"To provide strength,
power, and a unified voice for women and children caught in crisis
in America’s courts."
1. To empower
domestic violence to retain and exercise their right to protect and parent
2. To educate and assist
women in protecting themselves and their children against domestic violence,
legal abuse, and developmentally inappropriate custody arrangements.
3. To encourage and effect
responsibility and reform in the handling of domestic violence and child
abuse cases by law enforcement agencies, family and criminal courts, and
social welfare agencies.
4. To educate the Public
regarding the trend towards fit, loving mothers and other protective
caretakers losing custody to their own (or their children’s) abusers
and/or to the social welfare system, which receives financial rewards from
federal and state government coffers for the removal of children from their
natural families, all too often with blatant disregard for said children’s
safety and well being.
5. To collaborate with legal,
medical, and mental health professionals in working to enlighten the
media, legislators, and the judiciary about schemes which minimize and
downplay the effects of domestic violence and child abuse, and, in fact,
often reward perpetrators of the above crimes.
6. To encourage and support
local and state coalitions in order to effect reform in local, state,
and federal government programs and laws in the handling of domestic
violence, child abuse, custody, and child welfare issues.