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Custody Mediation and Domestic Violence: A Resource Guide for Mediators
Custody Mediation and Domestic Violence: A Resource Guide for Mediators
March 6, 2019
  Mediation is widely used in the area of family law, where custody mediation is often mandated by statute or ordered by the court. According to statistics collected by the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner and report an intimate...More
How to Navigate Custody Mediation in Cases Involving Domestic Violence
How to Navigate Custody Mediation in Cases Involving Domestic Violence
March 6, 2019
If you are a domestic violence survivor and have been ordered or referred to mediation for your custody case, this guide can provide you with some basic information. A lawyer who understands domestic violence and mediation practice in your area would be most helpful. But many survivors cannot find or afford lawyers to represent them. For this reason, we created this guide for self-represented...More
Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project: Lessons Learned Report
Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project: Lessons Learned Report
March 6, 2019
  Linking Systems of Care (LSC) for Children and Youth state demonstration sites strive to align activities in each phase of the project – Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability – with the Guiding Principles. Policy decisions should be driven by the Guiding Principles to help stakeholder groups connect developed goals, objectives, and activities to a structure that promotes healing, linked...More
Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Guiding Principles
Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Guiding Principles
February 20, 2019
Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Demonstration Initiative's Guiding Principles are designed to guide efforts to develop and better align all of the systems of care that respond to the needs of children, youth, families, and caregivers who have experienced victimization or been exposed to violence in the homes, schools, and communities. These Guiding Principles were created to...More
Can I or Can't I? Extra-judicial Activity and Judicial Leadership
Can I or Can't I? Extra-judicial Activity and Judicial Leadership
January 24, 2019
Being a judge doesn’t end when the docket does. Experienced judges understand their duties include much more than overseeing a courtroom. A significant part of a judicial officer’s duties also includes leadership in the community, committee participation, meetings with stakeholders, and ensuring access to justice. Many judges also find time to visit schools, work with youth groups, speak at law-...More
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Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act: Guide for Court Personnel and Judges
July 18, 2018
Interstate custody cases involving domestic violence arrive at the courthouse in a variety of ways: A victim of domestic violence who has fled for safety from another state seeks an emergency custody order from your court. A left-behind parent files for custody in your court, seeking the return of the children from another state. A victim with a custody order from another state seeks enforcement...More
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation (Austin, Texas)
June 22, 2018
Domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) is a growing and complex problem in the U.S. Juvenile and family court judges are in a unique position to assist victimized youth to ensure they receive necessary services to heal and recover from the trauma caused by DCST. To help train judges on this important issue, the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking was created by the...More
10 Cosas Que Debe Saber Sobre el Tribunal Familiar
10 Cosas Que Debe Saber Sobre el Tribunal Familiar
May 23, 2018
Si usted es víctima de violencia doméstica y necesita ayuda legal, esta guía le ayudará a encontrar información básica sobre el tribunal familiar. Aunque un abogado que sepa de la ley de violencia doméstica sería la mejor persona para ayudarle, muchas víctimas no tienen la capacidad de pagar a un abogado que pueda ayudarles. Esta guía rápida provee información general sobre los tribunales...More
How to Gather Tech Abuse Evidence for Court
How to Gather Technology Abuse Evidence for Court
February 28, 2018
If someone is using technology like text messages, email, or social media (like Facebook) to harass you, this guide will help you “capture” the evidence of the harassment, so you can bring it to court. You might think you can just show the judge your phone in court—but you probably won’t be allowed to just show your device. Even if you are allowed, you could risk the court taking your device as...More
10 Things to Know About Family Court
10 Things to Know About Family Court
September 20, 2017
If you are the victim of domestic violence and need legal help, this guide contains some basic information about family court. While a lawyer who knows about domestic violence is the best person to help, many survivors cannot find or afford lawyers to represent them in court. This quick guide provides general information about family courts across the country. Keep in mind some information may...More

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