U.S. child custody outcomes in cases involving parental alienation and abuse allegations: what do the data show?
Questioning the Scientific Validity of the Parental Alienation Label in Abuse Cases (From Challenging Parental Alienation: New Directions for Professionals and Parents)
Evaluating the Efficacy of the SAFeR Approach to Improving Legal Responses to IPV: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Child Custody Decision-making among Intimate Partner Violence Families
Evaluation of the Virginia Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program: Executive Summary and Final Report
Outcomes of Custody and Visitation Petitions When Fathers are Restrained by Protection Orders: The Case of the New York Family Courts
On-Line Storehouse of Information on Children and Youth: The Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook
Captain Baughman of the Kansas City (MO) Police Department answers the question “What is risk terrain modeling?” and explains how it differs from crime mapping, what resources his agency deploys at high risk areas, and the results he has seen form using risk terrain models.
Mothers & Children Seeking Safety in the US: A Study of International Child Abduction Cases Involving Domestic Violence
Since the implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, thousands of abused women have faced complex litigation after seeking safety in the United States. Many have been court ordered to return their to the country from which they fled and often to their abusive partners custody. The presenters discussed the findings of an NIJ-funded study focusing on the experiences of women who as victims of domestic violence in another country, come to the U.S.
Panelists will present findings from a comprehensive study of domestic violence shelters in eight states. Data were collected from 3,410 residents in 215 domestic violence shelters — 81 percent of the shelters. The first of its kind, this descriptive study seeks to fill a gap in current knowledge about the needs and experiences of domestic violence survivors who turn to shelters for help and the type of help they receive. Implications for policy and programming will also be addressed.
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.
Since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, a majority of the more than 250 research and evaluation studies funded by NIJ examined domestic violence issues. This research has been collected in the Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, which includes an abstract of each grant and the results of completed studies.