Public Policy

woman on cross walkThere are many policies and laws that govern how the legal and court systems respond to domestic and intimate partner violence cases. Take a look below for National and Statewide laws that pertain to domestic violence.

 

National

Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban

Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban Factsheet

The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 text

Full Faith and Credit Given to Protection Orders

Full Faith and Credit law text

National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit

Immigrant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Self-Petitioning for Battered Immigrant Women and Children law text

Interstate Domestic Violence

Interstate Domestic Violence law text

Interstate Stalking

Interstate Stalking law text

Interstate Violation of Protection Order

Interstate Violation of Protection Order law text

The Victim’s of Crime Act (VOCA)

The Office for Victims of Crime

Crime Victim’s Fund Factsheet

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

VAWA Factsheet

The Violence Against Women Act (2013 re-authorization)

National Law Reference Resources

Battered Women’s Justice Project

Laws on Violence Against Women (Womenshealth.gov)

Domestic Violence Laws (US Department of Justice)

State

California Penal Codes that Pertain to Domestic Violence

Sections 240-248 text

Sections 270-273.75 text

State Law Reference Resources

WomensLaw.org

California Courts Domestic Violence Self Help