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Arkansas Judiciary’s Domestic Violence Program
One in three American women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. The Center for Disease Control estimates 15,000,000 children are abused every year. These numbers translate to households and family units that do not provide safety and security where safety and security should exist.
In the last decade, Arkansas has consistently ranked at or near the top 10 states with the highest incidence of domestic violence homicides. Our goal is to reduce the rate of homicides related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
How do we do this?
The evidence demonstrates when courts become more efficient in how they handle domestic violence cases through improved practices and procedures for orders of protection and no contact orders, improved batterer intervention programs and stricter enforcement of laws and orders, incidence related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are reduced.
Education, Training, Collaboration and Coordination
The Domestic Violence Program provides targeted training, technical assistance, collaboration and coordination of statewide efforts to improve court practices and stakeholder practices in the area of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Our mission is to support the Arkansas Judiciary and its stakeholders with tools and resources in the area of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to ensure a court system that is efficient, accessible and fair to all. We work throughout the state with law enforcement, clerks, prosecutors, public defenders, private bar attorneys, probation, shelters, legal aid and other court programs to support the judiciary in this effort. The Domestic Violence Program envisions a future where through training and education, collaboration and coordination the Arkansas Judiciary will continue to provide efficiency, accessibility and fairness.
To learn more about the Domestic Violence Program and /or domestic violence, please see the menu to the right.
Director, Domestic Violence Program
Administrative Office of the Courts
625 Marshall, Box 2100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: (501) 682-9410