CJS: Civil Protection Order Court Assignment Course
The Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (CJS) Program is specifically designed for judges who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop (EJS). The CJS Program addresses judges’ specific assignments at a more intensive level and introduces new topics of special interest. This specific course is 1.5 days.
Participant who attend the Civil Protection Order Court Assignment Course will be better able to:
- Use risk and danger assessment tools when rendering decisions in civil protection order cases;
- Apply an understanding of domestic violence when issuing economic relief on behalf of victims and their children;
- Manage protection order cases involving pro se litigants and recognize the ability to promote a pro se litigant’s access to justice within the ethical constraints of a judge; and
- Identify the wide range of enforcement mechanisms available to ensure compliance with protection orders, including civil and criminal contempt proceedings.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All state and tribal court judges and judicial officers (commissioners, referees, etc.) nationwide who have successfully completed the EJS are eligible to attend the workshops, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving one of the following OVW Grants: (1) Grants to Encourage Arrest, (2) STOP Violence Against Indian Women Grants, or (3) Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant; (4) Court Training and Improvement Program. Program Priority is also given to OVW funded agencies jurisdictions that send more than one judge. The program is offered free of charge. Local OVW funded agencies and some courts might cover their judges’ travel and per diem costs. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem costs.