Judge Bradley Howard Astrowsky, a family court judge in Phoenix, sent former Major League Baseball player David Segui’s two sons from Arizona to California without Segui’s permission to attend the Family Bridges camp at their mother’s request. This comes after court filings in which Segui stated he tried to protect the boys from an abusive mother and her boyfriend. Earlier this year, a video surfaced of the mother’s boyfriend allegedly abusing one of the children by spraying vinegar in the boy’s eye.
Family Bridges is one of the most widely used “reunification” programs in North America, but there is no oversight of the program, and little is known about its effectiveness in reuniting children with a non-custodial parent.
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