Legal Assistance for Victims Attorney Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Abuse
Child abuse investigations in which a parent is named as the alleged perpetrator can be complex with regard to the dynamics of abuse. The stakes are high for the family. If there is not enough evidence to move forward with prosecution, but child protection is a concern, this can impact civil proceedings. To complicate things further, if divorce/custody becomes an issue, it can skew the perspectives of child abuse professionals. In this presentation through the use of case studies, the presenters will illustrate the value of the MDT/CAC approach to child abuse investigations involving child custody disputes, child orders of protection, and family court proceedings.
Identify ways in which MDTs and CACs can enhance their response to child abuse that involves custody disputes and other civil matters.
Explore how to recognize and avoid bias in the investigation of child abuse that involves custody disputes.
Explore how MDTs and CACs can work together to identify other possible civil remedies when there are allegations of abuse in cases involving child custody disputes.