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Position Statement Against Anger Management as a Response to Men’s Violence Against Women

NOMAS (National Organization for Men Against Sexism), strongly opposes the use of “Anger Management” or Anger Management Programs as a criminal/civil disposition or means in which to deal with violence against an intimate partner. Over the last thirty-plus years of experience working with men in batterer programs – including the experience of domestic violence advocates […]

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ALICE PAUL AWARDS FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE WORKED TO CONFRONT MEN’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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Press Release: Hawaii Please Support the Safe Child Act

From NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, Child Custody Task Force and its Chair, Barry Goldstein. There is an important piece of legislation in the Hawaiian State House: HB 697, the Safe Child Act, is sponsored by Vice Speaker Mizuno [HB 697 analysis]. This bill is currently in the Human Services (HUS) and […]

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Letter to New Hampshire Reps. on De-Criminalizing Prostitution

Sent to Representatives in New Hampshire, who were to vote on a proposal that would lead to de-criminalizing Prostitution in New Hampshire (posted 2/15/17) Dear Representative,     I speak on behalf of a 35 year old national men’s network (Nomas.org) which among other things, looks very closely at the “commercial sex industry.”     “De-criminalizing prostitution” […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NOMAS commends Ireland on passage of Nordic Model bill

   NOMAS, and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) commend  Ireland, for the historic passage of a new bill which de-criminalizes prostituted people, but penalizes the purchase of sex (the Nordic model). The bill was approved on Feb. 14. The new Irish law will help efforts to end demand, by holding sex buyers accountable, and […]

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Why Family Courts Cannot Protect Children: ACE vs. PAS

Why Family Courts Cannot Protect Children: ACE vs. PAS By Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Studies are medical research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can be used to reduce cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, crime, substance abuse, suicide and many other horrible […]

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Stop Legalizing Incest: The Failure of the Court System to Protect Children

Stop Legalizing Incest By Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. District Attorney Bill Delahunt put together a group of best practices from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s that dramatically reduced domestic violence, particularly homicides.  Bill understood that incest was far more common than most people realized and included a special office to respond […]

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The Safe Child Act: The Best Interests of a Child in a Rational World

The Best Interests of a Child in a Rational World Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. IT IS THE POLICY OF THIS STATE THAT PROVIDING A SAFE, HEALTHY, STABLE AND NON-VIOLENT ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CHILD SHALL BE THE COURT’S PARAMOUNT CONSIDERATION. As far as I know, the above language is not the law, […]

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Tara O’Shea-Watson Could Have Been Saved: Domestic Violence and the Court System

Tara O’Shea-Watson Could Have Been Saved By Barry Goldstein. We know how to stop domestic violence crime and especially homicide.  This confidence is based on successful practices in communities like Quincy, San Diego and Nashville that dramatically reduced these horrific crimes.  In Quincy, a county that averaged 5-6 DV homicides, they enjoyed several years in […]

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What Does Domestic Violence Have to do with Shared Parenting?

What Does Domestic Violence Have to do with Shared Parenting? Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. Domestic violence became a public issue at a time when virtually no scientific research was available.  This led to the implementation of many practices that are harmful and biased against direct victims and their children.  Today we […]

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