Publications

March 6, 2014
Research confirms that as many as one in five adolescent females and one in ten adolescent males have been abused physically or sexually by a dating partner. In response, many states have made protective orders available to minors though they have limited additional legal protections to extend. Meanwhile, dependency and delinquency courts are recognizing that many of the parents of the minors...
October 23, 2013
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 18 is now available!! This volume focuses on the 2012 legislative sessions. New legislation represents, for most lawmakers, an effort to address areas of concern, to remedy gaps, and to make the law better respond to the lived realities of domestic violence victims and their children. The 2012 legislative session reflects steadfast focus on enhanced...
October 11, 2013
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, Vol. 16, No. 2, is dedicated to the child protection and custody challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender (LGBQT) survivors of domestic violence and by the LGBQT community. This issue was guest edited by a new partner to the...
August 1, 2012
Family Violence Snapshots provide an in-depth analysis of a child protection or custody issue that include fundamental and practical information to promote co-occurrence collaboration, trauma-informed responses, and/or best practices and to address barriers in the domestic violence child protection and custody field at large. Select a snapshot to download: Volume 1 No. 1 - Defending Childhood
February 1, 2012
The Family Violence Department (FVD) produces a bi-annual newsletter, Synergy, that highlights special topics in the area of child protection and custody and provides updates on statutes, case law, and efforts to address family violence. The first issue of Synergy was published in Spring 1994. Synergy can be downloaded below, ordered via facsimile, email fvdinfo@ncjfcj.org, or through the...
September 1, 2011
Unidentified domestic violence or unsafe intervention in domestic violence situations may contribute to poor outcomes for families. This guide was written to help stakeholders develop effective Program Improvement Plans for achieving safety, permanency, and well-being in domestic violence cases, and to identify or anticipate related technical assistance needs. Click here to download this...
May 1, 2011
This publication is also known as Passport to Safety and is designed to facilitate the efforts of states, tribes, and territories to implement Full Faith & Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Since its initial printing in 1999, VAWA has been amended twice - once in 2000 and again in 2005. This version reflects the 2005 amendments and expands Passport to Safety from its...
January 1, 2011
This publication is known as the Accountability Checklist and was developed to guide judges in holding perpetrators of domestic violence accountability and ensure that efforts to reach fathers will foster the safety and well-being of children and victim parents. The Accountability Checklist will help the court leverage its authority, provide appropriate services, and improve judicial decision-...
January 1, 2011
Provide a state-by-state guide to domestic and family violence legislation passed in 1995 through 2010 sessions. Legislators, judges, attorneys, domestic violence coalitions, and others interested in state domestic and family violence legislation will find these publications useful and informative as a guide to what legislative changes were made to address domestic violence in legislation across...
October 1, 2010
Since 1992, the Family Violence Department has published three issues of the Juvenile and Family Court Journal dedicated to family and domestic violence. Each special issue highlights cutting-edge research and emerging trends in the areas of child protection and child custody in the context of family and domestic violence. Vol. 61, No. 4 (Fall, 2010) The third special issue on family violence...

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