Battered Women's Justice Project

AEquitas partners with the Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) to host the National Institutes on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence, and serves on the BWJP Steering Committee to develop a national action plan on effective implementation of legislation related to firearms and domestic violence. AEquitas also collaborates with BWJP's National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC), on a national training for OVW grantees: Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement.

BWJP is the national resource center on criminal and civil justice responses to domestic violence, and promotes change within community organizations and governmental agencies engaged in these cases in order to enhance their effectiveness in providing safety and justice for battered women and their families. BWJP offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice system in addressing domestic violence, including civilian/military coordination in cases involving military personnel and innovative responses to justice-involved veterans. Technical assistance and training on all issues related to the issuance, service and inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders is provided by the NCPOFFC.

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women partners with BWJP to provide technical assistance on all issues related to domestic violence victims who are charged with crimes.

Special Initiatives