services American Bar Association

541 North Fairbanks Court

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-988-5761 Fax: 312-988-5483

E-mail: whornsby@staff.abanet.org

The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services focuses on improving the delivery of legal services to the public, specifically people of moderate income. The committee studies alternative methods of providing legal services, conducts pilot projects to test and evaluate new methods of delivering legal services, and encourages members of the bar to employ such alternative and new methods.

Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services


Women's Law Project (Insurance Discrimination)

125 South Ninth Street, Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Women's Law Project works to advance the legal and economic status of women and their families through litigation, advocacy, public education, and direct services including a telephone counseling and referral service. Project staff are experts in insurance discrimination.