MUCH RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE!
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
demands reforms in family law"
Magazine COVER STORY
girls lost?" Embraced in
family courts across the
country, a controversial "syndrome" may be placing abused
children at risk...
9, 2003, THE BOSTON PHOENIX:
FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2003- COURT TV'S
CRIER LIVE HOSTED S GARLAND WALLER AND "SMALL
PBS "FRONTLINE" EXAMINES DSS AND FOSTER
CARE IN "FAILURE TO
PROTECT", A SERIES AIRING THURS. JAN. 30 AND THURS. FEB.
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!
this request along to others
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;
by the BOSTON
HERALD, December 10, 2002
24, 2002, LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY BANNER HEADLINE:
"MISSING KID CRISIS:
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
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.