Family Law & Domestic Violence Resources
California Family Law & DV
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Advocacy group on behalf of victims of domestic violence and their children. CPEDV also does work at the national level. CPEDV also provides referral services for legal resources, shelters, and providers.
California Protective Parents Association
Created advocate on behalf of children to protect them from incest and family violence, provides research and educational services.
Child Abuse Solutions, Inc.
Educational nonprofit organization based in California that offers training for Family Court and related professionals on the best practices in child custody evaluation, and adjudication and litigation involving allegations of sexual abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. Also offers workshops and courses for continuing education for Family Court mediators and evaluators.
California Chapter, National Organization for Women
State chapter of NOW, organizes and advocates for the reform of the California family court system. Produced a 2002 report on the family court system, available for free on their website - click here to download the report (3.5MB file)
Mothers of Lost Children
Organization based out of Davis for protective mothers, advocates and educates mothers about the family court system.
Protective Mothers Alliance International
International advocacy organization working to reform the family court system by supporting protective mothers and their children through media and community outreach, legislative reform, and education.
Alaska Family Law & DV
Alaska Moms for Custodial Justice
Assists moms through contested custody proceedings, provides resources and advocacy on behalf of moms.
National Family Law & DV
Justice for Children
Nonprofit based out of Houston can connect litigants to local attorneys for pro bono legal services, Justice for Children does have very clear guidelines on who is eligible for these services and all litigants may not be eligible for its services.
National Family Court Watch Project
Volunteer organization originally started in Michigan to document family court proceedings with a standardized observational instrument to collect and observe data trends that emerge.
The Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence
Provides research dealing with mental health and children issues, especially focused on child sex abuse and interpersonal violence.
Stop Family Violence
National advocacy and research organization that works on family violence, including custody and child abuse.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National nonprofit started to eliminate domestic violence, empower children and battered women, and educate the public.
National Organization for Men Against Sexism
National organization promoting full equality for women, ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, and improving men. NOMAS provides resources and educational services, including various position papers and statistics related to domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project
National nonprofit providing expert representation for appeals cases, educating pro bono counsel, judges, lawyers, and advocacy for domestic violence cases. Also does work in the District of Columbia.
American Bar Association Child Custody and Support
Division of Public Education of the ABA has a child custody section, includes information on visitation, child support, and factors in awarding child custody.
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
Provides legal resources for attorneys and victims of domestic violence. The ABA’s Commission on Domestic Violence does not referral services or legal advice.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Focused on preventing violence in the home, advocates for public policy, education, and organizing.
National Association to Protect Children
Advocacy organization that is nonpartisan whose single issue is child protection. Organizes and educates around child protection and child sexual abuse.
Battered Mothers Custody Conference
National conference started in 2003 to raise awareness of domestic violence, divorce proceedings, child custody and visitation disputes.
The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
IVAT was started in 2005 and its aim is to provide professional training and information dissemination to improve the quality of life for those affected by violence, abuse, and trauma on the local, national, and international levels.
Stop the Silence
Organization provides various services to eliminate child sexual abuse, including policy development, community outreach, media advocacy, research, educational services, and training services to service providers about child sexual abuse.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
Advocacy organization started to end all domestic violence against women, provides resources and training's for coalition partners.
Children Against Court Ordered Child Abuse
Blog dedicated to educating the public about court ordered child abuse.
Probate Court Resources
Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN)
EFPN is an award-winning nonprofit organization that offers community education events and training for financial professionals.
Juvenile Justice Resources
ABA Juvenile Justice Center
The goal of the Juvenile Justice Center is to advance the juvenile defense bar through training, technical assistance, information dissemination and advocacy.
Campaign for Youth Justice
(C4YJ) is a national campaign dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating children under 18 in the adult criminal justice system.
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
The Center focuses on decreasing incarceration as a solution to juvenile crime. It has programs in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Maryland. The Center also provides technical assistance to state and local governments interested in alternatives to incarceration.
Children's Defense Fund
This website contains articles, action alerts, and publications on children's issues.
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
CJJ serves as a premier national resource on delinquency prevention and juvenile justice issues.