Journey to a Safe Harbor: Protective Parents At The Beach
The Center for Judicial Excellence produced the Journey to a Safe Harbor: Protective Parents at the Beach Awards Reception & Conference.
Fri. October 4th – Sun. October 6th, 2019
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway ~ Santa Monica, CA
The weekend provided an opportunity for protective parents, domestic violence advocates, legal and mental health professionals, policymakers, and anyone who cares about child safety to learn and connect. We came together to inspire meaningful systemic change. We envision transforming the system so child safety is the number one priority in child custody litigation cases.
We also celebrated our Champions for Children’s Justice Award Winners at our semi-formal awards reception overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
2019 Champions for Children’s Justice Award Winners!
Clockwise from the top-left corner: Ana Estevez, California Woman of the Year & Child Advocate, Gigi Graciette, People’s Choice Award Winner, Fox 11 Los Angeles, Jayne O’Donnell, USA Today, Mabinty Quarshie, USA Today, Blanca Rubio, California Assemblywoman, Louise Haigh, UK Parliament, Craig Saperstein, Pillsbury Law, Gregory Laughlin, Pillsbury Law
The awards reception was a fundraiser with Feast Catering and an open bar. Proceeds supported our work to creating judicial accountability and better protecting children in the family court system, especially victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. We rely 100% on the generosity of individual donations.
Sat. Oct. 5th Conference:
Trauma-Informed Practices: Protecting Child Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse in Family Courts.
Sun. Oct. 6th Connecting:
Brunch & Mini Beach Retreat
We enjoyed connecting with fellow protective parents and child advocates from across the U.S. We dined at a beachside cafe, then enjoyed the beautiful Pacific Ocean!