A Call to Action Update: April 2015 – Families Impacted by Guardian ad Litem Failures, Board Revising Its Complaint Procedure
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The need for reform in family court and in the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is urgent. Fit, loving parents are losing custody of their children due to systemic failures and abuses of power, and children are being placed in the custody of dangerous or unfit parent. The impact is severe, devastating families and often leaving lifelong scars on children.
The stories of these families are heartbreaking…. here are some stories we have heard:
“Since my abusive ex won custody, I have not been allowed to see my child.”
“I was forced to send my child to visit the abuser, they screamed and cried and did not want to leave.”
“I was not even allowed to give my child an Easter basket.”
“I was punished for reporting concerns of abuse, and lost custody (other parents are placed into supervised visitation while the abusive parent…
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