Publications

Family Violence Snapshots
Family Violence Snapshots
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. More
Child and Family Service Review Outcomes Strategies to Improve Domestic Violence Responses in CFSR Program Improvement Plans
Child and Family Service Review Outcomes Strategies to Improve Domestic Violence Responses in CFSR Program Improvement Plans
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. More
Checklist to Promote Perpetrator Accountability in Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence
Checklist to Promote Perpetrator Accountability in Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence
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-...More
Juvenile and Family Court Journal - Family Violence Issues
Juvenile and Family Court Journal - Family Violence Issues
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...More
Specialized Family Violence Information Packets
Specialized Family Violence Information Packets
May 1, 2010
The Family Violence Department has developed five specialized family violence information packets on child protection and child custody issues in the context of domestic and family violence.  A description of each packet and its table of contents are listed below.  If you wish to order a packet, please contact our Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody at (800) 527-...More
Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice
Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice
January 1, 2010
This publication is known as the CPO Guide. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO Guide as a tool designed to support the work of professionals dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the civil protection order process. It provides guidance for advocates, attorneys, judges, law...More
Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence
Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence
December 1, 2008
Domestic violence in dependency cases often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. This checklist includes easy reference bench cards for judges to consult during removal, adjudication, disposition, review, permanency, and termination hearings involving domestic violence. It is designed to aid judges in making reasonable efforts findings that are required by federal law in dependency cases involving...More
A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases
A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases
January 1, 2008
Because custody cases involving abuse have intermingled issues of safety and access, judges require effective and accessible information and tools to aid their decision-making. The Judicial Guide contains 14 bench cards which provide an easy-to-use checklist system for judges at critical decision-making points throughout the case, as well as a supplemental guide which provides additional...More
Navigating Custody and Visitation
Navigating Custody and Visitation
January 1, 2006
As the volume of cases involving custody, parent access, and domestic violence continues to rise, judges are relying on professional custody evaluators to inform their decisions more than ever before. This Navigating Guide is designed to serve as a practical tool for judges on how to interpret and act on professional child custody evaluations when domestic violence is involved in family law cases...More
A Guide for Effective Issuance & Enforcement of Protection Orders
A Guide for Effective Issuance & Enforcement of Protection Orders
January 1, 2005
This publication, also known as the Burgundy Book, preceded Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (2010). The Burgundy Book is available upon request, for historical purposes only. It is only available by calling the Resource Center at 1-800-527-3223. More