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FAMILY COURT: IS CHANGE COMING?

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We’ve heard (and experienced) so much wrong with the family court system. Judges don’t get it, the process is another way to abuse a partner, the courts and other professionals are making money hand over fist because of all the extra counsellors and shrinks they are requiring to determine custody…the list goes on and on. So what being done about it? What should family courts look like and who’s going to get them that way?

 

Shawn C. Marsh, Ph.D., is the Chief Program Officer over Juvenile Law at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges headquartered at the University of Nevada - Reno. He’s a researcher and teacher and he knows why family courts need to change and how to make that happen. He knows about psychology and the law, adolescent development, resiliency, and juvenile justice. He’s published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice and Victims & Offenders, as well as chapters in textbooks such as Correctional Psychiatry and Juvenile Crime and Justice. See if you agree with his thoughts and comments, and let us know how you are making a difference when it comes to family courts.

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