The following resources address the topic of domestic violence and child welfare in Federal and State legislation and policies.
CB Domestic Violence Information Memorandum (PDF - 332 KB)
Provides the Administration for Children and Families' agencies and grantees with information about domestic violence training, resources, and partnerships to help victims of domestic violence and their children. This Information Memorandum provides opportunities for prevention and action during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Do Good Intentions Beget Good Policy? A Review of Child Protection Policies to Address Intimate Partner Violence
Nixon, Tutty, Weaver-Dunlop, & Walsh (2007)
Children and Youth Services Review, 29(12)
Reviews and analyzes child protection policies and legislative changes in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand to provide a general analysis of how the issue of child exposure to intimate partner violence has been addressed.
Legal and Policy Responses to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: The Need to Evaluate Intended and Unintended Consequences
Jaffe, Crooks, & Wolfe (2003)
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 6(3)
Examines court-related responses in criminal, child protection, and family court custody proceedings, highlighting legislative changes and resulting systemic change.
Should Childhood Exposure to Adult Domestic Violence Be Defined as Child Maltreatment Under the Law? (PDF - 103 KB)
In Protecting Children From Domestic Violence: Strategies for Community Intervention
Describes the effect of domestic violence on children and debates the policy of defining exposure to domestic violence as a form of child maltreatment.
Violence Against Women
Zorza (Ed.) (2004)
Reviews programs, policies, and legal developments in the field of interpersonal violence, including critical analyses of important case law and legislation.