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Getting Child Support When You're Afraid of the Other Parent

New TA Brief! Using Data in Domestic Violence Work: Spotlight on Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) in New York City's Family Court System

Navigating family court can be overwhelming, confusing, and stressful for families. Many people have financial barriers to accessing counsel, cannot qualify for traditional civil legal services, and are self-represented in their legal matters. The stress and risks involved in court appearances are amplified for survivors of violence. As part of an effort to build evidence for promising solutions, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDV:CPC) worked with Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) to design and implement a client feedback process. This snapshot highlights LIFT’s experience augmenting their existing data to incorporate client voices systematically and measure the impact of their legal consultation services for self-represented families. 

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Getting Child Support When You're Afraid of the Other Parent

New Palm Card and Webinar Recordings! Getting Child Support When You're Afraid of the Other Parent

Palm Card
A resource for survivors and advocates working with survivors – a palm card booklet designed to help survivors assess risks associated with receiving child support and be equipped to navigate the child support process more safely.  The booklet provides an overview of safety options, guidance on steps for opting out of child support services, and examples of common child support processes that may elevate risk for survivors. The booklet is intended to help survivors, and advocates working with survivors, make informed and empowered decisions about child support.

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Webinar - Part 1

This webinar gives examples of how local DV programs can work with local child support agencies to tailor the information on the card to local processes and resources and build a coordinated approach to enhancing survivor safety within the child support program. The primary audience for this webinar is domestic violence advocates working in local and state programs and child support professionals.

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Webinar - Part 2

This webinar starts with a quick introduction to the booklet and then picks up with questions posed during the introductory webinar that time did not permit the presenters to answer, such as: (1) Can undocumented victims get support and does the other parent have to be in the U.S.? (2) How can victims enforce orders where a parent refuses to pay? (3) Can victims get address protection when getting support and how is that determined? and (4) What should victims know about hospital paternity and birth certificate paperwork if they don’t want to address paternity or inform the other parent? 

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20 Facts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

New TA Brief! 20 Facts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

June 22, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice aka the Greenbook. For more than 20 years, it has been the policy of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) to encourage child protection services, domestic violence agencies, juvenile courts, and community-based services to design interventions for families with co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment to achieve three outcomes: to create safety, enhance well-being, and provide stability for children and families.

For our 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fact Sheet, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (a project of the NCJFCJ) seeks to honor survivors and their children who are experiencing co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment while attempting to navigate child custody and child welfare systems.

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10 Things to Know About Parenting Plans In Cases Involving Domestic Violence

New Resource in the Self-Represented Litigants Series! 10 Things to Know About Parenting Plans in Cases Involving Domestic Violence

The main goal of a custody case is to create a parenting plan that meets the family’s needs. If you’re a domestic violence survivor, that plan needs to be safe for you and your children. A knowledgeable lawyer is one of the best sources of help. But many survivors cannot find or afford a lawyer. If you’re on your own, this guide has basic information on parenting plans to help you get started. Laws and programs may be different for each state, and even for courts in the same state. Some of the information here may not apply to your situation. To learn about your local laws, call your family court, self-help center, or law library. This guide by the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody, a project of the NCJFCJ, can help create a safe parenting plan for domestic violence survivors and their children.

Identifying and Reinforcing Resiliency in Children Exposed to Maltreatment and Domestic Violence

New TA Brief! Identifying and Reinforcing Resiliency in Children Exposed to Maltreatment and Domestic Violence: Some Initial Considerations

This is the first in a series of technical assistance briefs on resiliency by the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody, a project of the NCJFCJ. This brief focuses on clarifying and refining the concept of resiliency, provides an overview of the research on this important topic, and offers some initial considerations as courts attempt to further reinforce resiliency in applicable cases.

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