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 information about  in- and out-of-court behaviors, best interest of the child, and order issuance and enforcement.