Protecting Protection Orders

Another source helps to ensure protection orders are recognized

As soon as this story is posted on and its social channels, we know what will come next: unfortunate stories from survivors about protection order failures.

While unquestionably imperfect, there are organizations like the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit (NCPOFFC) working to make protection orders the tools they are intended to be.

NCPOFFC focuses on assisting and training both individuals who don’t have an advocate and are not represented by an attorney, as well as officers, prosecutors, judges, court administrators, court personnel, civil attorneys and victim advocates. The issues they counsel on are related to interjurisdictional enforcement of protection orders, child custody provisions within protection orders, federal and state firearms prohibitions related to domestic violence and federal domestic violence and stalking crimes.


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