Law Reform

Many Americans are unaware that family courts have become the ultimate battleground for perpetrators of abuse to aggressively fight for custody of children as a way of punishing the victim and continuing to exert power and control over her. Shockingly, courts are more likely to award custody and/or unsupervised visitation to the abusive parent in up to 70 percent of cases due to documented gender bias against women. This is a harmful outcome that tragically results in thousands of traumatic separations between children and the protective parent. It is imperative, therefore, that we educate judges, lawyers, legislators and hold them accountable as we advocate for  law reform measures that truly work for victims. 

Experts Discuss Bias Against Women


BIAS AGAINST WOMEN IN FAMILY COURT

Best-Selling Author and Domestic Violence Expert Lundy Bancroft


Domestic Violence Clinical 

Law Professor  Joan Meier 


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY LAW SECTION COUNCIL

INSTITUTE  OF JUSTICE

SETON HALL LAW REVIEW


JUVENILE JUSTICE BULLETIN

STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

SEATTLE JOURNAL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

INSTITUTE  OF JUSTICE

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