It’s far from news that allegations of domestic violence are often used to gain an advantage in child custody cases. Family lawyers have been admitting as much for decades. So the facts behind domestic violence are necessarily of interest to anyone seeking family court reform. The more judges, lawyers, custody evaluators, etc. learn those facts, the better their decisions are likely to be.
That brings me to the latest figures to come out of the Centers for Disease Control via its annual survey, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, a.k.a. the NIPSVS. Here’s an article on the most recent one (Save Services, 2/5/19).