Reports & Research

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    Editors Intro To Custody and Abuse Issue of Violence Against Women

    Sage Publications, Violence Against Women, August 1, 2005

    This issue reports the results of four studies—all funded by the National Institute of Justice—that, for the first time, present systematically collected empirical evidence on the custody crisis facing battered women in America.   More

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    Arizona Battered Mothers Testimony Project

    Diane Post J.d., June 1, 2003

    The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence implemented the Battered Mothers’ Testimony Project (BMTP) to explore the lived experiences of battered women in family court matters when child custody is an issue and domestic violence is present. Previous studies suggested that battered women do not face a level playing field in the family court. Discrimination abounds and myths pervade the judicial process. The rights of the children are not upheld and the victims of violence receive neither protection nor justice. We hope the report will lead to public discussion of the problems and issues, create impetus for change, and lay down a roadmap for positive resolution.   More

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