OCT. 4 – 6, 2019 ~ JOURNEY TO A SAFE HARBOR: PROTECTIVE PARENTS AT THE BEACH
Fri. Oct. 4th ~ 6pm to 9pm ~ Fundraiser
We honored a outstanding journalists, lawmakers and advocates who have gone the extra mile to expose and fix the family court crisis. We connected over beverages & hors d’oeuvres overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Sat. Oct. 5th ~ 8:30am to 5pm ~ Conference
Our all-day conference, Trauma-Informed Practices: Protecting Child Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse in Family Courts was a resounding success.
Sun. October 6th ~ 10am to 2pm ~ Brunch & Beach Retreat
This brunch and mini beach retreat hosted a national gathering of protective parents and child advocates at beautiful Santa Monica Beach.
Champions ~ $5000
Catalysts ~ $2500
Change Agents ~ $1000
Steve Westly, Former State Controller
Marivic Mabanag, CJE Board
Patti Cohn, CJE Board
Tina Swithin, One Mom’s Battle
Mindology Fitness Kids
Advocates ~ $500
Allies ~ $350
Seth Goldstein, Esq.
Dr. Tony O’Donnel PhD
2015 Year of Action
The Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE) launched our 2015 Year of Action to Stop Court Crimes in California. Through the ongoing support of our members and colleagues, including our allies at the California Protective Parents Association, CJE organized a series of opportunities for court reform activists to don our red t-shirts, make our presence known, and advocate for judicial transparency and accountability at Judicial Council meetings, the Legislature and other court-sponsored hearings and events across California. Our goal was to spread our red t-shirts and bumper stickers across the state, to educate the masses about court corruption, and to become a presence whenever possible, in and around the state’s “judicial circles,” to ensure that our reform message can no longer be ignored. Think “Code Pink” for the judicial reform movement!
We started back in September 2014 with our Broken Branch Stop Court Crimes Rally and Action on Sept 19th, where we had more than 60 people turn out from 16 different California counties to protest the devastating impacts of our broken court system on the lives of law-abiding Californians. Then we brought a historic crowd of 26 speakers and more than 40 people to the Oct. 27-28 Judicial Council meetings, where we spoke frankly about the broken judicial branch to the powers that be. We’ve mobilized an average of 30 – 40 people to Sacramento in January and February to address the Judicial Council of California during their public comment session, and we plan to attend every single Judicial Council meeting in 2015 to ensure that our voices are heard.
Watch CJE’s YouTube Channel for all of of the Video Testimony!
To see our powerful video testimony from all of these actions, be sure to visit CJE’s YouTube channel by clicking here.
Alameda Family Law Hearing
Family Court Crisis: A closer look at problems & solutions
Presented in partnership with Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele (retired) — June 2009
Traffic Court Forum
Traffic Court Forum: What you need to know from traffic stop to final outcome
Part of CJE’s Judicial Forum Series — October 2008
Family Law Forum
Marin Families at Risk: A closer look at problems & solutions
Part of CJE’s Judicial Forum Series — November, 2007
Juvenile Justice Forum
Juvenile Justice: The law & our youth
Part of CJE’s Judicial Forum Series — May 2007
Protecting Elders: Legal issues
Part of CJE’s Judicial Forum Series — January 2007
Marin Judicial Forum
A community dialogue
The first in CJE’s Judicial Forum Series — September 2006