Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
This publication is known as the CPO Guide and is an updated version of the publication: A Guide for Effective Issuance & Enforcement of Protection Orders, also known as the Burgundy Book. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO Guide as a tool designed to support the work of professionals dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the civil protection order process. It provides guidance for advocates, attorneys, judges, law enforcement personnel, and prosecutors to help ensure that protection orders are effectively issued, served, and enforced across the country.