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Webinar Recording

Custody - Challenges for Battered Women: Research & Practice

Published: August, 2013| Lenore Walker, Ed.D., Becki Truscott Kondkar, J.D.

Dr. Walker and Professor Kondkar discuss the challenges confronted by battered women as they consider whether to seek a custody/parenting time order from a court. In making decisions about mediation… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Custody Project History and Future Directions

Published: June, 2013| Gabrielle Davis

This project report highlights the National Child Custody Project's progress, and includes emerging themes and the challenges and limitations of current practice. A proposed conceptual framework for… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Strong Moms, Safe Kids

Published: January, 2013| Jill Abernathey, Sara Lee, Frances Macaulay

Advocates and service providers both in Duluth and nationally identified a lack of advocacy for women in the months and years following separation from their abusive partner. In Duluth, experience… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Custody: Gendered Harms Affecting Asian & Other Immigrants

Published: October, 2012| Chic Dabby

Batterer-generated and systems-generated harms converge in custody determinations. The situation for Asian and other immigrant and refugee abused mothers are compounded by anti-immigrant policies and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Custody Evaluation Beliefs and Practices in Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence: Results and Implications of a National Survey

Published: August, 2012| Daniel Saunders, Gabrielle Davis

Dr. Saunders describes the results from a survey of 1,187 judges, child custody evaluators, private attorneys, legal aid attorneys, and domestic abuse program workers about custody… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Mind the Gap: Accounting for Domestic Abuse in Child Custody Evaluations

Published: June, 2012| Ellen Pence, Gabrielle Davis, Denise Gamache, Cheryl Beardslee

This report was part of a national child custody project funded by the Office of Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice designed to help family court systems better identify… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Should I Stay or Should I Go, Part II: Emerging Issues in Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Published: May, 2012| Deborah Goelman, Darren Mitchell

This webinar addresses additional questions about interstate custody and relocation cases raised by participants during the first webinar, as well as emerging issues identified by the field. Topics… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Should I Stay or Should I Go, Part I: Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

Published: March, 2012| Deborah Goelman, Darren Mitchell

To address the many issues battered mothers face in the custody arena, BWJP continues our series of webinars intended to examine a wide variety of topics that relate to custody litigation. Intended… View this resource

Webinar Recording

National Custody Demonstration Project Update: Introducing a New Framework for Family Court Practitioners

Published: February, 2012| Gabrielle Davis, J.D.

Gabrielle Davis, J.D., provides an update on BWJP’s National Custody Demonstration Project and share a newly developed framework to help family court practitioners account for domestic violence in… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Parent Coordination Services: A Guide for Policy Makers

Published: December, 2011| Barbara Hart, Esq.

This guide is designed to assist policymakers, courts and attorneys in deliberations and decision-making on enabling legislation, licensing standards, rules of court, appointment letters or contracts… 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