This is the 11th in a series of articles about the treatment of abused children in the U.S. family court system. M.C. Moewe is a former criminal justice and investigative reporter for several newspapers with a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Texas. Email me at moewe.com
This is the 10th in a series of articles about the treatment of abused children in the U.S. family court system. More money passes through family law courts than all the other courts combined. Corrupt judges have unchecked power over your personal finances and your childrens’ lives. The lawyers are likely contributing to the judge’s re-election campaign
For this month’s “How to help a Friend” series, I thought I’d put together a few simple but important ideas for how to support a friend who is experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV)
Despite a mother’s cry for help, San Diego Judge DeAnn Salcido signed a court order in 2003 giving a father custody of his six-year-old daughter. He still had custody six years later when he was arrested and convicted of child molestation.
Florida’s Marion County School Board voted this year to ban corporal punishment and we wanted to thank you for everything you did to make that happen! Thank you to everyone that wrote and called the school board, signed the petitions, shared the cause and showed support!
Listen. Believe. React Responsibly. This is the advice we are given when it comes to what to do if a child discloses sexual abuse to us.
Today, we’re focusing on steps you can take if you know or suspect that a friend or someone else you know is being abusive toward their partner.
This is the 8th in a series of articles for Daily Kos about the treatment of abused children in the U.S. family court system. “To onlookers it was just a group of children playing in a sunny California park, but to child sexual abuse expert Dr. Claire Reeves it was the highlight of her career.”
“To watch them play and laugh like normal children — it was glorious,” said Reeves, 73, remembering a day when she met nine parents and 15 children for a going-away party before she moved from California to South Carolina in 2000.
Whipping, beating, and paddling of school children: Those who favor it would like us to believe that at some point in the very recent past, the utility of this practice was uncontested. But in fact the controversy over the appropriateness of corporal punishment of children is nearly as old as the written word.
If Ray Rice was sincere, he would have accepted the lenient penalty he received from the NFL and the outrageous lack of consequences from the Atlantic County prosecutor. It is important for abusers to accept sole responsibility for their actions and focus on making amends. Instead, Ray Rice is appealing his suspension.
Here’s the scariest thing you’ll read this Halloween season- if your kids go trick-or-treating, odds are good a sex offender will hand them candy. Most people read this sentence and mentally said “Not in my neighborhood.
This is the ninth in a series of articles for Daily Kos about the treatment of abused children in the U.S. family court system. M.C. Moewe
Nebraska State Sen. Loran Schmit, who headed the investigation into the credit union, turned over the information gathered about the child abuse to the FBI. “I was very disappointed with the way the FBI and law enforcement treated the victims,” Schmit says in the documentary. “They in fact turned them into the offenders, so to speak. And instead of taking the evidence that was delivered to them by the victims and interrogating the persons who the victims identified, they seemed to bear down and try to get the victims to change their story.”