Family Court Accountability

Family Court Accountability

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Jennifer Ann started this petition to Jennifer Barnett

When parents go to family court, usually it's a peaceful process because both parents care about their children's wellbeing but when domestic violence has occurred in the relationship or after the relationship has ended, the court becomes a "last resort" venue for the abuser to retain his or her control over the victimized parent and children. 

I don't know why but there is an epidemic of violation of due process, laws which seem to be void if the matter involves families, and an extreme abuse of power by the judges, lawyers, and court appointed professionals. 

We believe that laws need to be followed and constitutional protections need to be honored all the time, especially if families are involved.

What the citizens of Washington need and what they are getting are two completely different things. 

We want our children to be happy and safe. 

We want to establish a citizen oversight committee in each county of Washington State so that the parents who seek to protect their children from the disastrous effects of domestic violence: physical violence, coercive control, psychological abuse and all of the other types of abuse inflicted upon parents and children, are not purposely or inadvertently amplified by the family courts, who, through their lack of knowledge or time, further damage families. 

We want the best for our children, and that's what the legislature wants for the children of Washington as well.

We propose that the Citizen Oversight Committee will help identify the cases which involve dishonesty to the court, and help the judges become informed about them, so they can actually help us keep our children safe and mitigate the damage already done to these children when their parents relationship ends. 

 

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