To provide strength, power, and a unified voice for women and children caught in crisis in America's courts.


MUCH RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE!

 Read JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.'S LETTER  to Los Angeles Presiding Superior Court Judge Robert A. Dukes (see Pasadena Star-News story link above)

FEBRUARY 2, 2003   PASADENA STAR-NEWS
"Coalition demands reforms in family law"

WORLD Magazine  COVER STORY
"Little girls lost?"  Embraced in family courts across the
country, a controversial "syndrome" may be placing abused children at risk...

JANUARY 9, 2003, THE BOSTON PHOENIX:
"Custodians of abuse"   .PDF of front page

FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2003- COURT TV'S CATHERINE CRIER LIVE  HOSTED S GARLAND WALLER AND "SMALL JUSTICE"  

PBS "FRONTLINE" EXAMINES DSS AND FOSTER CARE IN "FAILURE TO PROTECT", A SERIES AIRING THURS. JAN. 30 AND THURS. FEB. 6  

PLEASE!  pass this request along to others 

RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD!  PLEASE TAKE THE ONLINE POLL AT CATHERINE CRIER'S COURT TV SITE TO LET THE MEDIA KNOW HOW PERVASIVE THIS PROBLEM IS.   THE LINK ABOVE WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE POLL.  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY REGISTERED WITH CRIER'S DISCUSSION BOARD, YOU MUST REGISTER DO SO FIRST IN ORDER TO TAKE THE POLL.

ON NOW IS THE TIME TO LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD.  

AS ALWAYS, GARLAND WAS OUTSTANDING!  THANK YOU, GARLAND!   SETH GOLDSTEIN ALSO SPOKE FOR THIS ISSUE...THANK YOU, SETH!

DURING THE SHOW, MS. CRIER MENTIONED HER INTEREST IN DOING MORE ON THIS ISSUE; IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT WE ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO SEND CRIER A NOTE,  POST A MESSAGE AND TAKE THE POLL.

PLEASE THANK CRIER AND LET HER KNOW  HOW CRUCIAL IT IS TO SPOTLIGHT GARLAND AND THIS ISSUE IN A LONGER SEGMENT SOON WHERE PEOPLE COULD PERHAPS CALL IN AND, IDEALLY, TO SHOW "SMALL JUSTICE" ON THE AIR IN IT'S ENTIRETY.

THIS IS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AND TO NETWORK WITH OTHERS NATIONWIDE!

PLEASE!  pass this request along to others 

IMPORTANT NEW CASE LAW from NY LAW JOURNAL:
Panel Upsets Father?s Custody Over Domestic Violence Issues
Orange County, NY Family Court Appeals Reversal in DV Case

Declaratory relief for battered mom of abused kids;  coverage by the BOSTON HERALD, December 10, 2002

Nov. 24, 2002, LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY BANNER HEADLINE: "MISSING KID CRISIS:  DCFS finds only a few runaways, abductees"

The 11.25.02 banner headline (above) of THE DAILY NEWS, one of Southern California's largest circulation newspapers, was not about the USC victory over UCLA.  Rather, it was one of the most important proclamations by the media of the failed DCFS system that we have seen.  We congratulate and commend The Daily News for it's coverage of the fact that the largest county in one of the largest U.S. states has grossly failed the children it is pledged to protect.   

Interestingly though,  this major front-page article could not be found online at the Daily News website.   It did, however, show up (albeit under different titles) on the sites of The Pasadena Star News and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, both also owned by the San Gabriel Valley News Group.

     The fact that family courts in every U.S. state routinely remove children from safe, loving homes only to order them placed in abusive environments has long been hidden behind courtroom and DSS/CPS doors.
     Whether it be placement in the full custody of a documented abuser, into an unsafe DSS foster home, or in a state-run youth facility, the bottom line is that family court judges, attorneys, and government agencies have learned to very efficiently and without consequence capitalize upon the suffering of children and families on an unimaginably massive scale. The normal human reaction of disbelief which pervades the public
arena is their strongest insurance against exposure.
     We encourage the use of information provided on this site to educate individuals, communities, and the Media as to the unconscionable goings-on in family courts across the country and to effect change at every level.

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FEATURED RESEARCH SOURCE OF EXCELLENCE: 

The Wellesley Centers for Women Battered Mothers' Testimony Project;   "Understanding The Batterer in Custody and Visitation Disputes" (article by R. Lundy Bancroft, c. 1998) Why abuse may be reported for the first time at the time of a separation or divorce; critique of Janet Johnston's categories of batterers, more.


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