Youth Advocacy Initiative
CJE Youth Speak provides support for youth survivors of family court crimes and advocates for family court reform to prioritize child safety and end reunification camps through advocacy and legislative action.
The Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE), founded in 2006, is committed to protecting child abuse survivors of domestic violence in our nation’s family courts and to fostering accountability throughout the judicial branch. For 15 years, CJE has been a voice for vulnerable children and a catalyst for child safety. Every day, it honors the lives of more than 800 American children who have been murdered by a divorcing or separating parent. Their deaths must never be in vain.
Through media and legislative advocacy, CJE has taken a quiet, hidden epidemic that has plagued divorcing families for decades and thrust it into statewide and national media attention through hundreds of news stories, while also passing numerous influential laws in the California Legislature that empower survivors of the family court system to speak their truth and advocate for changes at the state legislature level and beyond.
Family courts are seriously harming many thousands of protective parents and abused children, who bring legitimate claims and evidence of child abuse by their abusers, by routinely forcing the children into traumatic “reunification camps” with their abusers and/or stripping protective parents of their children and placing the children in the unsupervised custody of their identified abusers.
Young adult survivors of court-driven child abuse are the future of this social justice movement. As a children’s rights organization, CJE is committed to developing youth leaders to organize and mobilize other survivors to speak their truth and advocate for much needed system reforms.
Given our focus on child safety in family court, CJE is proud to launch a new youth-driven advocacy program, “CJE Youth Speak,” geared toward young adult abuse survivors of family court in the U.S. that will provide peer support groups, vetted counseling resources, advocacy training, trauma-informed mental health service referrals, and civic engagement opportunities.
CJE Youth Advocacy Training for Child Survivors of Family Court (Ages 18-30)
If you are a child survivor of the family court system who is now an adult, and you would like to share your story with legislators, other child survivors, and the public to bring attention to and to help reform the family courts, please sign up here for our Youth Advocacy initiative email updates.
Meet our Youth Initiative Founder, Ally Cable
Ally is a second year at New York University, studying Neural Science on a pre-med track. She hopes to use her personal experience with Family Bridges to advocate for other survivors of reunification camps and to bring reform to family courts through CJE Youth Speak.
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