Congressional Briefing: Protecting Children of Divorce and Separation

From Eileen King, Executive Director, Child Justice, Inc. :

Congressional Briefing October 2


Protecting Abused Children of Divorce and Separation

Please join us on Wednesday October 2, 2013 from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. in room 2226 of the Rayburn HOB for a Congressional briefing on Protecting Abused Children of Divorce and Separation.

Find out why the Netherlands gave an American family, Holly Collins and her three children, asylum as refugees escaping grave danger, rather than return them to the United States. 

Find out why children who report abuse by a parent and the case is in divorce court are treated differently from children who report abuse in any other context. As citizens, children are entitled to due process to ensure their safety. Unequal treatment of child victims is a civil inequality issue over which Congress has authority and jurisdiction.

Find out how such inequality may lead to child deaths and how federal funding may inadvertently decrease safety.


Joyana L. Silberg, Ph.D., Vice President, The Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence
Hera McLeod, Mother of Prince McLeod Rams
Donnette Lepore, Parent and Advocate
Eileen King, Executive Director, Child Justice, Inc. 
Andrew Willis, Stop Abuse Campaign 
Barry Goldstein, The Safe Child Coalition


Video clip from the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Capitol Hill briefing May 9, 2012: