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Welcome to the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence
Formed in 1998, the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence is a dynamic partnership among the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund) and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. The NJIDV has provided highly interactive, skills-based domestic violence workshops for judges and judicial officers nationwide since 1999.
During the past 18 years, the NJIDV has developed a continuum of judicial education that currently includes the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (EJS) Workshop, Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (CJS) Program, Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop, Faculty Development, and Technical Assistance for state and regional adaptation and replication of NJIDV programs. NJIDV conducts court observations and on-site technical assistance to past NJIDV participant judges seeking help in changing practice in their courts and communities. Upon the invitation of OVW, NJIDV also conducts site visits to current and prospective grantees of the Court Training and Improvements Program, pre-award, to assess capacity to achieve their proposed objectives and, post award, to assist with grant implementation.