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Survey of California DV Providers Finds Family Courts Fall Short of the Mark  

Author:  Nancy K.D. Lemon.

Source: Volume 23, Number 01, October/November 2017 , pp.3-5(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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The Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP) recently survey 102 DV advocates and attorneys on their experiences with the state of California’s family courts. This article reviews key findings of the survey, including the failure of courts to conduct restraining orders properly under the Domestic Violence Protection Act; failing to consider abuse in issue child custody and visitation orders; and permitting abusers to manipulate the civil court system in order to continue their abuse.

Keywords: Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP); Temporary Restraining Orders; Custody and Visitation; Mediators and Evaluators; Financial Orders

Affiliations:  1: UC Berkeley School of Law.

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