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June News & Updates – Child Justice Celebrates 10 Years Of Service!

May was a big month at Child Justice! It kicked off with a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Justice Founder and Executive Director, Eileen King, at the 2022 Battered Mothers Custody Conference! Read on to learn why Eileen started Child Justice nearly ten years ago. Then, we watched as Governor Hogan signed into law SB17, the bill that requires …

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United States Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinion In Hauge Convention Case Involving Domestic Violence and Child Custody

We are delighted that the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that a child’s physical and psychological safety is paramount in making decisions regarding the possible return of a child to his home country. On Wednesday, June 15, Justice Sotomayor delivered a unanimous opinion in Golan v. Saada, finding a court is not categorically required to examine all possible ameliorative …

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Post-Separation Abuse: A Concept Analysis, by Kathryn J. Spearman

Post-separation abuse can be defined as the ongoing, willful pattern of intimidation of a former intimate partner including legal abuse, economic abuse, threats and endangerment to children, isolation and discrediting and harassment and stalking. In this article published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Kathryn J. Spearman provides a comprehensive insight into the phenomenon and a theoretical foundation to inform …

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Law To Protect Children In Custody Cases Involving Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Signed By Governor Hogan

Monday, May 16, 2022 was a great day for Maryland’s children as Governor Hogan signed into law SB17 – Child Custody – Cases Involving Child Abuse or Domestic Violence – Training for Judges, a bill that requires judges and magistrates to have relevant training that will give them the necessary tools to assist them when hearing child custody cases involving …

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Child Justice Legal Director On ‘It’s Worse To Accuse Than To Abuse’

Child Justice Legal Director, Paul Griffin, was recently featured on a podcast with En(Gender)ed, giving his opinion on ‘It’s Worse To Accuse Than To Abuse.’As sourced from the article here:”On this episode, our guest is Paul Griffin, Legal Director at Child Justice, Inc., one of the few organizations in the country dedicated to ensuring a child’s right to be legally …

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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

President Trump proclaimed that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In his proclamation, President Trump called upon us to “marshal every tool at our disposal to continue the national, sustained, and coordinated campaign to end domestic violence forever.”