The National Child Custody Project works to promote domestic violence-informed decision-making in child custody disputes between parents.
The project’s goal is to increase safety for battered parents and their children while promoting fairness in all custody-related processes. Project staff provide training and technical assistance to courts, legal and dispute resolution professionals, advocates and others working to resolve child custody disputes in ways that account for the nature, context and implications of domestic violence for parents and children.
The National Child Custody Project provides the following training and technical assistance:
- Policy and curriculum development
- Analysis of child custody systems and practices
- Identification of barriers to informed decision-making in civil courts
- Guidance to improve practice in child custody cases