Domestic Violence & The Courtroom
Understanding The Problem... Knowing The Victim


This educational booklet provides a judge with critical information about victims of domestic violence. This booklet stresses the need for sensitivity and understanding for those victims who appear before the court scared, confused or intimidated. This booklet will help a judge to promote zero tolerance of domestic violence and provide a courtroom sensitive to the needs and safety of the victim.

The American Judge Association& Foundation's Domestic Violence Committee, in association with The Domestic Violence Institute, would like to thank those contributors whose initial support made possible the production of this greatly needed educational tool:

The American Judges Association

The American Judges Foundation

Phillip Beckerman, Esquire - New York

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Butta - New Jersey

CoreStates Bank, New Jersey National Bank - New Jersey

Executive Data, Inc - New Jersey

Gannett Outdoor Co. of New Jersey - New Jersey

Home Savings Bank - New York

Jersey Printing - New Jersey

Metropolitan Women's Bar Association - New York

The Honorable Kathleen Nachtigal - Oregon

NuWav Marketing, Inc. - New Jersey

The Strand Printery - New Jersey

Women's Bar Association of the State of New York


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