National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Domestic Violence Resource Center (2017)

The Center is supporting a larger project led by NCJFCJ to provide resources to a variety of stakeholders about the complex issue of custody and domestic violence. The Center and NCJFCJ are interviewing a wide variety of stakeholders to better understand the values and beliefs that promote and inhibit good decision making about custody when families are experiencing domestic violence. Courts, custody evaluators, mediators, DV advocates, legal aides, and others support families as they address these complex issues. However, their understanding of how domestic violence may impact their efforts and the well-being of children and survivors varies. The Center will develop recommendations about language and framing as NCJFCJ develops specific guidance.

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