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When “DomesticViolenceSpeak” becomes irrelevant, almost… Let’s talk, in Duluth, then Denver… (Publ. Aug. 5, 2011)

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FOREWORD (?) March, 2019: Other, more recent posts (Oct. 2017) tell more about similar topics; however the existence of this post in August 2011 shows how long (not very!) it took me, a formerly battered mother NOT coached into “problem-solving behavioral modification theory” regarding men who beat their wives in front of their children, to figure out the blind spots (and mutual vested interests) of the federally-funded, nonprofit-organization-run, centralized, “Coordinated Community Response” to domestic violence movement in the USA.

Mainstream media reporting on problems with the problem-solving programs (like “reunification camps,” recently in the news) and “children going into the custody of batterers” (featured in a 2011 article also well before this, and an ongoing theme) are still, basically, ignoring this infrastructure.

When “DomesticViolenceSpeak” becomes irrelevant, almost… Let’s talk, in Duluth, then Denver… (Publ. Aug. 5, 2011)  Shortlink ends “-OL” (capital letter “O”/ not zero,”0”).  Post length: about 15,500 words.  As of early 2019, my table of contents (there are several) do not go back to 2011.

Post title & shortlink, now my practices, added 2019 along with these comments (and a few images to go with them) on why I’m back on this post nearly eight years later.. (light-blue background, orange borders).

(This post came up in a search of my own for “enhanced judicial training for cases involving domestic violence” after realizing how impressed by it was our current Director of the Office on Violence Against Women (Katharine Sullivan), which office is under the Associate Deputy Attorney of the United States of America (i.e., Federal Government), also head of the Justice Department — of the Executive Branch of federal government.

…Ms. Sullivan joined OVW in January 2018. Ms. Sullivan is passionate about OVW’s coordinated community response and multidisciplinary team focus on combatting domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. …

…Ms. Sullivan presided over 45,000 criminal and civil cases in Eagle County, Colorado during her 11 years as a state trial court judge. {{no mention of whether this means, in family courts or not…although I believe they’d be under “civil”}}…Ms. Sullivan also implemented and presided over two problem solving courts.  In 2016 she was awarded 5th Judicial District Judge of the Year. 

…Ms. Sullivan also implemented and presided over two problem solving courts.  In 2016 she was awarded 5th Judicial District Judge of the Year.


Significance:  That enhanced judicial training is provided by “NCJFCJ” ((National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Justice) in association with “Futures without Violence” (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund,”) both occupying special positions in HHS-funded under “Family Violence Prevention and Services Act” (of 1984, itself an Amendment to the earlier “CAPTA” (Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act).  And both also no doubt receiving USDOJ grants under the later 1994 VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) under which office Ms. Sullivan (now Director, not just Acting Director) of the Justice Department’s OVW now holds.  See two images from July, 2018 (Denver, Colorado training)  “remarks as prepared

One difficulty (from the consumer’s point of view)** with this arrangement for handling domestic violence (i.e., centrally controlled through funding by the US Executive Branch, through statewide coalitions, but dedicated extra-special “resource centers”), especially with the NCJFCJ being one is that the NCJFCJ is composed of family and juvenile court judges, with significant overlap and alignment with the smaller “AFCC” (Association for Family and Conciliation Courts) with specific characteristics most likely to endanger abused women, non-abusive fathers, and children while extracting assets from households (sometimes along with children), ensuring such conflict that sooner or later, people will be driven to utilize (or, at times court-ordered) to partake of professional services of AFCC members, featuring the behavioral sciences.  (**from the providers point of view, it’s the opposite; which I believe is the real “conflict” being resolved)…


A blog upgrade since then has altered the appearances of earlier posts, making some of them harder to read (as do any expired image links). Still, this post names key players and features an essay or presentation from Jack Straton, then of NOMAS, on Supervised Visitation. While it’s content still make ssense, in later years (although it shows up here too,) I am much more focused on the organizations networking for certain policies and what they mutually decide NOT to talk about, when it comes to family law and domestic violence issues…//LGH March 2019)


2011 text begins next paragraph (below horizontal line).  On March 25, 2019, I removed some of the TAGGS ( US Dept of HHS Grants) tables, a good chunk of the vertical space on the post, to a new post (will be in draft for a while because formats were an issue). Link inserted below where tables removed, will be activate when those are published. That link and temporary title are: Duluth and Denver in DomesticViolenceSpeak (Giant TAGGS.HHS.Gov Tables from Aug 5, 2011 post. TAGGS format has changed since.) (This post — moved material, link ends “-9A5”).
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August 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm

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