A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
This tool is designed to maximize a child’s safety as you determine issues of custody and visitation and can help you
  • Assess whether a child or parent is at risk for physical, emotional, or mental abuse.
  • Review the evidence so that the safety of the child is the primary factor in determining his or her best interest.
  • Evaluate safety risks at various stages of a case, from initial filing through post-disposition.
  • Make findings that explain and prioritize safety concerns.
  • Draft custody and visitation orders that maximize family safety.
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