BWJP is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to intimate partner violence (IPV).

In addition to our main office in Minneapolis, BWJP manages the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit, and partners with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, which provides assistance to IPV victims charged with crimes and their defense teams.

All three offices provide technical assistance and training to professionals engaged in these systems: advocates, civil attorneys, judges and related court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, probation officers, batterers intervention program staff, and defense attorneys; as well as to policymakers, the media, and victims, including incarcerated victims, and their families and friends. BWJP also assists tribal and military personnel who fulfill equivalent positions in their respective institutional responses to IPV.

Resources By This Author

  1. Domestic Violence-Related Mass and Spree Killings

    BWJP |

    Webinar Recording

    This webinar concentrates on two forms of "public" mass and spree killings, described by Dr. Websdale.

  2. Federal and State Law Related to Domestic Violence and Firearms

    BWJP |

    Tools, Guides & Forms

    This guide describes federal firearm prohibition laws created by the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Lautenberg Amendment, as well as state firearm restrictions.

  3. Limitations of Federal, State, and Tribal Law

    BWJP |

    Legal and Policy Analysis

    This analysis examines current federal, state, and tribal laws and the limitations that affect their ability to protect victims of domestic violence.

  4. Supreme Court Cases Related to Firearms and Domestic Violence

    BWJP |

    Legal and Policy Analysis

    This document summarizes significant Supreme Court cases related to firearms and domestic violence.

  5. Differences in State Laws

    BWJP |

    Legal and Policy Analysis

    This analysis explains the various laws on domestic violence and firearms restrictions that have been enacted in many states, and the differences between them.

  6. Police Seizure of Firearms at Scenes of Domestic Violence

    BWJP |

    Legal and Policy Analysis

    This table summarizes protocols by state for police seizure of firearms at scenes of domestic violence.