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NCJ Number: 249972 Find in a Library
Title: Beliefs and Recommendations Regarding Child Custody and Visitation in Cases Involving Domestic Violence: A Comparison of Professionals in Different Roles
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:22  Issue:6  Dated:May 2016  Pages:722-744
Author(s): D. G. Saunders; K. C. Fuller; R. M. Tolman
Date Published: May 2016
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2007-WG-BX-0013
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since research is lacking on differing perspectives regarding custody cases involving domestic violence (DV), a survey of judges, legal aid attorneys, private attorneys, DV program workers, and child custody evaluators (n = 1,187) was conducted to determine their perspectives on this issue.
Abstract: The survey found that judges, private attorneys, and evaluators were more likely to believe that mothers make false DV allegations and alienate their children. In response to a vignette, evaluators and private attorneys were most likely to recommend joint custody and least likely to recommend sole custody to the survivor. Legal aid attorneys and DV workers were similar on many variables. Gender, DV knowledge, and knowing victims explained many group differences. 64 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Family courts
Index Term(s): Child custody; Court personnel attitudes; Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents
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