Published: February, 2013| Stephanie Avalon

The Battered Women’s Justice Project is deeply committed to reform in the arena of custody litigation. Much of this effort involves analysis of structure and training of practitioners. It’s clearly a long term project. Meanwhile, battered mothers continue to face disbelieving judges, expensive legal fees, and unending litigation as they struggle to keep custody of the children they have borne. The least we, as advocates, can do for these mothers is to listen and validate their experience, supporting them as they fight to protect themselves and their children.