Dedicated Domestic Violence Docket

The Dedicated Domestic Violence Docket/Deferred Judgment Program was established in 2007 under the leadership of Judge Ronald B. Adrine to improve court responses to domestic violence, increase offender accountability and enhance victim safety. This specialized treatment of domestic violence cases has proven to be effective by the coordinated court response with law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, judges and probation officers. This docket currently serves three of the city’s five police districts and will eventually serve the entire city.  Three judges are assigned to hear all cases designated as appropriate for the DDVD. Compliance hearings are held for all DDVD cases assigned to probation supervision to ensure that all conditions of probation are being met.

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