Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice, by Susan Schechter and Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD

February 6, 1999

This publication, also known as the Greenbook, is the official policy of the NCJFCJ and sets forth principles and recommendations for improving the policies and practices of child protection services, domestic violence services, and juvenile courts. The five chapters contained in the Greenbook (Guiding Framework, Foundation Principles and Recommendations, Child Protection System, Domestic Violence Services for Families, and Courts) are outlined in the Executive Summary. For more information regarding the Greenbook Initiative visit http://www.thegreenbook.info/.

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Project Leadership in Multi-System Change Efforts to Address the Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment - Lessons Learned from the Greenbook Project Directors

March 2009

This publication shares many of the leadership lessons from the perspective of the Greenbook Project directors and is one of several publications that document the Greenbook sites’ experience. The Greenbook Project guided collaborative efforts among local child protection agencies, domestic violence advocacy programs, the family or dependency court, and other organizations, to more effectively serve families experiencing domestic violence. Also available online at http://thegreenbook.info.


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Bringing the Greenbook to Life: A Resource Guide for Communities

May 2008

This publication is designed for communities seeking to develop interventions that will improve their responses to families suffering both domestic violence and child maltreatment. This resource guide is organized into eight sections: Understanding Each Other; Laying the Foundations; Collaboration; Assessing System Readiness; Confronting the –isms; Changing Practice; Widening the Circle; and The Unresolved Questions.  Also available online at http://thegreenbook.info.