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Noticing GWUToday (5/29/20) Promoting Joan Meier, NFVLC as new ‘COVID-19 Global Response to DV Quotable Expert’ Led Me (2 Years Later) to OPDV.NY.gov’s Task Force Members List (Announced 5/20/2020). [Begun Apr. 5, 2022, Publ. April 18].

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This post was prompted by an article put out nearly two years ago by George Washington University’s Communications Services, domain name “GWUToday.GW.edu,” that I only noticed nearly two years later.

I’ll show how I came across certain information and decided this might as well be an example to talk about how “task forces” are presented to the public.  I thought this would be a “short and sweet” simple, straightforward post, until I looked at not only the task force members, but also the Chair of the task force, and her boss, the former Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.  That information has already resulted in at least two off-ramped posts.

Dog In the Manger (Phrases.Co.UK) explains that Aesop may not even have existed, but so what, now ….Img added 15April2022

Here, I set the larger context and express my personal opposition** to the established habits of GWU, NFVLC, and its newly installed Endowed Professor, Ms. Meier, found this time (May, 29, 2020) expounding upon things beyond her level of expertise without citing references (or even being required to), while having historically done a half-&ssed (that is, at least HALF the relevant information has been sat on, not divulged), “dog-in-the-manger”*** job of reporting and driving “family court reform” policy somewhere in the realm of fantasy, pretense, and extreme poetic license demanded at all points.

**(Why lose an opportunity when handed such a prime example?)

***dog-in-the-manger may not have been originally Aesop’s Fable, but its basic meaning is: “a person who selfishly withholds from others something useless to himself.” (or, herself…)

Why do I apply it here? Look behind the public relations pieces, understand the background:

You can’t see the level of “poetic license” demanded of the public without looking behind a few curtains. The background exists in things read seeking it — not just responding to the theatrics and scripts we are delivered routinely.  People who don’t do much more than that type of response may have little grasp of what kinds of backgrounds can be looked up and looked at (for free, public-access, assuming an internet connection) by type.  In this blog, I feature accounting-based, not cause-based literacy for dealing with the cause-based campaigns, including paid-for media and recruitment of others to add to it, free-referrals.

To perceive background information, including what is not but should be divulged for a balance of power with government operations, requires taking a closer look at and having an entity-focused vocabulary to describe the workings of governments, universities (i.e., creating “centers”) and contrasting information there with information is presented for public consumption, that is, when [for example] the public may be wondering where its (the public’s) tax dollars=the governments’ (plural) tax-receipts went and why the Violence Against Women Act grantees have been historically collaborating with federally funded fatherhood promotion grantees, USA.

What’s “Family Court Reform” (or true “VAW” prevention)

(or “empirical” or even “scientifically sound” — a.k.a. logical –)

About the  “we STILL just don’t want to talk about it?” policy?

THIS POST IS:

Title and link will be repeated below in the post and at the bottom.

The points made here apply to other kinds of task forces.  I emphasize developing and maintaining awareness of how information about who’s setting policy (and why) is presented….and what that likely represents.

Task force lists, like donor lists, partner/sponsor lists and (too often) even lists of “Our Team” (Board members of an organization) don’t really show the  “relationships within relationships.”

This task force member lists doesn’t distinguish task force member affiliations by whether the affiliation is to a clearinghouse, resource center or ‘project’ (that are not entities — meaning, they cover for who is, in each case) or whether they do represent entities.  This could easily be handled (shown up front) by including (where it’s a business entity) the suffix representing that entity:  If an “Inc.,” “Inc.” or an LLC or LLP, “LLP,” and where it’s not, the name of the underlying entity running the program.

Often geographic information is missing and as is almost almost always information on how many and which (if not ALL) of said task force member’s listed affiliations  — whether entities or not entities — are in effect public-funded projects run as private corporations or associations.  For this New York State task force, isn’t it relevant to whether the state or the federal government sets policy which members, or their affiliations mentioned weren’t residents of New York State?  For example, here, Washington, D.C. is obviously not New York State.

This information is ALWAYS relevant, so why is it SO OFTEN withheld?

Who determined, and since when (in the internet age) that the public just doesn’t need to know, and shouldn’t be told or even encouraged to even think about such basic categories of existence?

It’s a problem, and tells the public “Don’t bother trying to put together what’s actually taking place within and in the name of the purposes of government, whether the United States federal, or individual states or how and where they interact.”


HOW I FOUND THIS INFO:

I saw the information about a new task force only from my habitual curiosity about who, what, when, and where within a university news is posted; that’s how I learned (although nearly two years later) that a COVID-19 Task Force for Domestic Violence Response had been formed in New York State, and that a George Washington University Law Professor who’d barely — it seems only mid-2019 — persuaded the university to back her in supporting and naming another “National Center” to stop or prevent family violence.

This non-entity center** is conveniently named and organized to support Joan Meier’s approach to the problematic  family court disgraces: scandalous minimization/denial of high-lethality risk, domestic violence, child abuse issues, leading to insanely criminal acts against women, children, AND men

That response, innately seeks to (further) enshrine and preserve the basic meat-grinder institution of the family courts (USA), insisting that with just some more trainings and tweaks it could be made “SAFE” for children.

That is what Kayden’s Law – VAWA (Reauthorization) campaign claimed for passing the federal, and now claims (present tense) as a reasonable cause for  getting the federal standard ensconced* in state laws, state by state.  (Now taken to another post, link only active when it’s published.  This is a reminder, brief, and not meant to be in-depth, but to back up what I just said, above..)

Talk about a mis-nomer, and avoidance label:

The ‘Keeping Children Safe From Family Violence,’ VAWA Tweak [is] Yet Another Federal Fable ℅  NFVLC (2019, fka DVLEAP 2003f), NSPC (website 2022), and Dear Friends [April 15, 2022]. (short-link ends “-eg9”)

Subtitle: NFVLC (started 2019, Anonymously Endowed 2020?) seeks to Affix (Ensconce, Enshrine) to State Laws, So it’s Said, “for the Kids.”  I review this and state my opposition.

Enough preview of the more immediate context….

GWUToday.GWU.edu (webpage footer; the top is news. See About/Mission” statement.

GWToday.GWU.edu is the university’s external/internal official communications channel: I understand it to be their public relations. Before starting this post I read and looked at all listed Staff bio blurbs to get a better sense who was running it. The website will have those links; I also saved it to pdf for future reference at:  About | GW Today | The George Washington University (Staff, incl Exec Dir, Sr. Man[a]ging Editors, & others (See Also bio blurbs)~~2022.Apr. 05 (Pdf, a second clink to load may be required. The link is my filename, not the website’s).

George Washington Today serves as the primary source of news and information for George Washington University students, faculty, staff and alumni. Through original journalism and communications from the GW administration, George Washington Today offers a range of stories and information about university operations, campus events, higher education trends and articles that showcase members of the GW community.


Again, this post is:

Subtitle:  In-bred (with the DV-orgs network) Task Forces Chaired by Governor’s Office Council Chairs

Sub-subtitle:  Lists in this format are designed to impress — not inform.  I’ll show in Table Format to illustrate WHY, and, whatever format the lists come in, how (we) should be mentally understanding them in columns with a few extra columns to check off “category.”

It’s also smack in the middle of the “relationships within relationships” section I wrote (quoting an earlier post), just another lesson in the same “Relationships — public/private etc. — within relationships” Level 101.  ENTRY level…

Here are a few more titles I tried which reflect my concerns and astonishment:

  • Window Frames on Websites Matter!
  • Does appointment to a Task Force named at Domestic Violence COVID-19 Response make one an instant COVID-19 Global Expert with no need to cite sources on any data?  
    • No, but it makes another reportable for GWUToday.GW.Edu and another mention for Joan Meier.  Anyhow, about that task force…
  • May 29, 2020, GWUToday.GW.edu (University Public Relations): Joan Meier, Specialty, Family Law Appeals on DV Response, On New NY State Task Force Talks Global COVID-19 DV Expert,
  • New York State’s COVID-19 DV Task Force (Announced 5/20/20), Chaired by Top Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Most Loyal ‘Enforcer’ Secretary to Governor Melissa DeRosa ~~>BEFORE She,Then He, finally Resigned (8/2021) Amid Sex Abuse and Other Significant Scandals. (Let’s Talk..)

This was going to be a “quick-and-easy” post until I, feeling responsible, looked up not only the task force members but also the chairperson, which led to a variety of headlines showing the context of a shakeup at the Governor’s level (where Chairperson of this task force was operating. I off-ramped that discussion to a new post** leaving my more innocent version and understanding of the task force here, to be published first…Some references to it remain here but I will discuss more fully on another post.

I also took a (quick!) look at New York State’s “OPDV” (Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence).  It puts out reports in short, or long format.  I included two reports as footnotes: (Dec. 2021) report from the Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Forensic Child Custody (only 16 pages) and “Report on Public Hearings for Accountability for Those Who Cause Harm” (Also Dec., 2021, much longer).

Both are interesting for current developments and (one of them) history of the “batterers’ intervention movement.”  The main content (though it takes a while to get to it) is formatting a task force list as tables with (ideally), links to those affiliations which have known websites.  Perhaps the footnotes will become their own separate (short) posts…
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NSPC — ‘Coalition’ Meaning What? Rebranding the Same Themes with, Generally, the Same Entities While Channeling (vs. Exposing) AFCC Lingo …? [Begun Feb. 6, 2022, Publ. Apr. 4].

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THIS POST IS:
[I’m moving post declarations further down the page since beginning to include “Display Content” on my “Most Recent (Ten) Posts” widget, April 27, 2022. Otherwise the only content it displays is another version of a very long title. I want the short-links near the top so will leave abbreviations of the full title in place. //LGH)


Short version:
NSPC — ‘Coalition’ Meaning What? Rebranding the Same Themes with, Generally, the Same Entities … … ? [Begun Feb. 6, 2022, Publ. April 4]. (case-sensitive short-link ends “-dxg”).

PRWeb.com Fri April 1, 2022 Promo by NSPC for NSPC and NFVLC re getting STATES to pass VAWA ALL 50 States to pass Kayden’s Law). NFVLC Quote (right sidebar press release) ref. Danielle Pollack.

Why I use “NSPC” but those behind it, don’t:

The theme being promoted through NSPC is “Safe Parents” in the family (private custody) courts. I don’t see that “NSPC” is the  acronym used by its promoters or members, but it matches the website’s stated label: “National Safe Parents Coalition” and is shorter, so that’s what I’m going to use. It’s also often paired with “NFVLCgwu,” the other part of this dynamic-duo of non-entities^^ with shared messaging on a professional (PRWeb) press release which I just blogged the other day (see nearby image), asking whose money? was behind this:

^^Non-entity** ‘NATIONAL Safe Parents Coalition’ + non-entity ‘NATIONAL Family Violence Law Center’ (actually, GWU.edu) = WHOSE money behind attempt to (inter)NATIONALIZE DV, CA and the FamilyCourts? [From Feb. 6, 2022, Moved Here April 1]. (-e5D, posted April 1, 2022).

By April 2, evening, having again shortened this post and published part of it separately, the day before, I was on the verge of publishing this one, took a quick dinner (snack) break, and during it looked at my cellphone, only to find:

GW Law’s Joan Meier Is Installed in Newly Endowed Professorship Supporting Family Violence Survivors  | A $2.75 million gift from an anonymous donor endowed the new GW Law National Family Violence Law Center Professorship…

April 01, 2022, By Greg Varner (Photos by David Scavone)

In recognition of her groundbreaking work to support victims of domestic violence, the George Washington University installed GW Law Professor Joan S. Meier as the inaugural holder of the National Family Violence Law Center Professorship…

… After the ceremonial remarks from others, Meier spoke briefly, thanking the dean as well as the donor. “This moment feels like the culmination of a journey,” she said.

Briefly discussing the evolution of her work, Meier said she started out representing clients and helping them win civil protection orders, but then moved into the child custody arena, where she faced pushback from judges.

“We saw courts resisting the idea that children were at risk where women were at risk,” Meier said, “and the idea that fathers’ access might need to be limited to keep children safe.”

Meier’s research and litigation experience convinced her that systematic appellate advocacy was needed, so she launched DV LEAP, the first organization that would systematically take appeals in such cases

THIS POST IS: (full title):
NSPC — ‘Coalition’ Meaning What? Rebranding the Same Themes with, Generally, the Same Entities While Channeling (vs. Exposing) AFCC Lingo and Ignoring USA’s ‘We Both Love and Hate Women’ Federal Funds? [Begun Feb. 6, 2022, Publ. Apr. 4]. (case-sensitive short-link ends “-dxg”).


The same day of the installation, I’d just asked “WHOSE money?” This appears to be yet another level of  the “None Of Your Business” answer, the first levels involving having a center at a university which is itself not quite transparent (as to its financing) and the other, the NSPC.


The “safe parents” label (within “National Safe Parents Coalition”) is weak and vague and the intended “in the family courts” application for it’s (and NFVLC’s) Kayden’s Law/VAWA campaign is ridiculous and off-target (IF safety for children is indeed the real goal), so I won’t be using that phrase any more than I have to in my ongoing posts this year about this campaign and about those behind both websites and that campaign. Until some better solution comes to mind, I’ll use NSPC instead.

Passage of #VAWA Kayden’s was planned to be applied to individual states as quickly as possible based on recent passage of the federal version, to which I object even more, as a survivor, a witness over time of these systems, an investigative blogger and a person not afraid to ask “why” and point out where proof and logic aren’t even on the table; just more pressure, persuasion are and now, even more money for more of the same.

Now you know what the acronym “NSPC” (Twitter, “#NSPC”) stands for when I use it. What it represents is a different matter; I talk about it below the post title here, and (eventually) get down to documenting the member logos shown on an early version of the National Safe Parents Coalition website. We are going to see the Archive.org (“Wayback Machine”) version showing the probable start date.


This post has been in draft so long, I’ve already published parts of its content in the process of discussing the two acronyms NSPC and the associated NFVLC. I’m counting nine posts since February 6, most related to this topic and developments then and since.  See my right sidebar, “Last Ten Posts” widget.  Not all mobile phones show the sidebar, so for convenience, here are the last nine. (The tenth covers the use of the word “National” (Feb. 1, 2022) and is related, but started before this one).  Dates posted follow the titles. Click on any title to go to that post.

This post focuses on NSPC, but as both websites and their related social media accounts (of these, I only use Twitter) continue promoting what each individually and each other, and others who share their perspectives and paradigms, have been accomplishing, I now understand that the NSPC (website and campaign) was intended from the start to be the more temporary  and to help promote NFVLC. The NFVLC needed the passage of “Kayden’s Law – VAWA” for its director’s credibility, a victory to point to, on agenda of further nationalizing, first, United States’ family courts and eventually, the world’s. I will deal more with NFVLC and that claim separately, however read nearby pre-launch announcement carefully: it includes a statement of purpose.

Without passage of Kayden’s Law – VAWA, the credibility behind NFVLC as stated in its pre-launch announcement ‘Joan Meier and GW Law Announce New National Family Violence Law Center~~2022.Mar.29 Tues, pdf; a more recent post shows more of this) is basically: (1) A 2019 NIJ-funded study focused on mis-use of parental alienation, published by GWU.edu itself, and (2) Prior work at DVLEAP.org (“Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appellate Project”) based at George Washington University Law School. Not much of a basis! Please read my May 19, 2019 Page (“-8um”) documenting DVLEAP’s:  leaky  logic; laughable claim of thought-leadership and negligent/irresponsible shortlist of “DV National Resources>” with several long-expired (as of 2018) links.  In a list of ten, three broken, one entity name had changed, the fellow-thought-leader at another had been (since 2012) working out of a different nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. (one that is now listed under NSPC).

See also nearby screenshot from it, where I’d noticed that both the UDSOJ/OVW and “The Leadership Council” had given their blessing to DVLEAP’s practices; I said “If this is leadership, then we need a new type which better understands why domestic violence law, unenforced OR even enforced, doesn’t counteract $150M a year and deliberate saturation of the system with PRWORA-plus marriage and fatherhood promotion”, and identifying myself as someone whose experience (exposure) to the DV and family court gauntlet pre-dates the formation of DVLEAP… 

Screenshot from my May 19, 2019 Page (not post) on DVLEAP.org, DVLEAP New Website Still Derails OPEN Discussion… (see text on image, or that page)..

I wrote the that page January 2018, thought I’d published it but needing to quote or link to it in May, 2019, discovered it was still in draft and so published it the next day.  At the bottom of the page I also showed proof (screenshots from blogger’s dashboard) it was written January, 2018.  under 6,000 words with many annotated or captioned images: DV LEAP’s New Website Still Derails OPEN (Uncensored) Discussion of The PROBLEM, Digging A Deeper Hole for Survivors of Abuse and Their Children (Started Jan. 27, 2018 | Publ. May 19, 2019). (shortlink to this PAGE ends “-8um”).  I stand by that title: this applies to the developments since.

Basically, I called DVLEAP out (as published) three years ago, but as I also must have been talking about (and for the same reasons), four or more years ago. Meanwhile NFVLC was started about the same time, sometime in 2019.  

While I am no “influencer,” my page identified many weaknesses (more than flaws) within DVLEAP’s self-presentation, its statement of “The Problem” and proposed “Solution” as well as for sending readers who happened by on some wild goose chases with its list of references.  At least one of the references is now (under a different entity name) at NSPC…. The same fallacies in logic (making leaps without connection), even more arrogance in claims, and (on closer look) constant self-promotions, characterize the NFVLC, under the same individual leader (Joan Meier), with decreased visibility in following the money behind it, which I just blogged April 1.

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Non-entity** ‘NATIONAL Safe Parents Coalition’ + non-entity ‘NATIONAL Family Violence Law Center’ (actually, GWU.edu) = WHOSE money behind attempt to (inter)NATIONALIZE DV, CA and the FamilyCourts? [From Feb. 6, 2022, post moved here April. 1].

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A few days ago I looked for and quickly found the Audited Financial Statements of George Washington University, which seemed to be timely, well-constructed, and quite readable.  Of course they didn’t have the level of detail needed to identify funding going to specific Centers, but I did learn more by looking for this information (seems to be privileged, in-house).  …  Know that, until more definite information surfaces (or can be dug up), donations to NFVLC ℅ Joan Meier go to the university which — again, I just looked — isn’t hurting for assets, or revenues.  You should read them!

THIS POST IS: Non-entity** ‘NATIONAL Safe Parents Coalition’ + non-entity ‘NATIONAL Family Violence Law Center’ (actually, GWU.edu) = WHOSE money behind attempt to (inter)NATIONALIZE DV, CA and the FamilyCourts? [From Feb. 6, 2022, post moved here April. 1]. (case-sensitive short-link ends “-e5D”).

**So far as I know.  One thing I do know — the website as constructed has no intention of revealing any business entity filed anywhere, or a legal domicile, or who, exactly, paid for that classy website that went up so suddenly February 4, 2022. With no legal domicile, that leaves in the USA, 50 states, the District of Columbia and (while less likely still possible) any territories or anything “USA” to be checked, individually, for a legal domiciles.  You want to do that? (Neither do I).  So for now, it’s a non-entity and that’s a big deal in this context.

My Feb. 6 post in draft is still being whittled down while NSPC, aided and abetted by NFVLC, as I speak — that is April 1, 2022 — has another press release again showing its true colors in both agenda, and modus operandi.

I brought another section from  my Feb. 6 post (now down to about 7,000 words) here, and addressed that press release while I’m at it. The section reminds readers of the misuse of the word “national” as it applies to the two website names and relentess promotion campaigns shown in the title.  It’s just a word — and not being attached to an existing entity, dba, fictitious name (in either case) it’s not even an “it” let alone “national.”

The pressure is go along with the crowd, go with the flow, the momentum is irresistible, goes approximately like this:

We’re organized, we are many, we are the good guys — and you know you’re NOT organized —  so give it up now!  We got Federal VAWA Authorization – Kayden’s Law passed now it’s (all but) your civic duty, “safe parents,” to c’mon and  — we’ll coach you how — to get your state to pass the federal model of Kayden’s Law because we say it’s the right thing to do — and look at all the press we’re getting!  Leave it to us experts; we have a track record of success… — and remember, “It’s time for solidarity!

Yeah, well, any day now I’ll be showing at least the visible identified members of NSPC (that’s fifteen logos so far) even though one has already blocked me on Twitter (custody-peace.org) and the Twitter version of NationalSafeParents.org (@Safe_Parents) also blocked me), less so the murdered-kids Moms (I’ve got SOME compassion!) than the others who know better but didn’t do better…

With still NO working definition of NSPC or any legal domicile where its existence might be determined,  an April 1, 2022 press release uses the phrase NSPC nine times in one page, and NFVLC once on the side bar, emphasizing that we must now ALL (across the United States) pass the federal VAWA Kayden’s Law (NSPC unleashed just Feb. 4, 2022, to add momentum to this push, and to lend an impression that it’s grass-roots — which it’s not…).

Part of this post reiterates what I said in two posts on this in one day, January 30, 2022, “National Nonprofit:  True or False? … Flat-Out Deception for USA-Legal domiciled Entities?] (short-link ends  “-dgS”) and “NATIONAL” Nonprofits? (Centers, Initiatives, etc.) in the USA? No Such Thing. US Treasury’s CAFR explains ‘ENTITY’… ] (“-dvu”).  

The other part shows the press release (and four or five images from it), discusses (out of curiosity) who owns which media brands involved in it, and while here (and because the press release includes a sidebar testimonial from NFVLC) I posted four screenshots (marked up) and the pdf to a pre-launch announcement about NFVLC I found on-line the other day, apparently intended for people in a certain reading list, not the general public.  I annotated it.

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Journals, Their Editors, Sponsors + Publishers | #FamilyCourtRvw: The Voice of AFCC w Help from Hofstra — Editorial Board and Access-Visitation Grants as I re-explained/posted May 21, 2018. [Repost with my March 21, 2022 Update**].

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Some of my posts take weeks to decide what (how much), to post. This shows in the results. These look and sound over-worked because they are. They have the details and cover much ground but just don’t flow right, which adds to the aggravation of their having taken so long for me to write. They also tend to have more incomplete sentences, missing transition words.

My ROI in time and mental energy on that type of post is less because any such post will need major re-allocation, or at the least, editing of content (re-ordering paragraphs, etc.) after publishing.

This one didn’t.  It comes straight from the heart, almost “as-is.” It was easy to write.

[Mildly edited March 23, 2022, to reflect that I did complete what (as originally posted) I’d promised to — remove the update commentary (rant) from the 2018 post this one links to, now that that commentary (rant) is here.  While at it, I’m reviewing my grammar and removing unnecessary words within sentences or unnecessary sentences. Maybe not ALL of them, but enough to make a difference.]

My original inspiration was just to re-post links to an earlier concise but I believe well-stated post  — it had just 5,000 words (with a few exhibits and at the bottom a color-coded table of the Family Court Review’s Editorial board of the time).  Running across this older post, I quickly added an about 2,500 word update-rant-protest-FYI and “I Told You So!”

I then tweeted the 2018 one in that format but promised to move my update commentary to a new post.  This post keeps my promise. Later, I also tweeted excerpts showing all of that post:

New posts need titles. Rather than just copy the other one, I’ve led with the reminder that academic journals have influence, and talked about that here, too.

The emphasis here isn’t on the links and supporting documentation, just on my speaking my mind in light of current developments (see my subtitle for which ones). I wanted it out in just one day with minimal cleanup needed after and met that goal.

Journals, Their Editors, Sponsors + Publishers | #FamilyCourtRvw: The Voice of AFCC w Help from Hofstra — Editorial Board and Access-Visitation Grants as I re-explained/posted May 21, 2018. [Repost with my March 21, 2022 Update**]. (short-link ends “-dXu”)

If I could have five-line titles (or post “subtitles” as some magazines do), this one would be: Why #FamilyCourtReformists (#NFVLCgwu #NSPC et al.) pushing #VAWA Reauthorization with #KaydensLaw Don’t/Won’t and Can’t Afford to expose AFCC]

Because that is indeed what is on my mind at the moment...

So now I have nearly 6,000 words here, including the tags you see next, from the 2018 post.

AFCC’s Family Court Review Editorial Board and Their Respective Affiliations. [Publ. May 21, 2018, with March 21, 2002, update for re-posting]. (generated case-sensitive shortlink ends “-92R”)

It may be helpful here to post the tags from my May, 2018 post, not this one, as active links:

If you’re going to click, I suggest pick the more unusual tags because, for example “AFCC” might just call up almost every post.  Know that I also don’t tag consistently, that when I do, it’s usually more emphatic for that post and that the “Search” function will usually show more results — but with “Search” be sure to use specific, as unique as possible, and short search terms.  This blog is not on the Dewey Decimal System, or like professional journals, with professional indexes or indexers and subscribers that may include both libraries and universities and other nonprofits which can afford to subscribe — its tags, where they exist, are what I can do with what I’ve got, and I do not write according to SEO guidelines: “not in my wheelhouse.”{

~ ~ ~Here they are.

 Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , , ,   (Every single one of these tags may not be handled on this post, but if not, it’s included to call up related posts I decided should be mentioned).  FOIA is.  RELATE is, and many others, however.  Also, because the post lists the AFCC Editorial Board — and many had affiliations with some of the institutions mentioned in these tags, those tags reference those institutions.  (“SOL” above stands for “School of Law.”) //LGH 3/21/2022.

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ABOUT JOURNALS, GENERALLY: Besides straight law-school journals, any society (non-profit) generally around some professional expertise, it seems, if they can afford it and clear publisher guidelines, can have such publishers produce (make available on-line, with often many indexes they’d also be listed in) their own, and editor-in-chief / editorial board controlled Issues, Volumes of Issues, and articles (Table of Contents) within each issue — benefitting of course the various editorial boards (which can get long and large) whose members may then add every single time (should they choose) an article gets published onto their resumes or “c.v.’s”.  (Why I know — I’ve read so many resumes!)

Typically journals aren’t just by ordinary people, but white-collar individuals with (often advanced) degrees already in some position of authority — but not always — at a university or within the courts, or (while not the majority, supplemented by) running their own private nonprofits, and/or contracting or consulting for the courts — which is to say — government operations.

Besides straight law schools and the “pay-to-play” specific journals, there are some which blend fields of expertise, i.e., they are “multi-disciplinary.”

AFCC’s FamilyCourtReview is unique with its focus and base within New York State, but there are also others published by the American Psychological Association, and some elsewhere as their own nonprofits which I’ll run across from time to time — seeking diligently and consistently to blend social science and the law (not that AFCC doesn’t also do this), psychology and the law,  Social Science and Public Welfare, and “Socio-legal Scholarship” and a variety of similar names.

I call ’em (repeatedly) as I see ’em on this blog, which makes for some complex posts, but I do  it because I do not approve of the “caste” system in place facilitated and expanded through such journals, particularly where a field’s roots are in some fields historically abusive to women, poorly represented from the start by women, and some of them, with roots in eugenics (which, FYI, sociology leadership has…), and in the context where women being historically excluded from voting, and even later, enrolling in the “East Coast Ivies” USA until the late 1960s-1970s, for God’s sake…  one outlet women (sometimes without any child-rearing or marital experience of their own) were allowed into was professionalizing home economics, child-rearing, child care, and in short places where they could put mothers in their places as non-experts and not knowledgeable on how to raise their own children. These fields within universities were historically in centers run by men anyhow.  I believe the 2018 post has some links to these —

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‘High-Conflict’ Court-Ordered Parenting Classes and Certified High-Conflict Divorce Coaching USA is Now on Steroids. Yet USA FamilyCourtReform Collaborators Using This Jargon still expect to be taken seriously (and are, for example, by at least one UK/Europe-focused journal.) [Begun Feb. 16, 2022, Published March 1.]

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‘High-Conflict’ Court-Ordered Parenting Classes and Certified High-Conflict Divorce Coaching USA is Now on Steroids. Yet USA FamilyCourtReform* Collaborators Using This Jargon still expect to be taken seriously (and are, for example, by at least one UK/Europe-focused journal). [Begun Feb. 16, 2022, , Published March 1.](short-link ends “-dEA” and remember that’s case-sensitive after the “wp.me/” of all shortlinks for this blog (if posts, “p,” if Pages (rarer), “P”).  http://wp.me/ps-BXH-“). 
(After many arduous revisions; some text was removed, other added//LGH 3-28-2022).

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The “Late-March Revisions” summary (formerly at the top here) is now on a new post.  Link coming within a few hours here…

(last paragraph of that summary, or “Intro to Revisions,” still here):(1) Four Reasons Why I Wrote “High-Conflict on Steroids,” my March 1 post, Now and (2) Intro to my March 26 Revisions of the Same [Publ. Mar. 28, 2022]. (short-link here ends “-e1z”)(REVISIONS SUMMARY FOR THIS (March 1) POST ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ABOVE POST.  I THINK ITS EXPLANATIONS MAY HELP PEOPLE BETTER SEE THE NETWORKS, AS WELL… DV NETWORKS + PROTECTIVE PARENTS NETWORKS…

NOT A REVISION, BUT, I also (pretty far down) went through the logos on NSPC website (at the time) and briefly summarized those that represented murdered children, at least to make a statement (from the links provided) what happened to whom, where, and when.  BUT this exploitation of tragedy needs to stop.  [Appeal for use of my DONATE button removed..]..
Thanks for your patience!  (now it’s about 15,800 words…) //LGH

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I’m not exactly reporting good news here..  For a preview of some of the personalities, you might want to look at my August, 2019 response to a different situation involving the same hot topic:  “parental alienation” usage, globally, and what people arguing its pro/con have in common with each other…That topic, “parental alienation” pro/con distracts from far more important issues; succumbing to the constant drone of this and similar (court-connected) generated jargon lulls into ignorance of, failure to investigate and report on what’s been happening under our noses: systems labeled beneficial for the public (and families, and children) facilitate fraud and theft of assets, and the public funds this.Through weariness, ignorance, fatigue (or is it, just don’t care?) we’re letting people who ought not to be representing us in other countries, to do exactly that and (collectively, in conferences and journals (etc.) with each other, determine what laws we will be subject to, and that we must accept at face value their assessment of problems WE face daily.


My posts so far this year focus on putting the word “national” as descriptive when applied to anything with or, more typically any part of an entity — United States legal domicile in its place and (not that I’ve EVER let up on that theme) maintaining a basic “entity awareness” and keeping talk about that in the forefront as it’s relevant to where our public funds are going, public funds too often (my studies show) gone “missing in action.”  Over-application of the word “National” to a business entity’s legal name — or to a program or initiative of something run by a business (or government) entity is commonplace:

Two recent additions, with no less national (and some international) aspirations more specific to  my recent posts and blog focus are, this time neither one of them (yet/so far as either website shows) separately filed business entities, a quality (non-entity) which makes it harder for outsiders to fact-check or follow financing, and easier for those running the named non-entities (but with enough of a name to have a web presence and some social media accounts) to, should they choose (and it seems they have) exaggerate how grassroots, how many “members” and in short, why they should be followed (or even respected) more than anyone else…

National Family Violence Law Center (at George Washington University, sometime after September 2019, with perhaps a 2020 add-on, however its “Dear Friends” launch announcement (just found now as I didn’t have the website url memorized and searched for it) is undated (no month, day or year)

(Saved as a pdf insert in case the announcement (at myemailcontact.com, not at the university) disappears: ‘Joan Meier and GW Law Announce New National Family Violence Law Center (MyEmail.ConstantContact.com, 100% undated but must be 2020ff)’~~2022.Mar.29 Tues

and the National Safe Parents Coalition, website apparently up just February 2022, which has a Twitter account and has already blocked me…  Both discussed in more detail below on this post.


We should not be allowing private nonprofits with mutual self-interests not necessarily the public interest to run the courts, the judiciary, and certainly not our legislatures (USA: U.S. Congress or states).  State constitutions should not be basically defanged and made puppets to the federal and enslaved (through dependency on federal grants and contracts) to its policy making.

That is, however, what we have.  The list of of entities or “resource centers” named “national” and funded public (and/or private) is long.  The two I mentioned above are neither the largest, but they are in the same tradition of attempts by the few to mastermind (the rest of us) according to the vision of the few.  This does not speak well for representative government and with it, human rights (let alone civil or legal rights)… no matter how much people talking ONLY “human rights” in the global context say it does.  [paragraphs added during update].

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