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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

Research & Statistics

Custody Evaluators Beliefs About Domestic Abuse Closely Related to Custody Outcomes

Published: December, 2011| Gabrielle Davis

Three important new studies explore the relationship between custody evaluators' beliefs about domestic abuse and the parenting recommendations they make to the court. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sexual Coercion in the Context of Custody Litigation

Published: December, 2011| Connie J. A. Beck, Gabrielle Davis, J.D.

Scant research has been devoted to how pre- and post- separation sexual coercion functions in the lives of abused women generally and, more particularly, what implications it has for child custody… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Developing and Implementing a Practice Guide on Domestic Violence for Parenting Evaluators: One Community's Experience

Published: November, 2011| Merril Cousin, Rachael DelVillar, Anne Ganley, PhD

Parenting evaluations are frequently offered in contested custody cases, and many professionals who conduct them do not have expertise or training in domestic violence. Survivors, advocates, and… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Applying the Safe and Together Model to Custody and Visitation

Published: October, 2011| David Mandel, MA, Bridget Reilly, MA

The Safe and Together model is being implemented in a number of states and jurisdictions (Connecticut, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Kansas City, MO) to improve case practice and cross system collaboration… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Supporting Battered Mothers Involved in Custody Disputes

Published: September, 2011| Dr. Shannon Schmidt

Battered mothers need help and support now. Specialized support groups for custody challenged battered mothers are one way to provide that support. Shannon Schmidt has been leading such a group for… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Parental Kidnapping Statutes: Highlight

Published: September, 2011| BWJP, National Clearinghouse for Defense of Battered Women

This chart is designed as a reference guide to each state's parental kidnapping statute or statutes, with particular emphasis on whether these statutes contain language potentially relevant to… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

A Systematic Approach to Domestic Abuse-Informed Child Custody Decision Making in Family Law Cases

Published: October, 2015| Gabrielle Davis

This article describes a 4-part framework which provides an approach for practitioners who are making decisions in family court cases. The framework encourages these practitioners to 1) identify if… 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

Statute Guides & Matrices

State Child Custody Laws Related to Mobilization / Deployment of SM Parents

Published: March, 2013| George D. McHugh, Christine Church

This spreadsheet provides a breakdown of state child custody statutes and their applicability to military servicemembers mobilizing or deploying. 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

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

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

Research & Statistics

Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect

Published: January, 2011| University of Virginia School of Law

Despite legal and policy measures designed to protect victims, domestic violence remains a pervasive rights violation in the United States. Legal and policy developments in the criminal justice system… 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