For Anyone Anywhere: Request for Help…
by Julia Fletcher
November 30, 2010
Another mother is asking for help.
If there were local, state and/or federal investigators handling the crisis in family courts, I’d tell her and the wonderful husband and father from Ohio, and the moms in Hawaii and Florida and California and all the other protective parents asking for help, “No worries. There are plenty of government offices available to protect your precious children in family court cases involving child abuse.”
If I could, I would tell this mother, “Even though there are no government offices to help your child in this situation, at least there are effective laws enforced in every state to help parents protect children from abuse in custody cases.” But that’s not true either.
I can tell her about the court watch programs, Justice for Children, the Protective Mothers Alliance and the Battered Mothers Custody Conference. The Office of Violence Against Women was looking into this situation a few months ago so maybe they can help. It seems as though some people working in our Justice Department want to help and might be looking for the revenue, resources and an effective course of action to take.
I think for now, I have to tell this desperate mother that she’ll need to turn to the non-profit, grass-roots organizations who provide help for children by providing guidance for the mothers who are placed in the position of having to fight the system in order to protect their children. Does anyone else have other suggestions?
I hope I can help by posting her request here. I’ll send it to the Facebook friends and Twitter followers I’ve gathered these last few months. I’ll hope and pray that someone will be the anyone who’s willing and able to help:
“I am a mother that is in desperate need of help and I do not know who to turn to. I have recently gone through a horrifying divorce and have found in the middle of it that my ex-husband sexually abused my sister and my 3 yr old son. Both have told counselors and law enforcement, but it seems as though no one believes any of us. I want only to protect my son, and my sister will never see him again. I do not know how to protect him, except taking him and running. I know that is a last resort and there are severe consequences for this choice. Anyone that can help, please let me know. Thank you to anyone”