Family Court
The Family Court System in the United States is broken.  More and more abusive parents are awarded custody of their children because they know how to
manipulate the family court system.  National attention if finally being given to this problem.  Parents, especially women, contact me frequently with pleas
for help.  On this page I share links to groups and organizations that are tying to assist parents caught in this trap and/or trying to change the law.  I also
include sights directed to the safety of children.  If you know of any other groups that could be added to this page, please email me at
barbara@adancewiththedevil.com
ORGANIZATIONS
National Alliance for Family Court Justice:
Founded by Liz Richards in 1993, this group is dedicated for victims of exploitative family and custody court authorities. Works with other protective mothers and
incest survivors to reform the system and learn winning strategies Learn more about troublesome custody issues of Parental Alienation (PAS) and Fathers Rights.
 

The Center for Judicial Excellence:
A community-based organization in Marin County established to improve the public accountability of the judiciary and strengthen and maintain the integrity of the
courts.  

Family Court in America: Working together to protect our children in our nation's family courts.

Mothers of Lost Children:
The mission of Mothers of Lost Children is to support, nurture and pray for mothers who have been forcibly separated from their children by the family law and
juvenile courts. Our primary goal is to bring to public awareness the fact that children who report abuse, particularly incest, are regularly given into the custody or
unsupervised visitation of the identified perpetrators.

Battered Mothers Custody Conference:
This group seeks to  raise public awareness by documenting civil, legal, due process, and human rights violations perpetrated on victims of domestic violence (women
and children) by  family courts, their professional appointees, Child Protective Services, other government systems, and all who have built an industry which profits
from the suffering of mothers and children trying to escape domestic violence.

The Courageous Kids Network:
This organization, started by children survivors, is dedicated to stopping the continuing assault on children's human right to live free from abuse

California Protective Parents Association:
The Mission of the California Protective Parents Association is to protect children from incest and family violence through research, education and advocacy.

Rights For Mothers:
This group is committed to get fairness, equality and justice within the gender biased family court and circuit court systems.

Custody Preparations for Moms:
This website is intended to help fit and loving mothers who wish to continue to be the primary caretakers of their children.

Mothers for Justice:
This group is the campaigning 'voice' for everyone who has suffered an injustice with the corrupt judiciary system. We endeavor, through our campaigns to bring out
into the open the appalling number of injustices (particularly) those relating to child access issues.

Women's Law:
Topics include staying safe, preparing for court, know the laws, learn about abuse, where to find help, legal statutes.

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project:
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high-quality, free legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents
in family law cases.  Our volunteer lawyers provide pro bono legal representation to (1) survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order, custody, visitation,
divorce, child support and immigration cases  (2) children in high-conflict custody cases (3) foster parents in adoption, guardianship, placement and licensing matters  
(4) third-party caregivers in custody cases

WORLD Law Direct:
WORLD Law Direct is the leading interactive provider of U.S. and international legal solutions. Today we're helping to fill the need for understandable and efficient legal
solutions. In addition to an expanding database, our systems automatically re-route designated issues to our global law team when necessary, providing thorough, up-to-
date advice on commonly-faced legal issues in over 26 international jurisdictions including the United States. We put the resources of a global law firm to work for
you.   They have a page devoted to domestic violence.

AARDVARC: An Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence Aid & Resource Collection
This site is for victims of violence, their families and friends, and the agencies and programs which serve them, both public and private. The goal of this website is to
assist efforts to aid and support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide
general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services for "one stop shopping".

Child Support Enforcement Expert:  Geraldine Jensen
WMs. Jensen is a child support enforcement expert. She founded of ACES (Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Inc.) the nation's largest child
support advocacy organization.  She has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, ABC Primetime Live, Fox News, CBS Morning Show and the Today
Show just to name a few. Her life story was an ABC movie of the Week special presentation .   She has written the book "How to Collect Child Support."

SAFE START CENTER (ADDRESSES CHILDREN'S EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE)
The Safe Start Initiative is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of
Justice. The goal of the Safe Start Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of
children's exposure to violence.

PARENTING THE AT RISK CHILD
If you have a child or children with a psychopathic con artist, this site will help you "immunize" your kids against developing antisocial behavior. The site also links to a
forum and other resources to enable you to help your child(ren) cope with the psychopathic parent.

DIRECTORY OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES
The  Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a resource from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Since its launch in 2003, the Directory has helped
thousands of crime victims and service providers find non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.  Search by STATE or
COUNTRY.  Go the home page and click START HERE.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (MAYO CLINIC HEALTH INFORMATION):
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe
anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.  Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while. But with
time and taking care of yourself, such traumatic reactions usually get better. In some cases, though, the symptoms can get worse or last for months or even years.
Sometimes they may completely shake up your life. In a case such as this, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting treatment as soon as possible after
post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term post-traumatic stress disorder.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public
health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's
communities.  They offer
materials and resources.

BUILDING A BARRIER BETWEEN ADOLESCENTS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Children with psychopathic parent may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope.  Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem that no parent can afford to ignore. All teens are
at risk of using drugs and alcohol. Taking a proactive stance can help reduce that risk and may also strengthen the relationship between parents and their teenage
children. Discussion is at the heart of preventing any type of drug involvement. While this is a positive step for many, it can also have a negative backlash if done
incorrectly. Parents need to learn how to discuss drugs and alcohol with their children to lessen the likelihood that they will use drugs.  Contact Lakeview Health in
Jacksonville, Florida, for more information.

PARENT GUIDE: TALK WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT INTERNET SAFETY
Psychopaths and sociopaths are predators that love the Internet.  This government site helps you learn how to talk with your kids about Internet safety and may also
help you, too.

THE 14 RULES OF ONLINE SAFETY FOR CHILDREN
Chances are, your kids are a bit more savvy on the computer than you are. This is OK, but it's not to imply that you shouldn't take proper steps to ensure their online
safety. Let's dive in at this site nd take a close look at the rules your kiddos need to abide by when it comes to using the Internet.

CYBERBULLYING RESEARCH CENTER
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among
adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as “Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” It is also
known as “cyber bullying,” “electronic bullying,” “e-bullying,” “sms bullying,” “mobile bullying,” “online bullying,” “digital bullying,” or “Internet bullying.”
This web site serves as a clearinghouse of information concerning the ways adolescents use and misuse technology.

MOBILE DEVICE SAFETY FOR KIDS
Kids are using mobile devices at increasingly young ages. It’s not uncommon for tweens to have smartphones, leading schools across the country to implement mobile
device policies to prevent kids from texting during class and cheating during exams. That said, mobile devices like tablets are gaining speed as valuable educational and
therapy tools.  Whether you look at kids using mobile devices as a positive or negative, the issue of safety is a real concern. All parents want to keep their kids safe, so
it’s important to educate yourself on the potential dangers of mobile devices for kids and the best ways to protect the.m

TAKING YOU CHILD TO A THERAPIST
Sometimes kids, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Therapists
can help kids and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Many kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test
anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or
serious illness.

ART THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
Art therapy for children can provide kids with an easier way to express themselves since children are more naturally artistic and creative. A young child is likely to be
more comfortable initially expressing him/herself with some crayons and markers, for example, than he/she is going to be at expressing emotions and feelings through
words

MEDIA
Sacramento Conference Presentation and Battered Mothers Custody Conference
Two different presentations taken from the Center for Judicial Excellence documentary "Family Court Crisis: Our Children at Risk."
Breaking the Silence -- Children's Stories: PBS Documentary sponsored by the Mary Kay Foundation:
Crisis in Family Court:  Transcript of the 1st of a series of shows that Dr. Phil will do on this topic.  Aired 4-14-2010
Child Abuse: When Family Courts Get It Wrong
This is Really Hard to Believe:  an opinion written by Barry Nolan
Rates at Which Batterers Receive Custody:  an article written by Joan Meier, Esq.
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REPORTING CORRUPT JUDGES TO THE FBI:
When things go wrong in court because of corrupt judges and money changing hands, you can now report it to the FBI by calling an FBI Corruption Hotline near you
http://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field or you can submit an online report at https://tips.fbi.gov/.   
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