National Research Director
Barry Goldstein is a nationally recognized domestic violence author, speaker and advocate. He has worked in the DV movement since 1983. Barry served on the board of a DV shelter in Westchester County for 14 years including 4 as chairperson. He has been an instructor and later also supervisor in a NY Model Batterer Program since 1999. Barry Goldstein practiced as an attorney for 30 years ; most of his practice involved representing protective mothers.
Barry has written some of the leading books about domestic violence and custody. He co edited two volumes of Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody with Dr. Mo Therese Hannah. He co-authored Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor with Elizabeth Liu. Barry is also the author of Scared to Leave Afraid to Stay and The Quincy Solution: Stop Domestic Violence and Save $500 Billion.
Barry is a sought after speaker whose expertise has been welcomed by many organizations including the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Battered Women’s Custody Conference, National Domestic Violence Hotline, American Psychological Association, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, OVW in the US Justice Department, Canadian Institute of Health, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office and the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. He serves as co-chair of the Child Custody Task Force for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism.
Blog posts about the Custody Court Crisis…
Naysayers fail to understand how requiring the health and safety of children as first priority fundamentally changes the courts’ response.
Family Courts are tilted to favor abusers and harm children. Custody courts are mishandling 95% of abuse cases.
Mickey Mantle told his fans, “Don’t be like me.”, hoping to change their lives away from the mistakes that were about to cost him his.
The research makes it clear that Family Courts get most domestic violence custody cases wrong and often dangerously wrong. This article explains what may cause courts to tilt in favor of abusive fathers and away from protecting children. We know judges don’t want to hurt children, so why haven’t courts found a way to review their outdated practices and create reforms that focus on keeping children safe and healthy?
How do you select a judicial candidate to vote for? Make sure the family court judge you vote for is qualified. Read this article before voting.
As we recover from Coronavirus the Quincy Solution will help the economy, reduce domestic violence, and protect children in our family courts #custody
Court professionals, unqualified to recognize and respond to domestic violence, instead joined in abusing one of our Coronavirus heroes.
Sexual abuse reports. Who should we believe? Trump, Kavanaugh, and Biden are they all the same or is there a difference? An expert’s view.
For Domestic Violence victims and the shelters that protect them COVID-19 and sheltering in place brings special complications. How are they coping?
Good advice for everyone responding to Coronavirus and good advice for family court judges responding to domestic violence and child abuse
At a time we can use a laugh or a chuckle an explanation of how goats became the mascots of the Protective Mothers Movement
Imagine what it would look like if family court administrators updated their practices and made the courts safe for children.
What about the victims of domestic violence who because of coronavirus or COVID19 are sheltering in place with their abuser? And what about their children?
More than 700 dead children show how America’s custody courts are failing children. Leading custody expert Barry Goldstein’s article shows why.
Family courts repeat their mistakes causing 700 children to lose their lives over 10 years. Barry Goldstein shows product recalls protect children better.
Image by Bluehouse Skis from Pixabay How many stories have you heard about disastrous family court decisions? Available after through the archive at www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways There are too many stories about dangerous and ridiculous custody...
Costa Rica’s courts have saved a child from his father’s sexual abuse contradicting a US family court order awarding custody to the sex offender.
Family Court’s failure to recognize abuser legal tactics creates a pretend world that mimics the gaslighting tactics used by abusers.
The standard practices are not just wrong in cases involving domestic violence and child abuse; they are dangerous! What judges don’t know is hurting kids.
The worst domestic violence abusers believe their partners have no right to leave. These are cases where partners and children like Kayden are killed.
On August 6, 2018, seven-year-old Kayden Mancuso was murdered by her father. Kayden’s law would have protected her, we can still protect other kids.
US response to sexual abuse favors rapists because gendered crimes have been long denied and minimized, and men’s lives treated as more important.
California Protective Parent Association (CPPA), creates awareness through research and education and holds court officials accountable for child safety
Easy to see the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment but ignored by judges but not the Safe and Together Institute.
Jennifer Schlecht is one of the most recent women to be denied what should be a fundamental right. The right to leave her abuser. Jennifer’s husband like many abusers believed she did not have this right. When the courts and law enforcement do not guard this right, as...
Kayden’s father killed her to hurt her mother. He said so in a note. A judge gave him enough access to murder her. Kayden’s Law will change that.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Started in 1981 it is supposed to stop men from beating their wives, but the numbers are getting worse.
Statistics, research, and the background about guns and Intimate Partner Violence from Rachel Graber of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Escaping abuse, home, friends, family and danger, means uncertainty of the future, and often the discovery and further victimization of the mother
If you are offended by criticism of people who minimize gendered crimes like domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, you’ll not appreciate this article!