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Petitioning U.S. Senators, Congressman, US President

Require Supervised visitations to take place in neutral location

1,658
Supporters

Family violence is an epidemic in the United States; it is critical that there are laws in place to aid the victims and prevent further violence. Every act of violence has lasting effects on the children. A few of these effects are: fear, embarrassment, nightmares, depression, anxiety, etc. It is imperative that if any act of violence is suspected that the suspected abuser not be allowed to have unsupervised visits with the children involved.

Statistics show that between 50 and 70% of abusers also abuse the children. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics there were 575 children age 5 and under murdered in 2005 and over half of those were murdered by one of their parents. Furthermore, there are over 350,000 children abducted by a parent while they are separated from them thus, adding to the stress of the child.
Due to the current epidemic and the increased risk to children at their parent’s hands it is critical that changes be made to the Supervised Visitation laws to ensure that everything is being done to protect our children. A few things that need to be done to ensure the safety of all involved are: visitation to take place at a natural location, staggered arrival and departure times for the adults involved, vigilant supervision, with a ratio of 1 supervisor to each family.

Despite the trauma children suffer they are loyal to their parents. Children might feel torn between those involved. Despite the loyalty a child feels, a child should NEVER be forced to participate in the visit. Forcing a child to participate could cause further damage to the child.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AND STATE OFFICES AND DEMAND CHANGE IN HONOR OF CHARLIE & BRADEN POWELL.
A list of all local contacts can be found by visiting http://www.conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm

REST IN PEACE CHARLIE & BRADEN

Letter to
U.S. Senators, Congressman, US President
I just signed the "Require Supervised visitations to take place in neutral location" that is addressed to: U.S. Senators, Congressman and President Obama.

With the recent tragedy that occurred in Washington on Sunday February 5th, I find it necessary to make changes to the current laws regarding the way “supervised visits” take place. Currently there is NO federal law addressing the matter in which “supervised visits” are handled. I am requesting that a law entitled “Charlie and Bradens Law” be passed to ensure that our children are kept safe from harm.

Charlie and Braden Powell lives were taken by their own father on that day in February. This should have NEVER happened. Their father was the ONLY suspect in the disappearance of their mother and the courts had felt there was a need to remove the children from their fathers’ custody (even temporarily); however, the courts did NOT require the visits to take place in a natural environment.

Family violence is an epidemic in the United States; it is critical that there are laws in place to aid the victims and prevent further violence. Every act of violence has lasting effects on the children. A few of these effects are: fear, embarrassment, nightmares, depression, anxiety, etc. It is imperative that if any act of violence is suspected that the suspected abuser not be allowed to have unsupervised visits with the children involved.

Statistics show that between 50 and 70% of abusers also abuse the children. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics there were 575 children age 5 and under murdered in 2005 and over half of those were murdered by one of their parents. Furthermore, there are over 350,000 children abducted by a parent while they are separated from them thus, adding to the stress of the child.

Due to the current epidemic and the increased risk to children at their parent’s hands it is critical that changes be made to the Supervised Visitation laws to ensure that everything is being done to protect our children. A few things that need to be done to ensure the safety of all involved are: visitation to take place at a natural location, staggered arrival and departure times for the adults involved, vigilant supervision, with a ratio of 1 supervisor to each family.

Despite the trauma children suffer they are loyal to their parents. Children might feel torn between those involved. Despite the loyalty a child feels, a child should NEVER be forced to participate in the visit. Forcing a child to participate could cause further damage to the child.

Please join in our fight to ensure that Charlie and Braden Powells death is not in vain.


REST IN PEACE CHARLIE & BRADEN


Sincerely,