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Interstate Compact on Economic Opportunity for Military Children

Legal and Related Services


  • Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Kupper, L.L., & Johnson, R.E. (2007) Child maltreatment in enlisted soldiers’ families during combat-related deployments. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298, 528-535
  • Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Johnson, R.E., Rentz, E.D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., & Hardison, J. (2008) Child maltreatment and substance abuse among U.S. Army soldiers. Child Maltreatment, 13, 259-268
  • Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Clinton-Sherrod, Hardison Walters, J.L. & Johnson, R.E. (2011) Child maltreatment with military families. RTI International: Research Brief. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  • Martin, S.L., Gibbs, D.A., Johnson, R.E., Rentz, E.D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., Hardison Walters, J.L., & Sullivan, K. (2009) Male soldier family violence offenders: Spouse and child offenders compared to child offenders. Violence and Victims, 24, 458-468
  • McCarroll, J.E., Fan, Z. Newby, J.H., & Ursano, R.J. (2008) Trends in US Army child maltreatment report: 1990- 2004. Child Abuse Review, 17, 108-118
  • McCarroll, J.E., Ursano, R.J., Fan, Z., & Newby, J.H. (2004) Comparison of U.S. Army and civilian substantiated reports of child maltreatment. Child Maltreatment, 9, 103-110
  • Rabenhorst, M.M., McCarthy, R.J., Thomsen, C.J., Milner, J.S., Travis, W.J., & Colasanti, M.P. (2015) Child maltreatment among U.S. Air Force parents deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. Child Maltreatment, 20, 61-71
  • Rentz, E.D. (2006) Child abuse and neglect in military and non-military families: An analysis of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), 2000-2003. Retrieved from ProQuest (UMI Microform 3207360)
  • Rentz, E.D., Marshall, S.W., Martin, S.L., Gibbs, D.A., Casteel, C., & Loomis, D. (2008) Occurrence of maltreatment in active duty military and nonmilitary families in the state of Texas. Military Medicine, 173, 515-522
  • Thomsen, C.J., Rabenhorst, M.M., McCarthy, R.J., Milner, J.S., Travis, W.J., Foster, R.E., & Copeland, C.W. (2014) Child maltreatment before and after combat-related deployment among active duty. United States Air Force maltreating parents. Psychology of Violence, 4, 143-155

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Samples

  • Referral of Juvenile Criminal Offenses on the Fort Benning Military Reservation to State Authorities. (n.d.) Memorandum of Understanding between The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia. The Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence, and The District Attorney’s Office for the Chattahoochee Judicial District. Retrieved March 14, 2019.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Resources

Protection Orders

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs)

  • Clark, S., McGuire, J. & Blue-Howells, H. (2014) What can family court learn from veterans treatment courts? Family Court Review, 52, 417-424
  • Clark, S., McGuire, J. & Blue-Howells, J. (2011) Development of veterans treatment courts: local and legislative initiatives. Drug Court Review, 3, 171–208
  • Holbrook, J.G. & Anderson, S. (2011) Veterans courts: early outcomes and key indicators for successWidener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper, Series 11, 25, 1–52. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  • McGuire, J., Clark, S., Blue-Howells, J., & Coe, C. (2013) An inventory of VA involvement in veterans courts, dockets and tracks. VA Veterans Justice Programs. Retrieved February 2, 2015,
  • Russell, R.T. (2009) Veterans treatment court: A proactive approach. New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, 35, 357-372
  • Smee, D.E., McGuire, J., Garrick, T., Sreenivasan, S., Dow, D. & Woehl, D. (2013) Critical concerns in Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran-forensic interface: Veteran treatment court as diversion in rural communities. Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41, 256-262

Special Topics

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

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