From across the Nation Mothers groups were protesting the failure of family courts to protect and began coming together With the first Demonstration at the Whitehouse May 9, 2010
MOTHERS OF LOST CHILDREN – MOTHER’S DAY MARCH AND PROTEST
MOLC is an Organization for women who have lost custody of their children as a result of making child abuse allegations, Mothers fighting to keep and protect their children in America. Mothers of Lost Children is more of an Event in History than org, like the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina…..when the government disappeared the children and the Mothers protested.
May 9, 2010 First Mothers Day March at White House Mothers demonstrated for 5 weeks http://youtu.be/DIiP9Mxd-5I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESMcMIIjAHI&feature=fvw
Oct 10, 2010 Mothers March at US Department of Justice (DOJ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afXv9HrAHcY
October 27, 2010 White House vs DV http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/27/event-end-violence-against-women http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/Reducing_Domestic_Violence_fact_sheet.pdf
February 13-14, 2011 Mothers March at US Department of Health and Human Services/ Administration of Children and Families (HHS/ACF)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b3KGkAdNv8
March 22, 2011 Department of Justice/Office of Violence Against Women Briefing at GWU 12 Advocates, 7 mothers and teen survivors briefed Susan Carbon, Lynn Rosenthal, Bryan Samuels about the family court crisis
May 8, 2011 Second Mothers Day March at White House http://youtu.be/GWqwKPkYV5c
August 17, 2011 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights found the United States responsible for human rights violations suffered by Lenahan and recommended changes to U.S. domestic violence law and policy.
October 10, 2011 Mothers March http://youtu.be/f23gaVGQWUE
October 11, 2011 Congressional briefing Mental Health Effects of Trauma on Children sponsored by Victims Rights Caucus and Witness Justice http://www.witnessjustice.org/advocacysta/violence_trauma_children.cfm
October 12, 2011 Congressional briefing Effects of Domestic Violence on Children sponsored by National Coalition to End Domestic Violence and Makers of Memorieshttp://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/191773-preventing-domestic-violence-must-begin-with-the-children
Dec 13, 2011 US Senate hearing Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Subcommittee on Children and Families Hearing Breaking the Silence on Child Abuse: Protection, Prevention, Intervention and Deterrence (after Penn State Scandal) http://help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=12f57f31-5056-9502-5d46-d6c877eaa515
2011 GAO audited TANF funds: 70% of the money to help needy families was unaccounted for, which would include the fatherhood funding that is not ‘needs based’, thus available to billionaires.
February 2012 Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 (H.R. 6655/S. 3705), authored by Congressman Lloyd Doggett to investigate child fatalities.
March 1, 2012 Congressional briefing Outcomes for Children of Abuse sponsored by National Council of Family Juvenile Court Judges and Congressman Bobbie Scott http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oH8PiW83DZo#!
2012 No Way Out But One Documentary by Garland Waller http://nowayoutbutone.com/
May 6, 2012 Third Mothers Day March at White House http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2LIe13MGcA&feature=plcp
May 7, 2012 business meeting at Sewall Belmont House (Safe Child Coalition and Mothers of Lost Children) Turning Family Court Right Side Up: From a Haven for Abusers to a Sanctuary for Children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEUGsaTmkoI&feature=em-upload_owner
May 8, 2012 Congressional briefing Stopping the Cycle of Abuse and Violence sponsored by Victims Rights Caucus and Stop Abuse Campaign and National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTvXq9DK0JA
October 27-28, 2012Mothers Vigil and Mothers March at White House in Hurricane Sandy
Fall 2012 Fox LA Children Lost in the System
Sept 28, 2012 Part 1
Part 2 Judge Nash
Part 3 Kathleen Russell
Part 4 Kathleen Russell
Ruby a dentist protective mother
DeAnn Salcido – whistleblower judge
Orange County molestation
Damon had to get married at 16 to free himself of family court placing him with sex abuser father
In fall 2013, Fox investigative reporter Martin Burns found dead in a ravine – coroner say a heart attack.
Dec 12, 2012 US Attorney General Eric Holder Defending Childhood Final Report
March 2013 OVW gave grants to 3 courts to mentor DV issues (Brooklyn, N.Y., Ada County, Idaho, and Dallas strategies for offender accountability and improve victim safety. ) http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/March/13-ovw-356.html
April 27, 2013 19th ISSB/CPPA conference in Davis NATIONAL SCANDAL: Family Courts Give Children to Identified Pedophiles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVMzDopScuo&feature=em-upload_owner
Petition for Congressional Oversight Hearings https://www.causes.com/familycourt
Mar 7, 2013 VAWA signed – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Section 104 written with the family court system in mind to fund initiatives, evaluate them and then replicate them. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/30/1310536/-Making-Washington-Hear-the-Children-Forced-to-Live-With-Abusers
May 10-11, 2013 Tenth Battered Mothers Custody Conference All Together Now http://youtu.be/IAF6a4Uv9Fghttp://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/conference-shines-light-on-plight-of-battered-mothers-seeking-custody/2013/05/10/8a2830fc-b8f1-11e2-92f3-f291801936b8_story.html
May 12, 2013 Fourth Mothers Day March at White House http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBhOg
May 13, 2013 Lobby Day Began at Sewall Belmont House (Safe Child Coalition, Mothers of Lost Children) Met with Judiciary/ Human Rights subcommittee.
October 1, 2013 Mothers March White House to US Capitol
October 2, 2013 Congressional briefing Protecting Abused Children of Divorce and Separation sponsored by Victims Rights Caucus and Stop Abuse Campaign http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awa_PALX-Ek&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share
Stories from some mothers who spoke
Met with staff from Ways and Means Committee
November 2013 OVW grants for 4 demonstration projects family courts promising practices (Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Ill.; Family Court of the State of Delaware; Hennepin County Family Justice Center in Minneapolis, Minn.; and Multnomah County Family Court in Portland OR) http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-ovw-1205.html
Jan 15, 2014 Protective mother Mary Seguin submitted 286 cases to DOJ.
May 7, 2014 Reception at Capitol Visitor Center Garland Waller and DVLEAP honored Congress members Ted Poe, Carolyn Maloney, Steny Hoyer, Ilena Ros-Lehtitnen and Kelly Rutherford – Showed PSAs Ignorance is This about family court crisis. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfK1xr_rLIYS_1uMOlB4SAw
May 9, 2014 DV expert witness training at George Washington University Law School
May 10, 2014 mini BMCC Battered Mothers and Kids Conference at GWU Mothering Under Duress
May 12, 2014 Congressional Briefing Safety First for Abused Children of Divorce sponsored by Victims Rights Caucus, Stop Abuse Campaign and Safe Child Coalition Lobby Day: Met with staff from Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. http://youtu.be/CIR_gZBf3fM
August 6-7, 2014 OVW and NCJFCJ Roundtable – Barry Goldstein presented on problems with evaluators in DV custody cases http://stopabusecampaign.com/feature/encouraging-news