Advocate Groups, legal professionals, mental health professionals, experts, lawmakers, and concerned citizens have joined forces to create a community to organize global advocacy efforts for evidence-based policies which put child safety and risks at the forefront of child custody decisions. We also are advocating for policies that provide protection from all forms of Post-Separation Abuse and Coercive Control.
We believe it is a child’s right to live free from abuse and that child safety, which is implicit in the law, must be made the top priority in practice, in all private custody decision-making. We work with similar national coalitions across the globe, all whom are contending with the same problems we see in the U.S.: Court’s resistance to taking risks and abuse to a child seriously in the context of child access decisions.
We envision a research-led and trauma-informed family court system that acts with urgency and without bias to protect children from abuse while ensuring accountability and enforcement of their human rights.
Judges, legal professionals, our communities and elected officials are part of the solution to protect children from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a leading indicator of life-long health and well-being. Trauma-informed judicial practices are integrated into every courtroom.
Legislation, based on evidence-based factors, is in place and enforced in all 50 US states and internationally to ensure children’s safety is the top priority when making decisions regarding child custody.
Coercive control is recognized as a form of domestic violence in all 50 US states and internationally.
The abuse of a protective parent and its impact on their child are accurately correlated and met with appropriate safety measures.
Judges, lawyers, legal professionals and child welfare services engage in mandated continuing education about the impacts of high conflict personalities in custody cases and are provided guidance for how to successfully navigate these cases with compassion and accountability in ways that mitigate conflict and protect safe caregivers and their children from all forms of Post-separation Abuse.
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