Domestic Violence

Effective Adjudication of Domestic Abuse Cases


The American Judges Association, with the assistance of Futures Without Violence, and the National Center for State Courts, is proud to provide this high quality, web-based, comprehensive domestic violence education for judges. Using adult-learning instruction tools and interactive exercises, separate training modules on key issues allow new and experienced judges to learn at their own pace from leading national experts they might not otherwise have the time, opportunity or funding to see. The AJA offers this engaging and convenient resource at no cost to judges who want to apply this state of the art learning to make our communities safer.



This online training course was developed under grant number SJI-16-E-227 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.

This online training course is an updated adaptation and includes material from an earlier project supported by Grant No. 2010-DD-BX-K034 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this project are those of the authors and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.

  • Module1: Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Module 2: Civil Protection Orders
  • Module 3: Child Custody
  • Module 4: Evidentiary Issues
  • Module 5: Sentencing in Domestic Violence Cases
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever