BWJP is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to domestic violence. It provides information and analysis on issues related to investigating, prosecuting, sentencing and monitoring domestic violence offenders. See BWJP's website for more.

Strong Criminal Justice Response


A strong justice system is crucial for the safety, security and justice for battered women and their families.

DAIP’s Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems: We offer training and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil legal systems in addressing domestic violence.


On April 20, 2010, Judge Sue Carbon, director of the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, provided this appreciation for BWJP’s work on its Military/Civilian Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project:


"I have spoken to so many within the Office and in the Associate’s Office about your work, and we are anxious to share your lessons learned and all your good work. You have every right to be proud of these accomplishments, and the change you have affected. The collaboration you have helped build, and the substantive knowledge they have gained from working with you,

are extraordinary. Warmest congratulations."


Changes in the criminal justice system mean greater safety for women and

accountability for offenders. Your gift supports this work!