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Policy Analysis

Considering the Needs of Domestic Violence Victims: The Exceptions to Minnesota's Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 114

Published: April, 2011| Anne Fuchs, Azure Schermerhorn-Snyder

This article provides an overview of the current discussion regarding the use of mediation in cases involving domestic violence, and the importance of developing appropriately-oriented assessment… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Preparing Battered Mothers for Custody Court

Published: February, 2011| Liz Richards

Liz launches BWJP’s monthly webinar series on custody-related issues with an overview of the problems in the Family Court system and some practical strategies for advocates to assist battered mothers… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Custody Provisions Within Protection Orders

Published: February, 2011| NCPOFFC, Deborah Goelman, Darren Mitchell

This webinar provides an overview of issues involving the issuance and enforcement of custody provisions within protection orders pursuant to the full faith and credit provision of the Violence… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Executive Summary and Final Report of the Ohio Custody Audit

Published: January, 2011| Praxis International, BWJP

The Henry County, Ohio Child Custody and Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit (“Ohio Audit”) examines how the local family court system takes domestic abuse into account in the resolution… View this resource

Policy Analysis

The Dangers of Presumptive Joint Physical Custody

Published: May, 2010| Gabrielle Davis, J.D., Kristine Lizdas, J.D., Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, J.D., Jenna Yauch

This article details the problems that arise for victims of domestic violence and their children from legal presumptions for joint physical custody, and strongly advocates against such legal… View this resource

Community Safety Assessment Report

Winona County, MN, Child Custody Safety and Accountability Audit Report

Published: October, 2009| Loretta Frederick, J.D., Valerie Williams

The Winona County Child Custody Safety and Accountability Audit explored the question: "How is the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and their children addressed and promoted in… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Custody Statutes Charts Updated 2008

Published: January, 2008| BWJP

These charts provide a synopsis of each state's custody statutes. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Child Custody Flow Chart

Published: April, 2005| NCPOFFC, Tamara Kuennen

This child custody flow chart assists practitioners in determining which court has initial jurisdiction to determine child custody using the following the jurisdictional statutes: Uniform Child… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Reducing Language Barriers To Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements Of Title VI

Published: January, 2004| Carolyn Ham

In addition to the usual obstacles to leaving a violent relationship, battered immigrant women face a host of additional issues such as fears about being deported, loss of legal immigration status and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Practitioner's Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act: Custody Tools Series

Published: January, 2004| NCPOFFC

This tool provides a statutory summary of the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C §1901. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Calculating Safety: Reckoning with Domestic Violence in the Context of Child Support Parenting Time Initiatives

Published: April, 2015| Nancy Ver Steegh, Gabrielle Davis

This article explores domestic violence-related implications of federal and state initiatives seeking to establish parenting time in connection with entry of child support orders. The authors… View this resource

Website

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges/Family Violence Department

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The Family Violence Department improves the way courts, law enforcement agencies, and others respond to family violence, while recognizing the legal, cultural, and psychological dynamics involved with… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Domestic Violence and Child Custody: A 4-Part Model for Helping Judges Make More Informed Decisions

Published: June, 2013| Kristine Lizdas

Family court judges should consider the impact of violence on families when making decisions about child custody and visitation, according to Kristine Lizdas, a managing attorney at the Battered… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter

Published: June, 2012| Katreena Scott, Fernando Mederos

This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the research on the commonalities and controversies surrounding parenting interventions programs for men who batter with an emphasis on improving… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter

Published: June, 2012| Katreena Scott, Fernando Mederos

This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the practical considerations related to parenting interventions programs for men who batter. These include questions about program length and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Center for Court Innovation Child Support Protocol

Published: January, 2004| Liberty Aldrich, Judge Judy Reichler

This is a best practice guide for integrated domestic violence courts on how to handle child support, including information regarding federal child support protocols. View this resource