2021 was a year like most others in family courts around the world, with many tragedies and injustices, but also a few triumphs and successes.
These stories help raise awareness about the epidemic of judges taking custody away from mothers and giving children to abusive and self-serving fathers.
COURT-ENABLED MURDERS OF CHILDREN
Mothers pled for protection in Family Court, but judges ignored them and enabled vengeful fathers to murder their children.
RIP Baby Kobi, Emily & Theodore, Olivia & Anna, Little Greyson, Madison & Zachary, Corey
COURT-ENABLED MURDERS OF MOTHERS
Star was stabbed to death by her ex in front of their son. She had repeatedly told the Family Court judge she feared for her son’s and her lives. RIP Star
Andrea was shot four times in the middle of the night with her four children in the home. She survived but is still terrified for herself and her children.
Nia and Michele could not take the pain of losing custody of their children to their abusive exes and not being able to protect them in Family Court. RIP Nia and Michelle
MOTHER & DAUGHTER were reunited after 10 years of being deprived of each other by Family Court.
TWO TEENS escaped their abusive father and posted a video describing how Family Court was not protecting them or allowing them to live with their mother.
DYLAN'S FATHER was convicted of murdering him after Family Court did not protect him.
ELLIE WON PARTIAL CUSTODY even after fleeing internationally into hiding. She is still unable to protect him from his father in Family Court, so it is just a partial victory.
BRITNEY WAS FINALLY FREED from her father’s and ex’s control after 13 years of subjugation and unjustly losing custody in Family Court.
A FAMILY COURT JUDGE KILLED HIMSELF while the FBI was arresting him for serially sexually assaulting children.
THE ALLEN V. FARROW DOCUMENTARY highlighted Family Court’s failure to protect children from sexual abuse. A clip from a Women’s Coalition protest in Southern California was used in the film.
Cindy Dumas, M.A. has been researching, writing, and raising awareness about the Custody Crisis since 2003, when she was unable to protect her children from their abusive father. She fled into hiding when Family Court failed her and was tricked into returning home, when her children were given to their abusive father.