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Family Court Crisis

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We are asking for oversight hearings into the systemic failure of family courts across the country to protect children. When a battered mother leaves an abuser and attempts to protect her abused children, the family court gives custody to the batterer 70% of the time. No agency or organization intervenes. This is the same dynamic as domestic violence, where "might makes right".
The collusion among state actors is blatant.Oversight is lacking in part because the appellate process is prohibitively expensive. The result of this surreal process is that children's lives are being ruined.
The U.S. is now a country designated as a human rights violator. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is calling for U.S. legislation to greatly improve the protection of women and children from domestic violence.
We call upon our elected representatives to investigate and remedy this shameful situation.

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February 12, 2017
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2 months ago
Someone from Saint Paul, MN writes:
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My baby's have been taken an are being mentally abused just as their father does to me. But, the worse part is the courts are helping him abuse the kid's an I. Not one person have talked or checked on my children. An my children are ages ten and twelve. Please let all the children get the justice they deserve. No child is to be put out to be a money order. An if the court would see the difference between what is important to the children. We as parents can be parents. An the children can finally be children.
September 23, 2016
Someone from Omaha, NE signed.
September 5, 2016
Someone from Saint Paul, MN writes:
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The court has granted my ex a order of protection over him an my childern. An wouldn't let my childern speak with anyone in the court's. Still haven't talked with my childern an it's been a year. My childern are suffering from the alienation of him keeping them from there mother. An he is emouionally an mentally abusive for years. An now the courts have been helping him to hurt my childern too. Please give mothers like me an the childern justice. I am only one mother fight to protect my childern as well as myself. But, I'm sure that if we all unite we can make a change an help to protect many women out here.
September 1, 2016
Someone from Fairport, NY writes:
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When a man CHOOSES to abuse his wife he abdicates his role as loving and protective husband. He gives up his role as husband. When he chooses to abuse his children whether, physically, sexually, emotionally, or psychologically he abdicates his role and responsibilities to love and protect his children. I am not against father's having rights to their children through visitation. However if there is a proven and documented evidence that abuse has in fact occurred this man needs MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT and MENS NON-VIOLENCE GROUPS. IF HE DEMONSTRATES GOOD PROGRESS THEN HE EARNS HIS RIGHTS TO VISIT HIS CHILDREN. IN VASES WHERE THE MOTHER IS DEFICIENT THE SAME REQUIREMENTS MUST BE UPHELD. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CHILDREN WITHOUT THESE FAMILY COURT INTERVENTIONS CAN AFFECT THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE. Something must be done to save these children.NOW
6 months ago
Someone from Fairmont, WV signed.
July 5, 2016
Someone from Moulton, AL signed.
March 27, 2016
Someone from Hialeah, FL writes:
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Praying for a must needed change. Victims and children should have the courts full protection from the abuser. As a victim of domestic violence long before I was pregnant and while pregnant, I do not understand how something must happen to the fetus or the child before their lives matter and are protected. So many children die each year because the courts don't listen and offer the victim and child sufficient protection. I wish there was something I could do to change this or wish I knew someone who could guide me in that direction.
March 22, 2016
Someone from Cary, IL writes:
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When a court tells me my child must BE harmed before they can assist me in protecting them from the monster that WILL abuse them, it is like saying they are not important human beings with the right to personal freedom that our constitution provides. When a mother (or father) cannot enforce protection from an abusive father (or mother), what recourse do we have? It is unacceptable to expect anyone to allow even a chance for harm to their child. If a person has a dui and has their drivers license revoked, they are no longer allowed to drive for FEAR that they MAY harm another innocent soul. But, the courts will hand over a child to this person, because they share DNA?! Are our children not worthy of protection? Enough is enough!
March 12, 2016
Someone from Gower, MO signed.