To bring attention to the issues, PBC NOW and FACTS held a demonstration against court handling of domestic violence on May 13.
Earlier this year, USA Today published an investigative series titled “Florida blames mothers when men batter them – then takes away their children”. It focused on the child welfare system of Florida, exposing a well-established practice of removing children from mothers who seek help from an abusive relationship. Families Against Court Travesties, Inc. (FACTS), being committed to educating the public on these issues, is continuing the conversation with a panel of Family Court officials and litigants, set for May 22. FACTS was created by NOW board members in 2003 and continues to observe proceedings in both Family and Dependency Courts.