The following resources provide insight to Federal and State legislation and policies that are dedicated to supporting and protecting those impacted by domestic violence.
Battered Women’s Justice Project
Provides technical assistance and training to advocates, court personnel, and law enforcement staff.
Domestic Violence and Civil Injunctions
First Judicial Circuit of Florida
Offers information on civil injunctions within the State of Florida.
Domestic Violence Laws & Rules
Florida Department of Children and Families
Provides legal information and guidance for victims within the State of Florida.
Family Violence Prevention & Services Act
National Network to End Domestic Violence
Explains legislation dedicated to domestic violence shelters and programs
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Describes the process of how legislations are created and two domestic violence laws that were passed by Congress.
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence
Offers various workshops and resources for judges and judicial officers on the topic of domestic violence.
Office on Violence Against Women
U.S. Department of Justice
Focuses on strengthening justice and services at the Federal level to domestic violence victims.
Civil Protection Orders
Explains the differences between orders and provides tips on how to file and seek assistance.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Illustrates the historical timeline of this important piece of legislation.
Guides individuals through legal questions or concerns regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, and various other topics.