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 Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation   Joan S. Meier Sean Dickso...

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 Recent article published by Pro Publica with quotes from DV LEAP's Legal Director, Joan Meier.  Click here to read the article now!
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 Great article written by DV LEAP's Legal Director, Joan Meier, on Supreme Court case Elonis v. United States. Published in the Domestic Violence...

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 Sexual Abuse Allegations by Barry Goldstein and DV LEAP's Consulting Attorney, Elizabeth Liu. From the Family & Intimate Partner Violence Q...

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 Understanding the Pattern of Abuse by Barry Goldstein & DV LEAP's Consulting Attorney, Elizabeth Liu. From the Family & Intimate Partne...

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Another media source using quotes from our Legal Director, Joan Meier, to emphasize the great ruling made by the Supreme Court. “An abused woman is s...

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 Our Legal Director, Joan Meier, was recently quoted in an article by The Trace on the Supreme Courts recent decision to ban guns from convicted ...

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 DV LEAP celebrates an important court victory this month in the matter of  SL v. JR, NY Court of Appeals, 2015 which established an importa...

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 Click Here to view DV LEAP's Legal Director, Joan Meier's, most recent article published in the Journal of Child Custody!   
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  Will the Supreme Court Let These Domestic Abusers Get Their Guns Back?   Unpacking the danger of convicted domestic abusers lobbyi...

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  Click here to read DV LEAP's Legal Director's most recent piece published in the San Francisco Daily Journal!     Prosecuting C...

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We are thrilled to share a major victory in the DC Court of Appeals concerning the rights of unrelated sexual assault victims to adequate civil protec...

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  Alleged rapist pleads not guilty in face of mounting evidence http://www.houmatimes.com/news/article_5636a24c-8096-11e4-90de-bbafaf05b4a2.htm...

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  Follow the link to read Joan's most recent article Is An Abused Child's Hearsay Admissible from the San Francisco Daily Journal.
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‘Parental alienation’ is sometimes used in family court to wrest custody from a parent who alleges abuse January 24, 2014 6:30AM ET by T...

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 The Huffington Post . June 26, 2014 Joan Meier pens her first op-ed for HuffPost: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics." More
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 Professor Joan Meier speaks to the failings of a new Iphone app called 'Good2Go'. The new app is meant to facilitate communication, reduce misun...

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Click Here to Listen to Joan Meier's Interview with WMAL about Ray Rice Case!   Interview Date- 09/09/14 "INTERVIEW -- JOAN MEIER - Professor ...

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Click here to read Rebecca Clay's article, Contested Custody: Inappropriate Assumptions are Common in Family Courts.
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 Click here to read the new article in the Domestic Violence Report by Joan Meier and Nancy K.D. Lemon.
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The Hague Convention is widely seen as serving a noble goal – the return of “abducted” children to their loving parents left behind.  What is les...

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 Supreme Court case dealing with strip searching.  Joan Meier argued that strip searching could be traumatic to former victims of domestic a...

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The article discusses the difficulties D.C. Court's have in trying to enforce protective orders. 
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In this article a recent controversial D.C. court of appeals opinion is discussed. 
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In this article the idea of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is challenged.

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 Article involves Jay Mariotti who is a well known ESPN personality and was arrested on charges of domestic violence.
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 This article examines the importance of laws offering job protection for women who are leaving abusing relationships.
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 Joan Meier was quoted in an article about the outcome of Abbott v. Abbott, a recent Supreme Court decision dealing with Ne Exeat under the Hague...

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The article examines the reasons why family courts do not adequately address abuse allegations and how that leads to their ultimate failure to protect children in custody cases. 

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Questions about this Thursday's event?  Please contact DV LEAP's development consultant, Miriam Isserow, at 301-520-5925.

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 Joan Meier speaks out against including "Parental Alienation Syndrome" in the DSM-5.

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Joan Meier receives Sunshine Peace Award
  DV LEAP's founder and executive director, Professor Joan Meier, was recently notified that she will receive the Sunshine Peace Award wh...

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Friday's coffee and conversation event has been canceled. 

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The article, which examines the issue of private prosecutions in domestic violence cases, also quotes Executive Director Joan Meier.

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DV LEAP's Executive Director Joan Meier was quoted in an Op-Ed piece penned by Eileen King from Justice for Children...

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DV LEAP recently filed an appeal in a case in D.C. which is on the cutting-edge of the dominant issue in family courts - parental alienation.

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DV LEAP's Executive Director Joan Meier recently attended the VAWA 10th Anniversary Gala as the guest of Vice President Joe Biden! 
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The American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence awarded Professor Joan Meier its inaugural Sharon Corbitt Award "honoring exemplary legal service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking."

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This case concerned a woman who was beaten viciously beaten by her boyfriend at a party at his house, after she got upset with him.  The trial court found the man guilty of assault and criminally convicted him, but the judge repeatedly blamed the woman for "provoking" the violence and "bringing it on herself." The court entered mutual civil protection orders-- one against each party.   DV LEAP co-counseled the amicus brief with a talented and dedicated team from Mintz Levin and placed the case with top-notch attorneys from Crowell & Moring. DV LEAP's amicus brief was essentially a primer on the reform purposes of the civl protection order statute, and how many courts re-victimize victims of domestic violence by blaming them for the violence. DV LEAP's brief ends by explaining that this kind of hostility to victims is common, and asked the D.C. Court of Appeals to "send a message to the lower courts that civil protection orders should further protection of victims and accountability of perpetrators for unlawful violence."  On July 3, 2008, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a powerful decision that sends exactly this kind of message to the lower courts.

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 Throughout the country, battered mothers and children have been subjected to unjust court processes that have violated their most basic due proc...

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DV LEAP represented a mother that a court had previously found had been subjected to a pattern of severe domestic violence.  After the divorce, h...

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