If you take family law cases, you’ll find this book an essential aide. Although intended primarily for attorneys who practice in civil court, this book is also valuable for assistant state’s attorneys and domestic violence advocates. It provides a clear and comprehensive understanding of the Act, and can be used as a quick reference for researching specific problems. Twelve sections cover Public Policy, Substantive Provisions of the Act, Procedural Provisions, Enforcement of Orders of Protection, Law Enforcement Responsibilities, Domestic Violence Workers, Appeals and Constitutional Challenges, Orders of Protection in Criminal Court, Representing Respondents, Civil No Contact Orders, Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence, and much more.
Prepared by Jan Russell from the Chicago Police Department, a highly-rated trainer on domestic violence and child abduction issues who has trained more than 15,000 police officers, lawyers, and social service providers from Florida to Hawaii.
Published 2009, 198 pages