What does it mean if we let a woman’s disclosure of sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh keep him from getting to the supreme court? And what does it say about us if we don’t?
Kayden Mancuso was killed by a man who was known to be dangerous. But since he was her father, a judge gave him the access he needed to kill her.
Research shows that child abuse and childhood exposure to domestic violence have life-long negative consequences for kids. But family court judges don’t know this, and until they do children will be harmed
If the United States were to provide the same financial compensation and respect to protective mothers as it provides to Gold Star military mothers, our family courts would change quickly
“There is no recovery for someone falsely accused.” President Trump in response to resignations of two top aides after credible domestic violence reports.
Dylan Farrow’s life still includes the injustice that comes with the way we deal with sex abuse. We need to listen to survivors.
Protective mothers have said for years that the flawed practices in custody courts hurt the children. Court officials have reacted defensively.
There are twelve things we can do that would make tragedies like the recent mass shooting in Texas much more rare
Courts can now access scientific research from highly credible sources that can be used to recognize domestic violence and child abuse.
Professor Meier has just released a long-awaited article describing the findings of a pilot study showing court mistreatment of protective mothers.
New DOJ research shows family courts across the US are more worried about upsetting abusive fathers than they are about protecting vulnerable children.
People focused on the “shared responsibility of the marital breakdown” the abuse was not acknowledged. In the middle a one year old child.
Most perpetrators of mass shootings are also perpetrators of domestic violence. This needs to guide legislators as they develop domestic violence laws.
When judges ignore research and best practices regarding domestic violence and child abuse, they endanger children
Custody courts, like doctors, should commit to do no harm. Courts should not hurt children; but there is overwhelming evidence they often do.
Family court has given rise to some of the worst judges imaginable.
Custody courts are to Domestic Violence what General Practitioners are to cancer. Informed but not experts. They miss true reports of abuse.
Custody Court Crisis murders. Experts know that batterers use children to further abuse their partners, and that abusers sometimes kill their children.
The Boston Globe examines the custody court crisis. Judges and legislators should do the same before more children are harmed
Domestic violence is not caused by mental illness, and when high-profile politician, like Sarah Palin, says otherwise it hurts victims.
Hawaii has introduced a resolution to raise awareness about the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study. The Stop Abuse Campaign urges them to pass it.
New research from the DOJ found the courts give more importance to discredited alienation theory than domestic violence or child abuse,
Was Erin Andrew’s cervical cancer caused by becoming a crime victim? Our legal system doesn’t handle cases involving severe trauma well.
Here’s what we said in our letter to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges about custody court reform.
When judges are doing everything as they’re supposed to, they still harm kids. That’s a problem, but there are solutions. Why aren’t we using them?
Shared parenting is promoted as the ideal situation for divorced parents, under the right conditions it might be, but it is an abuser’s best friend.
A review of Maralee McLean’s book “Prosecuted but not Silenced” that illustrates how America’s family courts typically harm children and good mothers
Our broken custody courts must put the health and safety of children first in any custody or visitation decision. The Safe Child Act will make sure they do.