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

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

Webinar
“Child Support When You’re Afraid of the Other Parent” This webinar will announce the release of and describe a new resource for survivors and advocates working with survivors – a palm card designed to help survivors assess risks associated with receiving child support and be equipped to navigate child support services more safely. The card 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 the risk for survivors. The palm card is intended to help survivors, and advocate working with survivors, make informed and empowered decisions about child support enforcement. This webinar will give 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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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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20 Facts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

New Tip Sheet! 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 Litigant 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.

Parenting Plans: What Advocates Should Know

New Webinar Recording! Parenting Plans: What Advocates Should Know

On September 11, 2019, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody will host a webinar entitled Parenting Plans: What advocates should know. This webinar is a continuation of our self-represented litigants’ webinar series and is geared towards an audience of domestic violence advocates working with self-represented litigants. The webinar will parallel the new self-represented litigants’ publication that will come out later this year. Like the publication, the webinar will discuss what parenting plans are, how they are created and modified, and what terms they entail. Because the audience is domestic violence advocates, the webinar will flag common terms in parenting plans that can increase danger for survivors and children and will offer alternative provisions that better account for safety. Although the target audience for the webinar is survivors, it will be presented in a way that will also benefit self-represented litigants, attorneys, mediators and any other professionals helping prepare parenting plans for cases involving domestic violence.

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2017 Legislative News

New Legislative News Updates - 2017!

Volume 2
This update continues coverage of state legislation passed in 2017, and the primary focus was on protection orders, including firearms restrictions, and provisions concerning families and children. Criminal statutes and miscellaneous protections for survivors were also a common topic, as well as prevention and treatment efforts. 

Volume 3
This update continues coverage of state legislation passed in 2017, and the primary focus was on criminal statutes, with protection orders closely following. Provisions concerning families and children and miscellaneous protections for survivors were also a common topic.

Volume 4
This update continues coverage of state legislation passed in 2017, and the primary focus was on protections for survivors in areas such as confidentiality and landlord-tenant, followed closely by provisions regarding protection orders, prevention efforts, and measures concerning families and children. Revisions to criminal statutes remained common as well. 

Volume 5
This update continues coverage of state legislation passed in 2017, and the primary focus was on revisions to criminal statutes and provisions concerning families and children. Protection orders and miscellaneous protections for survivors were other common topics. 
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

New Webinar Recording! Legislative Updates

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will be offering a webinar looking at recent legislative trends across the country related to domestic violence. The webinar will provide participants with an overview of the bills and resulting statutes, considering both their similarities and differences. Topics include extreme risk protection orders, child custody, victims’ rights, animal abuse, technology, and bail reform. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

New Webinar Recording! From the Greenbook to Family First: Bridging the Intersection between Domestic Violence and Child Welfare

Achieving safety and well-being for families experiencing domestic violence continues to be a challenge, and professionals have called for elements of child welfare practice that The Greenbook (NCJFCJ 1999) did not fully explore, including the implicit bias and systemic racism impacting families of color, the need for total family engagement (including fathers), and the need for fuller understanding of protective factors in these cases. Families First legislation may present courts and communities an opportunity to do community-based prevention work which builds upon The Greenbook to take up these important issues.

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