Publications

May 13, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of synergy Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) semi-annual newsletter, is now available! Volume 18, No. 1 of Synergy is dedicated to the topic of domestic child sex trafficking (DCST). Our lead article offers an overview of DCST and explores the dynamics of coercive control and the trafficking victim that makes the...
April 3, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court. This guide, available online, outlines what courts need to know about a trauma consultation (also known as a "trauma audit"), and how such a consultation can help courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. Based on work with...
March 23, 2015
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 19 is now available! This volume focuses on the 2013 legislative sessions. Orders of protection were a dominant focus of the 2013 legislative season with many state legislatures expanding their reach and enhancing their capacity to provide safe options for victims and their families. The 2013 legislative season also saw a renewed focus on victims’ rights...
October 3, 2014
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 2 of 2 is dedicated to increasing awareness of violence against women in tribal communities generally, and Alaska Natives specifically. This issue includes an article titled Hello My Name is: Alaska...
October 2, 2014
Synergy, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's (RCDV: CPC) twice a year newsletter, is now available! Synergy, FVPSA, 30th & VAWA 20th Anniversary Issue, No. 1 of 2 is dedicated to the topic of trauma and domestic violence. The issue is guest edited by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH). It contains articles on...
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.
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...

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