Monday, May 19, 2008

Abusers Get Custody of the Kids in US Family Courts

(This is an old article, but the problem is still very real.  It's an eye-opener if you think child abuse and court-ordered parenting don't co-exist.)

Alison Bowen reports in New York Family Courts are giving abusers custody of the kids 37% of the time. Studies in Arizona and Massachusetts, and informal questioning of professionals in the rest of the country show the same thing - unsupervised, unregulated Family Courts failing to protect battered women and exposing children for years at a time to the batterer. Read more in Women's eNews.

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