About the Project

The Child Custody Project site explores child custody in Virginia and the United States. The project aims to provide a centralized, thoughtful, impartial, and interdisciplinary resource grounded in humanities scholarship. The framing essays are written by regional and national scholars and practitioners in the complex field of child custody, introducing issues integral to the exploration of the subject for a broad audience.

The Virginia Child Custody Project was created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University, and was made possible through generous support from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Advisory board

Jane Turner Censer
Professor of History, George Mason University

Cassandra Chin
Family Law Attorney, Nicholas Zauzig Sandler, P.C.

Robert Emery
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, University of Virginia

Christine Marra
Staff Attorney, Virginia Poverty Law Center

Mary Ann Mason
Professor, Center for Economics and Family Security, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Peter Salem
Executive Director, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

RRCHNM Project Staff

Principle Investigator and Executive Director
Dr. Kelly Schrum
Director of Educational Projects

Project Director
Debra Kathman
Senior Research Associate

Chris Anne Raymond, PhD
Senior Web Designer/Creative Lead

Joo Ah Lee
Chris Anne Raymond, PhD