Research shows that one of the biggest barriers to leaving an abusive relationship is having a child in common with an abuser. Additionally, many mothers are afraid of reporting the abuse out of fear of losing their children for failure to protect them.
Experts and advocates are working together so this doesn’t continue to happen. Last year, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released Enhanced Resource Guidelines, a book of best practices for family court judges, advocates and court staff to follow during child abuse and neglect cases.
Learn more about what is being done in the country to help mothers who are in abusive relationships.