LINCOLN, Neb. – Over the past eight years, custodial parents killed 58 American children after a court ignored abuse claims by a protective parent, according to the Center for Judicial Excellence.
And a new investigative report, published by 100Reporters.org, says family courts systemically discredit claims of child abuse and award custody to the accused parent.
Reporter Laurie Udesky, the author of that report, interviewed 30 families from across the nation who lost custody battles even after their children’s claim of abuse was substantiated by police or child protective services – only to see the abuse continue. [Listen/Read Full Article]