Announcing The Publication Of

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE, AND CHILD CUSTODY
Legal Strategies and Policy Issues

Edited by Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D. and Barry Goldstein, J.D.
Hardcover Book approx. 710 pp.   ISBN: 1-887554-76-9   Product Code: DVAC


Available now for $135.95 from The Civic Research Institute
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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence      Battered Mothers Custody Conference      BarryGoldstein.net
How We Know the Custody Courts Are Broken       Advocating for Change: Talking Points/What to Tell Judges Re DV
The Proper Role for Mental Health Professionals in Domestic Violence Cases
Crisis in the Custody Court System: State Legislative Reform Proposals

Courts Awarding Custody to Abusers and Domestic Violence Homicides ... Is There a Connection?
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     “This comprehensive book is a gift to the cause of justice not only for victimized women and children but for anyone who cares about the integrity of law itself. The American legal system has for too long facilitated the very violence it purports to forbid, often allowing abusive men to use the courts to punish women and children who speak out against child sexual abuse and domestic violence.  Mo Hannah and Barry Goldstein have created a desperately needed manual that will empower generations of victims to fight back. My favorite section is the one that reminds us of the obvious: 'Therapy is Not the Answer' to violence. The stories of injustice in this book will shock you, and make you cry--but keep reading. Abusers are hoping you won't pay attention because it will be too painful.  Prove them wrong by reading this book again and again and again--and share it with everyone who needs to know the truth.”

     —Wendy Murphy, JD, New England Law-Boston; author of And Justice For Some


     "For years custody courts have confidently denied complaints by mothers of unfair treatment in domestic violence cases. If the court system had commissioned research to determine how the present practices are working, the result would be the information contained in Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody. The research findings demonstrate court practices are outdated and their confidence misplaced. Wise judges will use the up-to-date research now available to take a fresh look at practices and assumptions deeply ingrained after thirty years. No one wants to be known as the judge who hurts children and this research can prevent the kinds of tragic outcomes we see too frequently.”

—Judge Sol Gothard, JD, MSW, ACSW, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, State of Louisiana (ret.)


     “This book serves as a beacon of light to all those who have become jaundiced by the malfunctioning family court, social services, law guardian and mental health system. Whether the reader is a protective parent, child advocate, attorney, judge, social worker or mental health expert, this exquisitely organized and illuminating volume will help the reader to better understand the socio-historical, socio-legal, and socio-cultural forces shaping today’s domestic relations courts. The editors have assembled eminent scholars, practitioners, and child advocates in one volume that flows like a brilliantly conducted orchestral piece. This fine collection clarifies the core issues at hand and provides a full panoply of solutions; it adds a significant contribution to an expanding body of literature on domestic violence, abuse and child custody.”

Amy Neustein, Ph.D., Co-Author of From Madness to Mutiny: Why Mothers Are Running From the Family Courts—And What Can Be Done About It, recipient of the NARCCW 2010 Pro Humanitate Literary Award, shared with Attorney Michael Lesher, a contributor to this volume.


"We are excited about Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody, a new book that we believe can be used to change the broken custody court system."
—Rita Smith, Executive Director, NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

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Home      Description of the Book      Table of Contents      Book Reviews      Contact the Editors      FAQ's
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence      Battered Mothers Custody Conference      BarryGoldstein.net
How We Know the Custody Courts Are Broken       Advocating for Change: Talking Points/What to Tell Judges Re DV
The Proper Role for Mental Health Professionals in Domestic Violence Cases
Crisis in the Custody Court System: State Legislative Reform Proposals

Courts Awarding Custody to Abusers and Domestic Violence Homicides ... Is There a Connection?
Barry Goldstein's Writings on Times Up! blog      Crucial Information to Save, Print, and Share
 

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