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City's domestic violence court to serve as example

Posted at 5:55 AM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 08:55:32-04

Tucson's domestic violence court has been chosen to serve as a national model.

Judge Wendy Million and the domestic violence court team will help other courts across the country improve responses to domestic violence cases.

It's an effort by the U.S. Department of Justice to recognize the court's work and help other courts make sure victims are safe and hold offenders accountable.

The court will host site visits, link courts with peers facing similar challenges, and help other domestic violence courts to use the best practices to respond effectively.

The court team will host site visits from places planning domestic violence courts, will also travel to other cities to help on developing domestic violence courts, and share forms, procedures, and protocols.

According to a city's release, the team will also develop and participate in judicial forums and round table meetings all around the country, and respond any questions or concerns from other courts, and collaborate with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women.