Like many mass murderers with a record of domestic violence, Devin Kelley was given leniency instead of strict accountability and monitoring.
An interview with the director of the upcoming documentary What Doesn’t Kill Me, about family court-ordered abuse
Courts can now access scientific research from highly credible sources that can be used to recognize domestic violence and child abuse.
Domestic violence experts provide objective information that can save children. Courts must embrace them or continue to destroy children’s lives.
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.
Losing Grace taught me how it feels when your child or grandchild is taken from you and handed to her abuser. I will never forget her face.
The system that is designed to listen to children when claims of abuse are brought forth is failing the children it should protect.
Amber, a student at Indiana University South Bend, writes about her research into emotional abuse and the #maybehedoesnthityou hashtag
If he hit me I would leave. The truth is I still wouldn’t have left then. I would rationalize that hitting me would show him how out of hand things were.
I want a divorce. These four words would forever change my life. I blurted them out without even hesitating as I sat in the car.
Discover the facts behind missing children and the scary stories that we hear. How do you protect your child?
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.
The Haskell murder, in which a man killed his entire family except for one girl who could flee and call the police, is all the more tragic because we know how to prevent it.
Experts know that batterers use children to further abuse their partners and that abusers sometimes murder their children.
The Boston Globe examines the custody court crisis. Judges and legislators should do the same before more children are harmed
A child runs away from home as a cry for help or a desperate act to protect themselves from abuse. Why do we punish kids for it?
Connecticut established a task force to study minors exposed to domestic violence. Better idea, let’s stop domestic violence.
Judge Gorcyca sent a 9, 10 and 13 year old to juvenile detention after they refused to meet their father. A lesson in the ‘success’ of forced reunification.
How do we stop domestic violence? Read Barry Goldstein’s recently released new book: Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody Vol. II.
Family court systematically destroys good mothers who are battered by their partners or protecting abused children by placing the children in the hands of the abuser
New research from the DOJ found the courts give more importance to discredited alienation theory than domestic violence or child abuse,
The research proves that estrangement from an abusive parent is better for children than being abused. Family courts tend to get that wrong, which is why kids tend to get hurt.
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?
Research released by the National Center for Health Statistics found life expectancy dropped from 78.9 to 78.8 years in 2015.
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