Power Point describing changes to Virginia's Protective Order laws from 2011-2013 (presented to the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar on May 8, 2013).
A brochure intended to provide summary information regarding family abuse protective orders and protective orders covering other non-family abuse circumstances.
A 2012 brochure with frequently asked questions about I-CAN! Virginia, Virginia's online forms completion program for petitions for protective orders. Hard copies of this brochure, along with business cards (in English and Spanis) and posters can be obtained, free of charge, from the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Department of Judicial Planning at: 804-786-8902.
In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation stating that “the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall promote the use of local and regional sexual assault response team policy and protocol, established pursuant to subdivision 46 of §9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, as an integral part of an effective coordinated community response to sexual assault” (Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 980). The Code directs that DCJS shall “establish training standards and publish a model policy and protocols for local and regional sexual assault response teams” (§9.1-102). In accordance with these legislative mandates, DCJS developed these guidelines based on review of existing state and national protocols and best practices and consultations with local Virginia sexual assault response team members. This model protocol focuses on adult sexual assault.
In accordance with Code of Virginia § 9.1-1300(domestic violence policies and procedures for law-enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth), all law enforcement agencies are required to establish policies and procedures for responding to alleged domestic violence and family abuse. This model policy can be used or adapted by law enforcement agencies to meet this mandate, and to promote promising practices for domestic violence response and investigation.