Links and Resources
by a survivor of domestic violence and coercive control perpetrated by a narcissistic spouse
Here is a link to the “educate your judges” packets available from the One Mom’s Battle website. They can be sent to your judge anonymously. Scroll down to the bottom to see what’s included in the packet. It’s a start, if the judge actually reads it.
And another comment from her:
But, I think legislation is the only effective way judges will change their rulings. Kyra’s Law was just introduced in NY. Many of the organizations I follow are saying this is a big step in protecting women and children in Domestic violence related divorces. It will put the children first and take a case by case approach. Here’s one of the many articles praising the bill and laying out some of the specifics of Kyra’s Law:
Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project
Legal advocacy group that uses the courts to enforce accountability of abusive partners
Free Public Viewing of Case Information & Documents
In Palm Beach County, members of the public can access criminal, civil and traffic case records and can see document images online without having to create an account. This includes court dates, charges, sentences, complaints and parties involved from late 2008. Earlier years are on a case-by-case basis.
Justice for Children
Advocates for abused children failed by family courts or Child Protective Services.
Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence
Provides information on abuse allegations in custody and visitation
Legal Momentum–Advancing Women’s Rights
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Gender Bias Study reported that fathers who actively seek custody obtain either primary or joint physical custody in more than 70 percent of cases.
Women’s legal and reference library on law, politics, motherhood and marriage.
Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County
FACTs is a proud member of the Chamber.
NOW Foundation Family Law Resources
Resources of all kinds compiled by NOW Family Law Committee.
Parental Rights Class Action
Join a national suit to challenge injustices in family court.
PTSD epidemic (which can include parents recovering from bruising court battles)
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Protecting Your Children in the Court System
A mother who spent a decade trying to protect her daughter from her abusive ex shares her advice
Domestic Violence (DV) by Proxy: Why Terrorist Tactics Employed by Batterers Are Not “PAS”
This article may help to inform others regarding the lack of legitimacy behind PAS, as well as this all too common tactic used by abusers on women and children.
The YWCA Harmony House, 561-640-0050
Support groups for survivors of domestic violence in WPB and North Palm Beach
24 hour domestic violence hotline , 561-640-9844 or 800-973-9922.
Victim’s Services, 561-833-7273
Several types of support groups at the WPB Courthouse for both women and children
Safety Net at Home Safe, 561-832-6185
Congress and 6th Ave South has individual therapy and support groups for adults and children
Florida Resource Center for Women and Children, 561-848-8383
Northern Palm Beach County support groups for survivors