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Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases

Dr. Bethany Backes, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice; Dr. Daniel Saunders, Professor, University of Michigan’s School of Social Work; Dr. Chris O’Sullivan, Research Consultant, New York Legal Assistance Group; The Honorable Dale Koch, Senior Judge, State of Oregon

Panelists will examine practices, beliefs and recommendations of professional and custody evaluators in domestic violence cases. Panelists will discuss current NIJ studies that use both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the impact of personal attitudes and beliefs on custody evaluation.

Date Published: June 1, 2009