http://www.law.seattleu.edu/Documents/sjsj/2011spring/Przekop.pdf One More Battleground: Domestic Violence, Child Custody, and the Batterers’ Relentless Pursuit of their Victims Through the Court “… The high rate of continued physical violence after separation is only one problem a woman may face after escaping an abusive partner. Even if survivors of abuse succeed in leaving their abusers, there is another…

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CUSTODY STUDIES http://www.vawnet.org/applied-research-papers/print-document.php?doc_id=371By Daniel Saunders Daniel G. Saunders, Ph.D.University of MichiganSchool of Social Work “…This document describes some of the legal and cultural trends surrounding custody and visitation decisions and the social science evidence supporting a need to consider domestic violence in these decisions….” Highlights: “Social science evidence can help to establish which parent is…

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About the Custody Project ?BWJP is working to improve the family court response to domestic violence through a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women.  The goal of the project is to enhance safety for battered women and their children by ensuring that family court decision-making accounts for the nature and effects of domestic…

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http://www.ncadv.org/files/NCADVchildcustodyinstitute.pdf  ”The battered women’s movement had made progress for many years, making it easier for victims of domestic violence to obtain protective orders, divorce, financial support, shelter, criminal prosecution and community support. This made it easier for women to leave their abusers which in turn helped reduce the domestic violence homicide rate. Significantly, communities that…

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Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody  – Legal Strategies and Policy Issues Editors: Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D. and Barry Goldstein, J.D http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/dvac.html In a trend that started in the 1980s, and increasingly since then, family court judges across the U.S. have ordered thousands and thousands of children into unsupervised visitation with abusive biological fathers.  In…

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http://www.barrygoldstein.net/books/domestic-violence-abuse-and-child-custody Domestic Violence Abuse and Child Custody “Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody is a multi-disciplinary book co-edited by (CAVNET members) Dr. Mo Therese Hannah and Barry Goldstein which was published in 2010.  It contains chapters by over 25 of the leading domestic violence custody experts from the United States and Canada including judges, lawyers,…

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The Custody Battle – The Importance of Recognizing the Existence of Violence In the Relationship and the Exercise of Power and Control By Marc Dubin, Esq., Executive Director, CAVNET (www.cavnet.org), and former Special Counsel, United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. When a couple comes before a family court judge seeking a…

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