Domestic Violence: Intervention

This area contains information on the development and delivery of safe and appropriate services for victims of domestic violence and their children, offering tools for advocates or counselors in community-based domestic violence programs as well as helping professionals in human service arenas or institutional settings who encounter domestic violence victimization in their work. Materials explore approaches addressing intersecting life circumstances or co-occurring issues.

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August 2014
This chart includes information on whether a state’s laws create a preference, or presumption, for joint or shared custody in cases where there has been a history of domestic violence. Full text and summaries of the relevant statutes are included for each state.
Authors: American Bar Association, Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
November 2013
This chart depicts states where domestic violence is given extra weight under the best interest of the child (BIC) factors and states where there is a domestic violence exception to considering certain best interest of the child (BIC) factors.
Authors: Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
Updated 2010
This guide is designed for domestic violence survivors who are representing themselves, without an attorney, in court cases involving child custody. It includes chapters on finding an attorney, financial considerations, custody and divorce mediation, gathering evidence for trial, unsupervised visitation and safety planning, tips for dealing with custody evaluators, guidelines for selecting an expert witness, relocation, and many more.
Authors: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Summer 2009
This article is excerpted from the Applied Research paper by the same author, offering a one-page summary defining the concepts of parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome, and a 6-step approach for custody cases involving domestic violence.
Authors: Joan S. Meier
January 2009
This protocol is based on the premise that supervised visitation cases that involve domestic violence are only appropriate for center-based services, and the recommendations presume that model.
Authors: Oswego County Opportunities, Inc., the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This tool is designed for judges to promote consideration of ways to maximize a child’s safety as they determine issues of custody and visitation.
Authors: Jerry J. Bowles, Kaye K. Christian, Margaret B. Drew, and Katheryn L. Yetter
Developed for mothers who have experienced abuse and whose children are in supervised visitation programs - provides basic information about how the programs work and how mothers can prepare themselves and their children for the experience.
Authors: Jill Davies
This guide was developed to assist Safe Havens grantees who want to enhance the safety and well-being of women and children by working more deliberately with abusive fathers who use the centers to visit their children.
Authors: Juan Carlos Are·n with contributions by Fernando Mederos
This resource focuses on how to become a culturally responsive organization, particularly in terms of visitation practices for families who have experienced intimate partner violence.
Authors: Oliver J. Williams
This paper discusses the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and its affect on battered mothers and their children who are seeking safety in the United States.
Authors: Sudha Shetty and Jeffrey L. Edleson