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!2005 ANDVSA Conference Press Release
Two national presenters, attorneys Richard Ducote and Billie Lee Dunford-Jackson, will join Alaska attorneys, judges, justice professionals, civic leaders and others to learn legal strategies for representing clients with domestic cases involving violence and/or sexual assault.
...Billie Lee Dunford-Jackson is the co-director of the Family Violence Project at the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges.She
works nationally training judges and attorneys in the area of family violence.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges - NCJFCJ Staff
Billie Lee Dunford-Jackson, Attorney, Sr.
Protecting Children from Domestic Violence (2004)
Billie Lee Dunford-Jackson, Family Violence Department, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV
Center for an Urban Future
We should have seen it coming and we didn't , said Billie Lee Dunford-Jackson , assistant director of the Family Violence Department at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno , a non-profit policy institute. We spent so many years educating the public that domestic violence was harmful to children-we didn't see that the outgrowth would be a knee-jerk reaction to just remove the kids from the home..
These removals have discouraged victims of domestic violence from coming forward , for fear of losing their children.ACS removed the children of many of my clients after they sought services to separate from their batterer.
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Funds have opened shelters and launched public awareness campaigns, but research into the causes - especially involving juvenile offenders - has been thin, said Billie Lee Dunford-Jackson, co-director of the family violence department at the National Council of Family and Juvenile Court Judges.
The concept of reaching out to help the batterer still makes some shudder, she
"It's really frustrating for us in the field.We have to remind we're still in the infancy stage of our understanding this as a society," she
But it's also the natural progression of a community coming to terms with a deepening, increasingly costly problem.
"It's akin to an ambulance picking someone up bleeding in the street," she