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  • Informed judicial decision-making based on comprehensive and current information on all matters involving the family;

  • Consistent handling of all matters relating to the same family by a single presiding judge;

  • Efficient use of court resources, with reduced numbers of appearances and speedier dispositions;

  • Linkage to social services and other resources to address comprehensively the needs of family members;

  • Promotion of victim safety through elimination of conflicting orders and decisions;

  • Increased confidence in the court system by reducing inefficiency for litigants and by eliminating conflicting orders;

  • Coordinated community response and collaboration among criminal justice and child welfare agencies and community-based groups offering social services and assistance to domestic violence victims and their children.
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