The National Summit on the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, hosted a summit on the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare (co-occurrence) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on June 2-4, 2009. The summit, was held a decade after the publishing of Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice (the Greenbook), was themed "From Inspiration to Innovation: Leadership, Partnerships, and Change". This was an opportunity for over 300 professionals from around the country working on issues related to co-occurrence to share their strategies for transforming the way child welfare agencies, domestic violence organizations, courts, other service providers, and communities respond to families in need.

Attorney General Eric Holder kicked off the National Summit with remarks demonstrating his commitment to families experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment on a personal and professional level. Listen to his Remarks.

Learn more about the Summit.