White House Advisor on Violence Against Women at “Listening Session” 8-4-10

From The Center for Judicial Excellence: 

 

TAKE ACTION

 

BREAKING NEWS: WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO HEAR FROM FAMILY LAW ADVOCATES AND LITIGANTS TOMORROW! 

 

This Wednesday, Lynn Rosenthal — White House Advisor on Violence Against Women — will be participating in a “listening session” at the NCADV/NOMAS national conference on ending violence in Anaheim, CA. Lynn will listen to advocates and litigants talk about the problems in family court and the reforms that are needed.

 

   Please come and share your proposed solutions with Lynn directly. 

 

What: White House Listening Session

When: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Where: The Hilton Anaheim: California Room
777 Convention Way, Anaheim
 

CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN PUBLIC HEARINGS 

 We had a great turnout of family law litigants at the last set of hearings two years ago, ensuring that family law reform became one of the Commission’s top priorities, so let’s be sure to turn out in numbers this year.
 
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HEARING INFO:
 
Sacramento, CA
When: Thursday, August 12th – 1 PM to 5 PM
Where: State Capitol, Room TBD

For more information, to sign-up to testify, or to submit your recommendations in writing, please visit www.women.ca.gov.

The California Commission on the Status of Women is holding a series of public hearings to provide a forum for Californians to voice their opinions about the real problems faced by women and girls every day. Information obtained from the hearings will assist in the Commission’s ongoing work to achieve equal opportunities for all women and girls.

More Great News from California Protective Parents Association

More great news from the California Protective Parents Association… 

Dear Friends, 

1. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) conference is in Anaheim, CA  the end of July and beginning of august 2010. http://www.ncadv.org 

 NCADV gets it – they are presenting an entire track on family court!
  

On Monday, August 2 the Plenary Session is on Child Custody and Domestic Violence:  
FROM DISGRUNTLED LITIGANTS TO THE CANARIES OF THE CUSTODY COURT SYSTEM:  

Protective Mothers Were Right-They Are Being Mistreated by the Courts
 

Opening remarks from Ms. Joye E. Frost, Director, Office for Victims of Crime.  

The new book, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE and CHILD CUSTODY establishes that the routine use of outdated and discredited practices has resulted in thousands of children being sent to live with abusers.  The research is now readily available to challenge and prevent the common mistakes that so often harm children.  The success of the abuser tactic seeking custody to maintain control over their victims and failure of the courts to recognize this tactic undermine the work of our movement and have led to an increase in domestic violence homicides after many years of declines.  Mo Therese Hannah will discuss the research available to help protective mothers.  Judge Mike Brigner will explain how judges are getting it wrong so often.  Garland Waller exposes the failure of the media to report this scandal.  You will want to stay until the end because Barry Goldstein will explain how to use this information in your home communities as we use the research in the book to reform the broken custody court system, prevent the unfair attacks on protective mothers and make sure no child has to cry herself to sleep because a court separated her from her safe, courageous, protective mother.  
 
On Tuesday August 3 CA Protective Parents Association and Center for Judicial Excellence will present a workshop titled “Action: Let’s Roll” from 10:15 to noon.   
 
2. Kathie Justi, a wonderful protective mom who was instrumental in bringing down a judge and changing the culture of the Santa Clara California family court to better protect battered women and children, is interested in compiling testimonials about your journey through this ordeal. Let me know if you would like her contact information.
Her vision: “Many mothers have lost custody, some regained their child(ren), some didn’t until they were 18, and able to try to establish a relationship.  Many mothers have written their custody story, but this is about you!  Not about your dear children.  This story is about your own journey, your struggles, your successes, your triumphs, your losses.  Coping, not coping.  You didn’t give up, because you are here now.”
 
3. New resource: Safe Child International:
http://www.causes.com/causes/497298?m=71bb3202&recruiter_id=84515530.
 

 4. Sexual Sabotage by Judith Reisman, PhD  http://wndbooks.wnd.com/sexual-sabotage-how-one-mad-scientist-unleashed-a-plague-of-corruption-and-contagion-on-america/ 

A new book about Alfred Kinsey’s early junk science that underlies the current junk science that encourages sex offenders to get custody of their victims.
 

5. September 12-15, 2010. The International Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) Conference is being held in San Diego http://www.ivatcenters.org/ There is an excellent training from September 10-12 by Child Abuse Solutions www.childabusesolutions.com  in the Affiliated Training section which is designed for evaluators and other court related professionals.  

6. Keep Friday October 1, 2010 open for another exciting demonstration at the White House with a parade to the U.S. Dept of Justice and the U.S. Senate!
 

Best, 

Connie