Domestic Violence Law & Public Policy

There 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.


Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban

Full Faith and Credit Given to Protection Orders

Immigrant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Interstate Domestic Violence

Interstate Stalking

Interstate Violation of Protection Order

The Victim’s of Crime Act (VOCA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

National Law Reference Resources


California Penal Codes that Pertain to Domestic Violence

State Law Reference Resources