Events and Demonstrations

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


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.

mothers at the white house

May 9, 2010  First Mothers Day March at White House  Mothers demonstrated for 5 weeks


Oct 10, 2010 Mothers March at US Department of Justice (DOJ)


October 27, 2010 White House vs DV


February 13-14, 2011 Mothers March at US Department of Health and Human Services/ Administration of Children and Families (HHS/ACF)


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


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

October 11, 2011 Congressional briefing Mental Health Effects of Trauma on Children sponsored by Victims Rights Caucus and Witness Justice


October 12, 2011 Congressional briefing  Effects of Domestic Violence on Children sponsored by National Coalition to End Domestic Violence and Makers of Memories

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)


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!


2012 No Way Out But One Documentary by Garland Waller

May 6, 2012  Third Mothers Day March at White House


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


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



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


Damon’s story


Judge Friedenthal


Damon update


Orange County molestation


Damon had to get married at 16 to free himself of family court placing him with sex abuser father


More outrages

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. )


April 27, 2013 19th ISSB/CPPA conference in Davis NATIONAL SCANDAL: Family Courts Give Children to Identified Pedophiles


Petition for Congressional Oversight Hearings


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.


May 10-11, 2013 Tenth Battered Mothers Custody Conference  All Together Now


May 12, 2013 Fourth Mothers Day March at White House

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

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)


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.


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


May11, 2014 Fifth Mothers Day March at White House


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.


August 6-7, 2014  OVW and NCJFCJ Roundtable –  Barry Goldstein presented on problems with evaluators in DV custody cases