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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

Event Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 02:00PM
  • Has a domestic violence survivor ever asked you if she can leave the state with her children?
  • Have you ever worked with a survivor who has fled to your state with her children for safety?
  • Do you know what to do when a court in one state has entered a custody order and a court in another state has entered a protection order about the same children?

The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, will be offering a webinar on basic interstate custody issues. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. The training is designed for attorneys, victim advocates, and other community partners who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how practitioners can help survivors address the economic, safety, and legal issues involved when they cross state or tribal lines to flee abuse.  

The LRC is a nonprofit organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland, that works to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases. The LRC helps survivors to obtain legal representation for such cases and provides technical assistance to victim advocates and attorneys who are assisting victims in such cases.

Register here!

We are committed to access for participants with disabilities and Deaf participants. We encourage our colleagues with disabilities and Deaf colleagues to attend. Please contact Jenna Smith at the Center for Court Innovation for details:

Event Contact Information

Event Contact Name
Jenna Smith
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