Resources Library: Courts

FACT Issue Brief—Older Adults and Family Violence

Added Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Action Alliance

This FACT Issue Brief identifies forms of family violence and abuse faced by older adults and summarizes research on effective ways communities and households can identify and prevent further abuse. Promising strategies designed to protect the safety and security of the older adult population within the Commonwealth of Virginia are highlighted.

Federal Firearms Law: Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban

Added Monday, November 15, 2010 by Office of the Executive Secretary


An important Notice to Persons Convicted of Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence This  brochure was developed by the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of Executive Secretary.

Guns and Domestic Violence are a lethal combination - Infographic

Added Friday, January 17, 2020 by Action Alliance

The Action Alliance supports policies to remove firearms from potentially lethal situations and give law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and courts tools to effectively enforce measures to protect victims, their families, and the broader community. This infographic highlights some of the ways that firearm-based violence and domestic violence intersect featuring statistical data from multiple resources.

I-CAN!  Understanding Protective Orders in Richmond, Virginia

Added Thursday, July 14, 2016 by Action Alliance

The I-CAN! Understanding Protective Orders in Richmond, Virginia Booklet describes what a protective order is, the types of protective orders, the process of obtaining a protective order in Richmond, Virginia, tips about going to court, what to do after you receive a protective order, and various resources.

 

Attached is (1) the English version of the booklet, (2) a large print English version of the booklet, and (3) a Spanish version of the booklet.

Immigrant Families & Public Benefits: Under a New Presidential Administration

Added Tuesday, May 02, 2017 by Virginia Poverty Law Center

Recent changes to immigration enforcement have resulted in social services agencies across Virginia reporting decreased numbers of immigrant families requesting access to services. Some immigrant families even seek to withdraw their U.S.-born children from crucial benefits for which they are eligible due to fear of immigration enforcement. This PDF document is from a webinar given on March 31, 2017, to discuss changes in the immigration enforcement landscape, its impact on immigrant communities, immigrants' eligibility for public benefits for themselves and their U.S.-born children and strategies to encourage immigrant families to continue to access public benefits for which they are eligible. The webinar was sponsored by the Virginia League of Social Services Executives, Legal Aid Justice Center, Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Virginia State Bar Access to Justice Committee.