Court Ordered Programs, Inc.
Court Ordered Programs Inc. offerers resources to help educate parents and families, educators, professionals, and policy makers about domestic violence.
"Domestic violence is not only a personal tragedy, it is a serious crime that negatively affects women, men, children, neighborhoods and communities. We must join together to address the causes of this crime so that each and every home can be a place of peace and safety." Mary Beth Buchanan
Every year millions of children are exposed to domestic violence. Domestic violence incidents affect every person within a home and can have long-lasting negative effects on children's emotional well-being, and social and academic functioning. The following resources provide information on the impact of domestic violence on children, families, and their communities.
Resources For Judges
Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (2016) (PDF)
This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. §§ 3796hh–3796hh-4. Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program) also known as the Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest Program)1 is designed to encourage partnerships between state, local, and tribal governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions and rape crisis centers, to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations. The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program challenges the community to work collaboratively to identify problems, and share ideas that will result in new responses to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
The following is a compendium of state and local laws that affect domestic violence survivors’ housing rights. This compendium is designed to serve as a starting point for advocates conducting research on housing protections that their state and local laws offer domestic violence survivors. Advocates should review provisions affecting domestic violence survivors’ housing rights on a case-by-case basis to ensure their validity and enforceability in each jurisdiction. For purposes of brevity, in some instances, statutes are excerpted to include only the information that is relevant to domestic violence and housing.
The NCTSN Domestic Violence Collaborative Group announces a new series of fact sheets created for parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence. The set of 10 fact sheets gets to the heart of the experiences and needs of these children and families, and offers education in support of their resilience and recovery.
This report was prepared by the Children’s Bureau (Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is a wonderfuly put togetherreport with individual State breakdowns.
Domestic Violence & Children: Questions & Answers for Domestic Violence Project Advocates (2010) (PDF)
A fact sheet on how children react to domestic violence, short- and long-term responses to domestic violence, possible reactions to domestic violence, factors that can help children recover, and working with parents and their children through domestic violence situations.
A fact sheet on the effects of trauma in children and adolescents, assessing the effects of trauma, and choosing appropriate service providers.
This toolkit for service providers is a teaching tool and guide for understanding how trauma from domestic violence impacts children and how best to serve these children's needs. The guide discusses the behavioral and mental health impact of domestic violence on children and parents; describes ways to teach positive parenting skills; provides assessment tools; lists resources for service providers working with families, this was developed for North Carolina but works for any and every State in the United States.
Defines domestic violence, its effects on families, and physical and emotional effects on children. Also includes a brief section about treatment options for children exposed to domestic violence.
A deportable crime of domestic violence is defined as a conviction of a “crime of violence” as defined in 18 USC § 16, where the victim and defendant share a qualifying protected domestic relationship. The relationship includes a former or current spouse or equivalent, co-habitant, co-parent, or any other relationship protected under the jurisdiction’s (e.g., the state’s) domestic violence laws.
Resources For Parents
A resource center whose mission includes helping “to reduce the impact of violence on children and families and increasing public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.” Offers training and support for professionals, access to partners in national collaborations promoting best practices, links to other domestic violence and abuse websites, and more.
Provides assistance (financial and technical) to communities working toward ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Through grants and agreements OVW helps protect and offer services to victims and enables communities to hold offenders accountable. Includes links to related help hotlines and resources, nationwide family justice centers, tips on how to help end domestic violence, and more.
A resource center that offers information for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and agencies that work with them. Works to end violence against women and children through coalition building, support for battered women and children through alternative programs such as safe homes and shelters, public awareness education and technical assistance, developing policies and innovative legislation, and much more.
If you are a parent, legal guardian, caregiver, or concerned citizen, this page can connect you to information to help you care for the children or teens in your life. Find resources to assist with adoption, child abuse and neglect, child care, child support, Head Start, foster care, runaways and other programs for children and youth.
Probation / Parole and Court Official Supervisory Tools. All Officers, Court Officials, DCFS Social Workers, Pretrial Reps, Judges and other Court Officials may obtain a Supervisory or "Officer" Account to monitor those registrants that have been assigned to them from enrollment to completion of the program.
PROVIDED IN EVERY STATE. We are a Brick & Mortar Program Provider. A Certified and Accredited Program with Live, In-Person Classroom Style, Video Group Sessions. We are currently in our 13th year with now over 7,900 probationers/parolees in our database, 6800 of which who have successfully completed and satisfied their court orders through our program. The managing staff at Court Ordered Programs has developed exceptional and technologically advanced programs and “Advanced Learning System - Live WebCasted Classroom Groups” that they have implemented in their school side campus CourtOrderedClasses. This is not the make believe on-line program that others offer on CD’s and word documents. These “live webcasted group meetings” adhere to and surpass all State standards and laws regarding Domestic Violence and Batterers Intervention Programs and Court Ordered Classes has since been put to use by many Children's, Family, Drug and Criminal Courts throughout the Nation.
All of our other provided programs from DV/BIP to DEJ and Anger Management or Criminal Behavior Modification, Shoplifting, High Conflict Parenting, Divorce, and our new Juvenile Betterment Program follow the same standards and video group participation requirements with material from this decade. We encourage you to take a closer look and explore our many programs and initiatives as a resource to you in your intervention and prevention efforts.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was created to implement the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation.
Works globally to prevent and end violence against women and children including domestic and dating violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.
Raises awareness about and provides expertise on domestic violence. Helps pass laws to stop violence and support victims; provides action alerts and access to legislative updates; advises Congress and the Executive Branch. Program areas include immigrant women, children, teens, the military, and workplace violence.
A resource center that offers information for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and agencies that work with them. Works to end violence against women and children through coalition building and support for battered women and children.
The Public Policy Office
Deals with issues related to domestic violence: lobbies and provides information and technical assistance to Congress; helps develop and influence legislation; works directly with domestic violence victims and their children; advocates at local, state, and national levels. Also provides access to national policies and priorities of domestic violence legislators, existing national laws, state and local policies related to domestic violence, upcoming legislative action events, and congressional contacts.
A social-change organization composed of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations, and supportive individuals that works at a national policy level to help domestic violence victims and their advocates.
Offers programs and resources related to domestic violence including advocacy, social change, training, technical assistance, and support to victims through state and national collaborations and partnerships.
Domestic violence and other lifetime trauma can have significant mental health consequences. Although symptoms often improve or abate with increased safety and social support, abuse may sometimes have longer-term health and mental health effects. The traumatic effects of abuse can impact an individual’s ability to access safety, heal from trauma, and pursue life goals. Additionally, living with mental health conditions or addiction increases a person’s risk of experiencing abuse in the future. Exposure to ongoing abuse can also exacerbate symptoms and affect recovery.
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Our work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice.
The Center is one of four national Special Issue Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
Topics addressed include exposure to violence and the type of exposure, legal system responses, therapeutic interventions, and questions to ask about children and youth exposed to domestic and community violence.
A comprehensive list of tools and resources from various organizations on providing care for children who have experienced violence. Includes curricula and training manuals; Spanish-language publications; resources for families and caregivers, teens, young adults, and refugee families; tip sheets on trauma-informed care; webinars, and more.
Selected resources for eight audiences on providing trauma-informed care: parents and other caregivers, child welfare staff, early childhood providers, men and fathers, domestic violence and homeless shelters, teachers, agencies and staff that work with youth, and agencies that work with immigrant families.
Provides information on the history of Domestice Violence Awarenss Month and offers suggestions on how your organization can be part of the campaign to stop domestic violence.