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“By Now We Should Know!” (Impromptu Re-cap of Key Players addressing [how to handle] Domestic Violence especially as it impacts Family Courts) (Apr 28 ~> June 22, 2019).

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“By Now We Should Know!” (Impromptu Re-cap of Key Players addressing [how to handle] Domestic Violence especially as it impacts Family Courts) (Apr 28 ~> June 22, 2019).  (short-link ending “-9NU,” post drafted as insert to “More Perspectives” in late April, under 4,000 words, for starters…). (now exactly 6,000 words; latest revisions for clarity and extra links, 6/23/2019).


re: ‘TWO HELPFUL LINKS’ — Image from TopRightSidebar, ‘GO TO POSTS’ widget, shows TOC 2019 & 2018 + ‘Key Posts 2012-2017’ (LGH, @ Sept. 1, 2019)

TWO HELPFUL LINKS added Sept. 1, 2019 (for recent subject matter overview):

 Table of Contents 2019, Family Court Matters’ Posts + Pages: January 1 – August 31 (so far). (Shortlink ends “-ayV.”  About 6,300 words,posted August 5, updated Aug. 31) (You can also link to this TOC post any time from the top right sidebar, under”GO TO: All Posts, incl. Sticky, Tables of Contents..” widget, which holds several boxes for navigating to specific important places (posts or pages, incl. the home page), and, 

(Table of Contents 2018, Posts and Pages.. (publ. 24Mar2019, short-link ends ‘9y7’)


This post (that you’re reading now) prepares people for another post, already written, which asks a hard, “what-if” rhetorical question.  I hope readers on considering that (coming post’s) rhetorical question have the integrity to consider where they may have been radically mis-led about the real purposes of family court reform/fix/correct movements.  Even though it may be embarrassing, confronting, or disturbing.

(WAS FINALLY PUBLISHED LAST WEEK OF AUGUST, 2019).


IF I COULD FIGURE THIS OUT 2006-2010, especially (and subsequently)…

If I could figure this out with what I was going through 2006 through 2010 especially (and subsequently) under the related conditions post-DV, post-overnight-custody-switch and all kinds of family betrayal, amid professional livelihood destruction, repeated stalking over the years, and at this point it seems about every other year, another lawsuit of some sort — when I don’t have the ongoing income to predict a future at times more than a half year, or a quarter-year in advance — then I know other, more consistently employed and less family-court-plagued individuals, including professionals such as lawyers, psychologists, law professors, psychology professors, state court administrators, and politicians could have chosen, IF not in on it, to figure it out and, for mutual public benefit and “out of the goodness in their hearts” share it.

And share it not just among the mutual professional circles within court-connected and cause-related [abuse prevention, etc.] fields, but also with the people they are charged to help, while dealing with the issues named and as reflected in the respective organization’s business names (i.e., “Family” or “Battered Women” or “Violence Prevention” etc.)…

What’s more, outside the professionals, there are plenty of women (and men) who have been in my situation who could’ve figured out and reported (blogged! spoken consistently) about the same things I did as just a human being with (I admit) at most times — some times a lot harder to access than others — access to the internet and (eventually) a laptop so that access wasn’t limited to library hours and time limits (where I lived, generally maximum 1 to 2 hours at a stretch)… And common sense enough to pay attention! 

“BY NOW, WE SHOULD KNOW!”

In fact (looking for a certain reference to include just before publishing this post), about a year ago, I see I went through it again last spring (May, 2018), even though at that time I was being gradually pushed out of temporary housing, and within just two or three months of having to flee the state:

Post title: How Relevant is AFCC — and Who, UNLIKE many ‘Crisis in (or ‘Enhance/Reform’) the Courts’ groups and associated professionals who won’t, in public or on-line — Acknowledges Its Existence and Significance? (started May 7, 2018) (Case-sensitive shortlink ending “-91l”; that’s two numbers, as in the year “1991” and a lower-case “L”) (Posting “as-is” about 5,680 words on Mothers’ Day (USA) May 13.  Subject to later updates for clarity and/or towards bottom of the post).

(I was also active on Twitter today with more links, documentation and as ever, reminder of terms in use in current fatherhood policy, particularly as involves Temple University-housed, Center for Policy Research-organized “FRPN.org” (also previously posted herein).  http://bitl.ly/2KVQHOi) {{<~~may be multi-Tweet/ a thread; see the whole thread if so and I tend to have attachments (media) to Tweets to explain them}}

This post will illustrate both those who won’t (while talking on the same topics) and those who, obviously do acknowledge AFCC when presenting at its conferences or listed among its ongoing board of directors or other activist members (i.e., on individual C.V.s)

That post has has some typos I see but its contents are still relevant.  Some emphases added.

I even found a post written almost exactly EIGHT years ago, featuring the general operations and co-operations among key organizations.  It doesn’t drill-down tax returns so much, but it does show tendencies and business relationships among them (reference, background, cream-colored, inside green borders added one day post-publication here);


Post Title with shortlink and enclosed comments added June, 2019. Post written eight years earlier.(This post came up in a search and I needed to add a “Read-More” link anyway).

OVW + BWJP-FVPF + PRAXIS + NCADV(s) + AFCC = same old, same old (with new names on the grant systems) Here’s why: [Publ. July 6, 2011]

[WordPress-generated, case-sensitive short-link here ends in just two characters, probably because it’s so early in this blog:  “-K7”].  As first published, about 10,800 words, incl. any & all quotes, image captions, tables, etc. //LGH June 23, 2019]

On review of this post, I see that perhaps the final ⅓ is quoting (at length) three sources on Irish Slavery, including “Tangled Roots’ “Barbadosed: Africans and Irish in Barbados” (2008, I think) from GLC.Yale.Edu, a center originally inspired when businessmen/history buffs G&L heard lectures by a Yale history professor David Brion Davis, who I now see died this past April after a long, productive life:”Prizewinning Historian of Slavery Dies at 92” NYT April, 2019.

Professor Davis wrote or edited 16 books, but paramount were the three that examined the moral challenges and contradictions of slavery and their centrality in American and Atlantic history. ~~|~~The first, “The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture” (1966), won a Pulitzer Prize and was a National Book Award finalist. The second, “The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823” (1975), won the National Book Award as well as the Bancroft Prize, one of the most prestigious in the study of American history. ~~|~~The last book of the trilogy, “The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation,” was published in 2014 as Professor Davis approached 90. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award…~~|~~President Barack Obama presented Professor Davis with a National Humanities Medal in 2014 for “reshaping our understanding of history,” as the citation said. ~~|~~The fundamental problem of slavery, Professor Davis wrote, “lay not in its cruelty or exploitation, but in the underlying conception of man as a conveyable possession with no more autonomy of will and consciousness than a domestic animal.”                                                          [ “~~|~~” = para. break omitted]

I was (and still am) pretty irritated at the exclusionary practices of the above-named groups in deciding how to solve “family” problems involving abuse; see concluding paragraph.  And there are many parallels between abuse and slavery.


Most of the July, 2011, post deals with and quotes the entities its title names (starting with the OVW as part of the US DOJ, the associated “entity” here is the U.S. federal government (with DOJ under its Executive, not Legal or Judicial Branch, despite the word “Justice” in the Department name); all other “entities” referenced are either nonprofits, or projects of them)..

I don’t know how many “re-caps” and reminders it’s going to take to sink in….or what it’ll take, but I write (in part) because I know for some, it’s not reminder — it’s news.  On hearing this news, some decisions might need to be made (unless you’re OK continuing to “float” and becoming a “floater” when it comes to effective strategy, or even figuring out what’s going on…. “just go with the closest flow that sounds friendly…  or go against the closest hostile currents around, and hope that’s got some real impact, makes a splash, makes a difference (etc.)….).


(Impromptu re-cap, with attention to the key players addressing “DV” aspect hitting family courts.)

By now people should also be aware of to what extent and HOW the “sleeper organization” Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”), working often in tandem with the better-known “National Council of Juvenile and Family Courts (“NCJFCJ”)## all but runs the family court system as we know it today …  

(I’m referring to in the USA, while aware of a longstanding intention to align practices across country lines, not to mention through private association influence as has already been taking place, across state lines.)

This Impromptu Recap isn’t going to post tax returns or extensive documentation, which are spread throughout the blog and searchable on it (or search even post titles throughout the blog). For the most part here, although there are some links and images, I’m going to just say it.
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Women Judges still form Funky-filing Nonprofits to Run Fatherhood Programs | Men Judges still form Countywide DVCC’s + Obfuscate the Funding. Santa Clara County, CA (Six Years Later)

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Women Judges still form (funky-filing) Nonprofits to Run Fatherhood Programs | Men Judges still form Countywide DVCC’s + Obfuscate the Funding. Santa Clara County, CA (Six Years Later) (short-link ends “-9YW” and about 10,000 words long. Post written May 20-25, 2019, updated May 26).

“PREFACE”

I’m publishing this post “as-is” because one cannot squish too much documentation into one place.  There are more things I could say or links include, but this post “as is” says plenty.

I like to triple-check statements; there are one or two I haven’t yet, regarding research done six years ago.  In double- and triple-checking, more information and more understanding of the existing connections comes into focus for me as a blogger, which I then naturally want to reference or summarize.

Without a more direct, immediate, known (and prospectively more interactive) audience for this blog, I cannot put more days into it.

Most people I know do NOT go around reading business entity filings and tax returns — I do.  I do it ALL THE TIME.  Over time this has also developed a general, mental database of key organizations, awareness (generally) of how they tend to spin off over time, or sometimes I can catch a new one as it’s forming, or has just formed.

The issue, however, is with whom to talk about it.  Those involved, even if as volunteers or volunteer board members, in the networked organizations are generally already committed to their ongoing operations; those not involved and often not local (as the networks are coordinated nationally and at times internationally) in my experience (and with current connections) either not alert enough to even acknowledge the importance of  reading business entity filings and tax returns as indicators of the values of the organization’s leadership, or are overwhelmed possibly with their own court cases involving still-minor children.

Those who’ve aged out if not already aligned with the (usual) family court reform group loose (or tight) coalitions tend to want their own lives back, or just not to be bothered.  Those who haven’t directly experienced this firsthand (which is to say, those “on the sidelines”) generally seem to fall along the usual religious (religious or not), political (left or right persuasion) dividing lines and not about to cross them seriously, either.

Those involved, even if as volunteers or volunteer board members, in the networked organizations in many cases, (specifically, as mentioned on this post, as mentioned on most in the blog), will be also judges, or retired judges — and other court-connected professionals continuing to push programming put in effect in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, first decade of 2000s, and now in the second decade of the 2000s fast approaching its end. These programs will also be pushed, promoted and if possible perpetuated, regardless of which political party is in power, or who is U.S. President.  It’s an ECONOMIC matter.

I could post more tax returns or charitable, corporate registrations on this post as simple links (without the images).  I especially could post EVEN more on the connection between the “woman-judge-formed nonprofit” and “MACSA,” and recent findings on the (very much related) background and filing habits of the local (county) fatherhood collaborative, which I have seen and saved much of it as computer files or images, but it will not all fit in a single post.  The connections between MACSA, the nonprofit, and the county probation department (and with it, under “fatherhood collaboratives” also county-based) speak loudly as to the origins of that nonprofit.

(MACSA = Mexican American Community Services Association: Bay Area News Group March 6, 2014 article describes its woes, most of them involving improper handling of financials, IRS-revoked nonprofit status for non-filing (with the local DA’s office having seized its paperwork possibly related).  Notice the years..)

I have one or two statements I’d like to, and will try to, triple-check (specifically the fiscal agent connection between the DVIC and DVCC referenced below), but as a reminder, no matter how formal it may “feel,” a blog is an INformal medium, and I am a volunteer investigative blogger all these years.  Last year I left one state and relocated to another for a fresh start, which requires major energy still, and I’m recently, technically speaking, a senior, and have always been a mother, whether or not permitted to function as one over the years.

 

MACSA (The Mexican American Community Services Agency) existed 1966-2013 | CalEntity C0512046, Status ‘Dissolved’ per California Secretary of State’s Business Entity Search, re-checked in May 2019

The situations I’m speaking of in this post are typical, present multiple red flags, and should be noted, and watched.  It may take some time to become familiar with the setup, the terminology and where to look filings up, but that can be learned, and look-ups, up to a certain point, can be done.

I think the blog’s limits structurally on how it can deliver what I see needs to be delivered, is reaching its boundaries and think constantly about what other communication and message-delivery options exist that I could remain involved in — or find an ethically and intellectually (diligent fact-checker) responsible person or group of people to delegate them to.  //LGH May 25, 2019.


Originally, my purpose on this post was to preserve the text and story within a sidebar widget on this topic; administratively I needed it removed from the bottom right sidebar.  That text is below, in a narrower column, and beneath it a few footnotes from my substantial (extensive / long) updates on the top.

These topics are still relevant, and this is in part a re-statement of them (followed by the preserved text).


(Above image gallery:  I found a MACSA EIN# 941635200 from the IRS which also noted it was revoked in 2012. I see three tax returns from FY2007-2009 showing several million dollars’ worth of assets. It eventually registered as a charity in California; the “Details” page are full of demands for missing or incomplete information, and notices of ITS (Intent To Suspend). To view, you can repeat the search, or (for a snapshot as of several years past “Revoked” status, click “MACSA California Registry of Charitable Trusts | Details“~~>MACSA (TheMexicanAmericanCommunityServicesAgency) CalEntity 512046, EIN#941635200 CalifOAG Charity (Status ‘Revoked’ 2014ff) Details (RelatedDox Links Still Active) @ 2019May link added  5/26/2019. Note:  for pdfs (vs. plain images) on this blog, you must first click the link to see page with blog & post title and beneath it a small blank page icon, then click on the pdf icon to load the document.  Bonus Attached Info: When pdfs are printouts of California Registry of Charitable Trust “Details” (any entity), scroll down below ‘Schedule” to the bottom of the resulting document: any links under “Related Documents” for the filing entity should still be viewable by clocking on them.) (The California OAG RCT of course at any time may change how it loads or the user interface on this database in which case some of the above notations may not apply).

The latest charity renewal for MACSA (for FYE 2008) shows that about HALF its $10M revenues were from government sources.  It was status “Revoked” since 2014 (as a California Charity) and as a tax-exempt organization, 2012 — however as late as June 2017 (see colorful image above) it was being positively referenced in association with a Santa Clara County Fatherhood Collaborative — from a University of Texas-Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) in a “Policy Brief.”  That colorfully annotated image and link to it above comes up again soon, below.)



This post references Santa Clara County “Domestic Violence Intervention Collaborative” (<~~DVIC is a nonprofit | “DVCC” is a named “Coordinating Council” under the county’s “Office of Women’s Policy” (OWP created in 1998)) and through it, at that level one of just two ex-judges* I just featured in the last post, Classic AFCC Combos, Collaborations, and Commonalities (Ret’d California Judge/Consultant Leonard P. Edwards, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra H. Lehrmann) and What’s WITH Middletown, Connecticut? . *He’s ex-judge because he’s retired, she’s ex-judge now only because a state supreme court justice, is no longer called “judge.

That nonprofit DVIC wasn’t the main focus of this post but arose in connection with another nonprofit, referenced in the title which I am now reminded (through revisiting) originally framed its reason for existing as family violence prevention, too.

The relationship of the DVIC (nonprofit) to the DVCC (coordinating council) is a little complicated.  I think that the DVIC was the fiscal agent for the DVCC, although with one being county-office-associated and the other not, that doesn’t even make sense.

The concept of “coordinating councils” isn’t complex, but I wonder how well the significance is generally understood; they’ve been around in reference to different subject matters, and when it comes to “DV” seem to take on a specific flavor.

The post title alone doesn’t reflect also how Judge Edwards’ “consultancy” was at the highest state level, but the post does. Before retirement in Santa Clara County, and again, he was and probably still is active in at least three very controlling and significant membership associations — AFCC, NCJFCJ and (as to child welfare), NACC.

That retired Judge Leonard P. Edwards founded the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) is stated in this glowing commendation from California CASA Association mentioned among other accomplishments: he was also the first juvenile court judge to receive a special award from (yet another nonprofit, PRIVATE, association, the “NCSC”) in 2004, as the NCJFCJ’s publication reminded readers in 2005 when reprinting a 1992 article from Judge Edwards on “the Role of the Juvenile Court Judge.”

NCSC = National Center on State Courts is not the major focus here, but I’ve posted on it (June 30, 2017, split off from Oct., 2014, “Do You Know Your: NGA, NCSC, NCSL, NCSEA, NCJFCJ, NCCD, NACC, and NASMHPD, not to mention ICMA?) and often call attention to it.
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Governance the Final Frontier (NCSC © 2013), This [Harvard-Kennedy-School-of-Gov’t.-based] Executive Session Detail includes an SF BAY Area Nonprofit APIAHF, which had 2013 spinoff API-GBV (Symptoms: DV Solutions are Mainstreamed, Well-Heeled, and Often Reluctant (or at least slow) to “Come Out” as Separate Entities.)

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……… As I say within this post:

My protest, as a domestic violence survivor (1990s) myself in the same area, is that the opportunity for some of US to provide intelligent feedback against overwhelming built-in infrastructure funds from both private AND federal sources has become like spitting in the wind.

Perhaps that’s where this blog fits in, I am tacking against the wind in public/private partnerships and am certainly no cheerleader for all this (financially) coerced “collaboration” in a vaccuum of financial transparency among the nonprofit sector, …

 

This post is: 

Currently about 9,000 12,200 words [@Oct24].  Moved here Sept. 21, 2017 from page “How and When Collaborative Justice (Problem-Solving) Courts…” (etc.**)..  There is considerable overlap of content. Most images are “click image to enlarge” so I won’t say this for each one (some more touch-based viewing devices, like many cell phones, tablets or I-pads, won’t need to “click to enlarge”; desktop or laptop computers more dependent on keyboards probably will). Some images may be linked to a larger website, but typically most are linked just to the screenprint image.  Added “SF” to the title (“SF Bay Area”) Oct24.

Meanwhile, on Oct. 20, 2017, I also posted:

Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation I See Is By Design Guaranteed, (Like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. Meanwhile, a Wide Swath of Northern Cali fornia Is Smoke-Filled and Lit Up, But Not by Tobacco. (October Local News and Blog Updates) (case-sensitive short-link ending “-7Lp”). 

Click image (this time) to access full newsltr., 16pp

That post features a 2008 NCJFCJ “Synergy” newsletter literally narrating (not 100% accurately, but at least naming the component parts) and timing of some networked family violence institutes and resource centers (NRCs and SIRCs for “National” and “Special Issue”) which I’d already identified at the TAGGS.hhs.gov level, and flagged at the time (on this blog). … The same “Synergy” newsletter also referenced NCJFCJ’s 2007 “Wingspread” conference with AFCC and self-congratulated the NCJFCJ Family Violence Department for mending fences with AFCC (although it seems they started out on or near on the same page anyhow, with probably major membership overlap and viewpoints.).  This newsletter itself was public-funded by HHS, as its final page showed:  

To clarify, the NCJFCJ gets paid to do this newsletter, by the public (HHS Grant# shown)

It also claims the “National Resource Center on DV: Child Abuse and Custody” which the newsletter appears in part to represent, dated back only about five years to 2003). The key feature, however, is that NCJFCJ is the sponsoring entity; who they are as an organization. The public (HHS) funded this project (see nearby image).  NCJFCJ years earlier was deeply involved with the Greenbook Initiative also, opposite or with the then-“Family Violence Prevention Fund” (namechange to “Futures without Violence” occurred ca. 2010).    

Brief reminder of NCJFCJ conference and training activity, and with whom, and promoted by whom, funded in part by whom (if you’re working and registered with the IRS in the US, pull out a mirror)…(Section added post-publication, Oct. 23)  ADDED section about 1,000 words with images.

NCJFCJ 81st Annual Conference in Denver

Factoids:  NCJFCJ’s 79th annual conference in Monterey, CA was Summer 2016. In other words, they claim to pre-date World War II.   They do regular conferences and trainings:   Summer 2018 in Denver (see image), December 2017, now regularly training it seems with Futures without Violence (and the USDOJ), in Santa Fe, NM, Enhancing Judicial Skills in DV Cases.” This one is open only to certain kinds of people and limited to 50 participants, and designed to inculcate certain understandings and behaviors, I see:

… an essential foundation for new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges and judicial officers to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. Judicial participants will leave the workshop with greater knowledge and skills for handling cases involving domestic violence. …

A long list of points follows, incl. one that sounds in part like a CYA protection for intended judicial and judicial officer participation in local leadership councils (etc.) regarding DV):

  • Identify administrative and community barriers to accessing/achieving justice in DV cases
  • Devise methods of overcoming barriers to justice, become motivated to work to remove barriers, and use information regarding available community resources to assist in removing barriers.
  • Recognize and apply ethics rules that govern participation in extrajudicial activities, e.g., domestic violence councils, legislative proposals, local court rulemaking, and education programs of non-judge providers. …

“There is no charge for the educational portion** of the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs.”

**What other portions of an “enhancing judicial skills” workshop besides educational would there be?  Practice sessions, role-playing to solidify concepts? (Eating, socializing…etc.)

Here’s the 79th Annual (2016 in Monterey, CA, conference) advertised at “NationalHealthyMarriageAndFamilies.org,” itself an HHS-funded project (incl. website) with a focus on “HMRE” (Healthy Marriage Relationship Education) training with an “underpinning of family safety,” presided over by their “Family Violence Advisory Committee” of three men and two women.*

One of the men comes up around (as board member on) an organization (Nat’l Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence) on the post below referenced as a multi-cultural institute for violence prevention, which is not mentioned here, although his other fatherhood connections are (Fernando Mederos of Boston MA).

And two of the three men on the “Family Violence Advisory Committee are from MenStoppingViolence.org in Atlanta Georgia. One woman is from a Rutgers University (NJ) Center on Violence against Women and Children,  and the other, the only listed attorney in the mix, from Los Angeles, at an LGBT center. I saved it to pdf, in case of future broken link above, with some comments at the top, however some right-margin text is lost and content harder to read: Family Violence Prevention Advisory Panel | National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families (5 people viewed Oct 23, 2017~>this NRCHMF is HHS-funded, says footer info) its Goal? Apparently ~Integrating HMRE educ into the Safety Net~5pp

Men Stopping Violence Inc. (EIN#581618891, since1982ff, GA, running BIP, 90% gov’t supported (ProgrRevs and-or grants), year after year, is primarily government sponsored, whether through grants or through government fees and contracts under “program service revenues.”  Unfortunately, after 2008, IRS Form 990 doesn’t break down (have a printed line-item designation for) “government fees and contracts,” which pre-2008 shows that most of its Program Service Revenues were so classified. It’s maintained a moderate size. I annotated two tax returns, one from 2005 and one from 2008:

Detail from IRS Form 990 FY2005 of Men Stopping Violence reveals that most of its “program service revenues” come from (Line 93g), gov’t fees and contracts, regardless of whether most of its direct grants (contributions) for a given year did or did not. Over the years, Schedules of support show increasing revenue from “services provided” — but those services apparently were provided mostly under gov’t contracts and fees. Even so, it’s still managed to overspend and deplete standing assets.

I should do follow up, however, please note the connection of board member with “Georgia Commission on Family Violence” which was set in place by the legislature in 1992, and that (I just saw from its website) apparently the same “Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases“** workshop was brought to Georgia, co-sponsored by (its) Judicial Council/AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts) and the Family Violence Council, with NCJFCJ, and help from the “Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.” This is going on as I write, Sunday – Wednesday this week! (FYI, NCJFCJ’s home base is, mostly, Nevada).

Current look at GA Commission on Family Violence Pls. notice “Enhancing Judicial Skills” at bottom right. This is taking place (as I write)  Oct. 22 – 25th, 2017! Below (but not visible in image) a Sept. one was for DV advocates.

** Through a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is bringing its workshop entitled “Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop for the State of Georgia” to metro Atlanta in October of 2017.  Specifically, the training will take place from Sunday, October 22, 2017 (beginning at noon) and will continue through Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (ending at noon), at Mansour Center in Marietta.

The Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts and Georgia Commission on Family Violence will be sponsoring the training.  The class size is limited to 50 judges, one judge from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The registration website is set up so that one judge from each circuit may sign up.  After that, your circuit will show as “sold out,” but the names of any other judges from that circuit who wish to attend will be put on a waitlist.  If we do not have one judge from each circuit sign up, we can then register judges from that list.

There is no fee to attend.  Some meals will be provided by ICJE and the Judicial Council/AOC.

Click to enlarge, or here for the website (the MSV Bd of Directors shows powerful connections still.

Kirsten Rambo, Ph.D., I see, in Dec. 2016,  was reported as becoming the new Executive Director in a domestic violence shelter on the opposite coast (California), San Luis Obispo County, after a leadership pair (Exec. and Deputy Exec. Director) resigned suddenly, complaining about work conditions and a “climate of chaos and distrust.”  I felt this was odd enough to report, especially if she’s Exec Dir. of a California entity while on the board of a batterers-interventions-services provider on the opposite coast (i.e., Georgia) and with a background under HHS, that is the CDC (which has a major foundation supporting it, by the same name, in Georgia).  If she is still at the California shelter AND “men stopping violence” board member, this should be made known on the shelter website.  IS IT?

“Kirsten Rambo, who was recently hired as executive director of the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County. Courtesy of Kirsten Rambo” LOCAL Read more: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/ local/article118738393.html#storylink=cpy]
Dec. 3, 2016 by Kirsten Rambo, Ph.D., CDC Violence Prevention Center and MSV (Men Stopping Violence) Board of Directors, assigned to a California (not Georgia) shelter Exec. Directorship (San Luis Obispo County, CA) in Dec. 2016. Still there? I didn’t check, yet.

Women’s Shelter Program of SLO Hires New Exec Director Dec. 3, 2016, Lynn Holden, in the “NewsTribune” LOCAL:

The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County has hired a new executive director after its longtime former head suddenly resigned in June.

Kirsten Rambo, formerly of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention in Atlanta, will assume her new position on Dec. 12. [2016] Adrienne Harris was contracted to serve as interim director after Marianne Kennedy’s departure, according to Robin Mitchell Hee, president of the shelter’s board of directors. …

Kennedy and Deputy Director Jason Reed resigned during a third-party investigation into undisclosed employee concerns about work conditions. The nature of the concerns remains unclear, although Reed told The Tribune in June the organization’s board of directors had “created a climate of chaos and distrust within the organization.” Read more here:

(This Women’s Shelter Program was decent enough to post its EIN#, 95-3370729, in fine print on a web page, at least…)

SLO County (CA) Women’s Shelter Program detail posts its EIN#95-3370729 in small print (but the financials are not uploaded on the website).

I see from the “resigned” article (or main one) that the leadership duo had been there for 30 (Marianne Kennedy) and 11 (Jason Reed) years, respectively, and that from now on there won’t be a “Deputy Director” but the new Exec. Dir. (Rambo) “and other staff members” will take over those duties — mostly grantwriting.  (So, the shelter had had a man as primary grant-writer those 11 years, sounds like).

Mitchell Hee said the shelter isn’t planning to hire a new deputy director, a position primarily devoted to grant writing. Instead, Rambo and other staff members will assume those duties

As for any problems the shelter may have faced at the time of Kennedy’s resignation, Mitchell Hee said the organization has since moved on.  [Read more here: …/article118738393.html#storylink=cpy]

Last 3 tax returns shown on 990finder website (EIN# 953370729 search results):

Total results: 3Search Again.

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
Womens Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County CA 2015 990 37 $2,503,905.00 95-3370729
Womens Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County CA 2014 990 32 $2,408,852.00 95-3370729
Womens Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County CA 2013 990 31 $2,412,754.00 95-3370729

Among other things, the latest return here is only FY2014 (Marianne Kennedy still shown as Exec. Director, and Robin Mitchell Hee shown, but not as President). In other words, despite the negative/positive publicity in 2016 and 2017, it doesn’t seem to have generated an updated tax return with the IRS (990finder gets them from the IRS…).  Fiscal Year end is June 30.  So in October 2017, at least FY2015 (YE 6/30/2016) should’ve been uploaded — but seemingly it isn’t. FY2016’s would be (if timely) due soon, but what’s shown above does not represent the transition which took place almost a year ago, per the news articles.

EIN#95-3370729 under a different org. name, FY2003 (see footer & header on image). Simpler program service description back then..

EIN#95-3370729 under a different org. name, FY2003 (see header on image). Ms. Kennedy and two other women were paid officers, total pay for all three only $155.7K. This is ODD: The org. name GLINDA SErVICES, INC., bears NO resemblance to the website shown on the return, womensshelterSLO.org. Why? [2003 return from “990finder” HERE

EIN#95-3370729, WomensShelterSLO.org (bd of director excerpt, site viewed Oct. 2017). An Exec Director =/= a Board Member; the website may not be current; last available tax returns aren’t either, it seems.

As Deputy Executive Director, I guess Jason Reed wouldn’t have shown on the Part VIIA listings of “Bd of Directors, Officers, Directors, Key Employees, Highest Paid Employees” and he doesn’t.

I looked back at returns for several years (Here’s for FY2005), and saw it was formerly called “Glinda Services, Inc.” and has (at least now) an endowment controlled separately (from a related entity trust), with income fr om it varying radically (but never really that high) and in some prior years, the controlling board members were men.   And that their main program service (versus all kinds of revenues including grants/contributions) revenues seems to be counseling fees required of DV victims.

I also note that on their website, currently under volunteer “Board of Directors”, the Secretary (a woman) shown is also “Chief Deputy District Attorney” for the county, i.e., on city payroll.  Interesting…I realize this happens, but question how this would benefit conflict-of interest free operations.

Of interest:  http://www.slocity.org/home/showdocument?id=2530

As late as FY2008, tax returns retain the name Glinda Services, Inc. but have deleted the reference on header to any website.  Tax information it says, is offered on “Another’s website, “but whose is not shown.  However, by 2010, based on letterhead of a supporting letter to the City Planning Commission for permit to allow a “Homeless Services Campus” on surplus city property adjacent to Social Services.  This would combine two operations (daytime core services + night time shelter) by other organizations, and (says a letter of support from, by now it’s called “Women’s Shelter Program of SLO”) within walking distance of the Women’s Shelter.  I found this reference looking for board of directors “Willo Cather” to find out (after noticing board tended to be run by men) whether this is a man or a woman. They were planning for a 24-hour building with a central courtyard to be set up.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) has submitted an application for a Planning Commission Use Permit to allow a Homeless Services Center (HSC) to be developed on the vacant property adjacent to the Department of Social Services at 3451 and 3511 South Higuera Street. CAPSLO is the operator of the Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter and the Prado Day Center. The new HSC would combine the functions of these two facilities and would provide comprehensive services to the area’s homeless population. The HSC would be a regional facility and is a key implementation measure of the 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

These are FY 2008 returns (4 images).  By June 23, 2010 (above letter of support for Planning Commission permitted development of surplus city land for centralized / “regional” homeless services center with beds, courtyard, a kennel for pets, and more) the entity had changed its name to better match its website held for years previously.

Image 1 of 4, IRS, FY2008, EIN# 953370729, Pg.1 top, Glinda Services, Inc.

Image 2 of 4, IRS, FY2008, Pg1 BOTTOM, Glinda Services, Inc.

Image 3 of 4, IRS, FY2008 top Glinda Services, Inc., Form 1023 available on another’s website (but “website” marked N/A on this return….)

Image 4 of 4, IRS, FY2008 top Glinda Services, Inc., (now “Women’s Shelter Programs of SLO, Inc.” under the same EIN# 95-3370729;) Just pointing out, sometimes public interface for a “Woman’s Shelter” may be female, but the power structure (board) still male-dominated. As of 2008, seems to hold, here…8 yrs later, the Exec Director who signed this return (but is NOT listed on this page, Marianne Kennedy) made headlines by, with another man (also not listed on returns, as “deputy” exec. director, mostly a grantwriting position said the news article, Jason Reed)


Back to “National Healthy Marriage and Family” (“NHM&F”) website promoting an NCJFCJ 79th annual conference, remembering NCJFCJ’s prominent role in the “DV network” at least as to federal funding, and its relevance to FAMILY COURTs and proceedings under STATE (not Federal) control.

The funding disclaimer on the “NHM&F” (NOT “Men Stopping Violence”) website footer, in fine print, is a grant I’ve talked about before on this post (long ago) (See “Disclaimer” quote with dark-teal background):

Disclaimer: Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: [90FH0003]. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

An HHS-funded website advertising nonprofit (that also takes significant HHS funds) NCJFCJ’s annual 2016 conference in California.

Pushing Marriage and Relationship Education AND responsible fatherhood year after year (a PRWORA 1996 welfare reform “special feature”) requires at least token lip-service to the existence of domestic violence. So they have an advisory council of, it says, four people.


Incidentally, where I said I remembered that grant “90FH0003” above, I did.  Link to a saved “TAGGS.HHS.gov” search to show it was granted to “I C F, Inc” which is an improper spelling of the name — there are no spaces between), three years in a row for $1.5M/year to, probably, set up and maintain this website, a grant to a multi-national GLOBAL, FOR-PROFIT corporation (financials not readily traceable because it’s for-profit), to help other nonprofits continue taking TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funding away from families, and diverting it through “CFDA 93086,” as the image says, to run people through curricula, endlessly, sponsored by nonprofits also, often, taking more 93086 grants, and/or other ones (Compassion capital funding) etc. to get themselves set up to run the curricula, and make sure America remains properly patriarchal according to the protocol.

Click on image to repeat the search (results will change if data changes meanwhile at “TAGGS”  Recipient name is 3rd column from the right; notice this happened, it’s saying, 2015-2017…

Before 90FH0003, ICF got also 90FH0002 (also $1.5M/year for three out of four years, starting in 2011), purpose: ”

90FH0002 National Resource Center for Strategies to Promote Healthy MarriageNon Competing Continuation Application

but the only other entity getting a “90FH00##” grant raked in even more and was also a for-profit PR firm — in Oklahoma.  Public Strategies, Inc., deeply involved from the start with the “Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.”   (Saved Search) showing all three and that Public Strategies, Inc. got first $2M, then (4 yrs in a row, “noncompeting continuation) $3.25M ANNUALLY for “developing materials.”  This is an advanced search (I picked the columns displayed.  Above was a basic “Award”search, so picking columns wasn’t an option.

Click on image to see the saved search, which includes grants 90FH0001 and “0003” as well. This just shows the predecessor grant to “I C F Inc.”

Does it sound like, perhaps, running periodic domestic violence prevention trainings serves as a “heat shield” to facilitate and continue (silently when the headlines around DV roadkill surface, year after year) running VERY profitable — to those running them — private practice HMRE “professions“?

And the public pays for both sides of the argument — that’s genius policy design, if you ask me!  Not ethical, but definitely brilliant foresight of just how much the public doesn’t investigate things they aren’t prodded to from mainstream media, or political Left/right debates on a particular set of causes as defined by each political party, for the most part.  All kinds of protests and women’s rights organizations can continue going on, year after year, so long as this business agenda utilizing public institutions, goes on.

Anyhow, I have just shown you that so-called “I C F Inc.” as legitimized by the HHS appropriations (and during Bush AND Obama White Houses/Presidential Administrations, two four-year terms each) was fine with advertising the NCJFCJ annual conference. So we must get to know both financing and specific nonprofits, as a general rule, in the power plays of the nation…

The Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation. Guaranteed..(Like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. post is Recommended reading if you haven’t yet!  Look for section around the above-left (“Synergy” Page 1) image (shown larger on the post,  and unlike here, with more caption and commentary). FYI so is that newsletter, even though it’s nine years old now.

Continuing some commentary still on that Oct. 20 post……
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October 22, 2017 at 6:57 pm

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