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Child Justice, Inc. , First Star, Inc., and the Tennessee Valley Authority — All in the Family? (Eileen King, Sherry Quirk) (Child Advocacy + Energy Law). [Begun Feb. 9, Moved Here Mar. 30, Publ. Apr. 29, 2022].

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In this post, “NSPC” represents the website National Safe Parents Coalition which became active shortly before February 9, 2022 — it seems to be February 4 — obviously timed as something to refer to and publicize an VAWA reauthorization testimony featuring Angela Jolie and others, and (yet another) law named after a needlessly murdered child. This time, this law was  named after Kayden (but the website references others, which I have posted recently also). (VAWA Reauthorization 2022).

No post on the NSPC with the goal of sharing drill-downs on its claimed membership, that is those on display as logos with links would be a short post. I’ve been whittling it down by sections, while continuing to research, post, write, and where I can stay engaged in social media on these themes. My last few posts have diverged a little, but not too far, as they tie into one of the partner websites of NSPC.

It’s been taking weeks, sometimes over a month, to get these out, and is quite stressful to see what I know to be “fake advocacy” and diversion from following the economics by the loudest (most public) actors involved in the campaigns.  Two centers at two different law schools are supporting the agenda, with the entourage of protective parents organizations (one, so delinquent and status-suspended for now legitimate reason, it’s embarrassing), and a nearly two-decade-long conference which still isn’t incorporated, vaguely refers to a nonprofit it’s part of, but doesn’t identify it (referring to the Battered Mothers’ Custody Conference), along with an entire administrative networks along two or three lines only:  resource centers (DVRN) and state coalitions against domestic violence all claiming concern about it and responses to it.

Today is April 29, 2022.  I am about to be “off” blogging for a while (household move upcoming, major logistics involved), and in looking for which of these drafts to put out next, I chose this one begun February 9th!  That soon after the activation of the NSPC website tells you its high priority — but it was not an easy explanation, and so has waited.

Child Justice, Inc., First Star, Inc., and the Tennessee Valley Authority — All in the Family? (Eileen King, Sherry Quirk, Child Advocacy + Energy Law). [Written Feb. 9, Moved Here, Mar. 30, , Published Apr. 29, 2022]. (short-link ends “-e4O” –> final character is capital “O” as in Ohio). As published (before any revisions), about 5,200 words only.

The information may not be commonly known; I only found it (several years ago) from excessive curiosity on how things work, and what was driving the strange, ritualistic behavior of certain people and organizations.

There were a few other honorable mention (drafts in the pipeline) and I’d also considered (and still recommend you use archives to review), six years old now, what I laid out in a series of posts during March, 2016.  I went back and cleaned up the appearances of those posts.  In doing so, I found about twelve more I’d written during the same time frame.

I want this information out, and understood — the situation we are dealing with (“We” because VAWA was reauthorized with the alterations to “incentivize” states to do better at keeping kids safe IN the custody courts, and if you’re in the USA, that includes you..  If you’re not and think this is a legitimate or responsible action by us, you’re deluded.).

These movements have affected a major part of my own prime working years, and of course relationships with adult children, by effectively turning as many people as possible in power aside from a rational cause of what’s driving poor judicial decision-making into one which better suits those who wish to profit from exactly that.  Read my definitions of “hierarchical” below, which was the first term which came to mind in describing the situation, overall.

~~>This post is about a specific portion, one of the “members” of NSPC.  It’s a short post, not hard to read, but you need to think about it for the impact to sink in.

~~>Because of my housing situation, I’m not going to polish it, add transitions, or babysit readers to show them what A + B + C + D add up to. I may (maybe) come back and do that in a few weeks.  Questions are welcome, here (there is a comment option for every post), or if on Twitter, include short-link and date published, at least part of the title if you want an answer from me, or where more answers may be found.

If you consider what I just did in a quick run-down on NOW Entities (4/28/2022) or, did in part (“Table Talk on Task Forces,” 4/26/2022), that’s the kind of work that could/should be done with the tax-exempt entities mentioned here (First Star apparently has more than one now).  Get to the Tax Returns.

But this one, beyond that, ask (yourself) some hard questions:  WHY are these people pushing this agenda?  How is it that on both the east and west coast** of USA, leadership with very close ties to and background in the energy / utilities provision industries are so into helping vulnerable children / foster children/ cleaning up the family courts through more training, featuring all the murdered and abused children / talking constantly about ritual child abuse (CPPA et al.), and soliciting — all these years — case information from traumatized mothers, and using that to get laws passed to (allegedly) fix the situation?

**For the energy part, Child Advocacy Institute, see also background of Robert Fellmeth, who has or at least had connections to First Star also.  Below, I’d blogged earlier in some detail; links and partial quotes are below.

I’d be interested to see what conclusions others come to after asking some hard questions:  Again, WHY doesn’t NSPC choose to file for business entity / membership organization status up front?  Why put out numbers it can’t back up as to how many members, and much more.

(WHY is it so necessary to have people in power already (see “TVA”) steer the futures of those who are not?)

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Child Justice, Inc., First Star, Inc., and the Tennessee Valley Authority — All in the Family? (Eileen King, Sherry Quirk, Child Advocacy + Energy Law). [Written Feb. 9, Here, Mar. 30, 2022]. (short-link ends “-e4O” –> final character is capital “O” as in Ohio).

A post on the NSPC became necessary the moment it surfaced. There are still some “survivor mothers” (fka battered mothers) out here who don’t believe in and don’t join cults like this one, and while we’ve lost a lot, haven’t yet lost our minds… or powers of observation as campaigns develop.  I happen to specialize in rapid-fire drill-downs of the new, and an elephant’s memory (and I take notes) of existing tax-exempt entities known to have impacted, or attempted to impact, negatively and needlessly, my and my own offspring’s safety and prosperity, tax-exempts specializing in demographic and profiling terms we happen to match. (single mother, noncustodial mother, domestic violence survivor, “protective parents” in the family court (that last — “give it a break!!”), etc.

The (reference deleted: think bovine excrement) never stops, it just gets repackaged and piled higher, spread wider, too.

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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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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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Is the USA Bipolar, Schizo, ADHD, Or Just Playing Us? |How Federal Gov’t both LOVEs and HATES Women [2,000 words evicted Mar.30, 2022 from Draft Post Feb. 6]

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Is the USA Bipolar, Schizo, ADHD, Or Just Playing Us? | How Federal Gov’t both LOVEs and HATES Women [2,000 words evicted Mar.30, 2022]** short-link ends “”-e4t”

** began as a major section on my Feb. 6, 2022 and STILL in draft (March 30, 2022) post called:

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? [Post begun Feb. 6, 2022]. (case-sensitive short-link ends “-dxg”)

(Evicted from that post not for its content but for weight limits on any one post.  The part highlit yellow is now this post.


From time to time, I sense the need to mention a few self-contradicting, ongoing legislative realities.

Funding realities go with the legislative and at times are perhaps the drivers (have you visited the US DOJ or the US HHS recently? can YOU track that funding?) but here I’m referencing specific Acts of Congress.

Sections in this post:

  • USA allegedly LOVES and CARES ABOUT women because..
  • USA (more covertly) HATES women because …
  • Meanwhile, in Family Courts… the bottom line…

I’ve bifurcated the “LOVE” and “HATE” evidences (federal funding programs) which, taken together, weigh the balance, I say, in “hate” through absence of honesty and forthrightness within the former about the latter. (Passive/aggressve, much?)  I think the net effect is, Hates more than Loves women — but then again, I am one. Maybe I’m biased in favor of my lack of a Y chromosome… and because having children and being a mother — even with an abuser — was still a fantastic experience I wouldn’t trade in for anything.

The message here: any policy can be heralded as great  so long as it’s known by “stakeholders” (i.e., those who get the laws passed) that the back doors, the exit strategies to actually making any policy matter are retained.

Family courts, a still-recent phenomenon in the USA, happen to be one of the major back doors, the “safety valve” from actually stopping domestic violence, violence and criminal behavior against women because they are women.  Through their existence many people (correctly) perceive, they can and will continue to get away with it, from chronic and debilitating (but legally still low-level up through felony levels leading predictably, or sometimes not so predictably, to murder. The same goes with child abuse.  It’s simply a matter of changing venues (referrals, diversions) and in the new venues, old behaviors get “new words” to describe them.  Felonies are no longer felonies — but new categorizes of felonies can be created to replace.  The basic “transfer” process.

Meanwhile, privatization of government services continues, all conflict is GOOD conflict if you’re in the business of resolving family (or any other kind) of conflict for pay, or in the coaching industry (pay to play trainings, certified facilitators, and divorce coaching of desperate? parents by formerly desperate — until they signed on for the divorce-coaching field and quit fighting it — parents)  and oh so many people are really into that business. Pay for and sit through the trainings, get screened MAYBE by provider, set up the most basic website under some creative name, and link to the trainer’s website for more trainings.  In case you think that’s a reference to “One Mom’s Battle” business model (not that it’s anywhere close to the first of this type), it was.

It’s late in the day, I want a post out (and the other post shorter; it has a heavier payload). For what it’s worth, this post is just basic statement —  something to think about.

Below the next horizontal line is “as-written” (for me, spontaneously) nearly two months ago, except that I quickly added several tags. If clicked they’d lead to more in-depth summaries on the blog of either VAWA, CAPTA, FVPSA or The Greenbook Initiative (its timeline matters), etc.  The tags here don’t mean I’ve handled all those issues in this short post, but those are related issues…//LGH 30 March 2022.


“…USA’s “We Both Love and Hate Women’ Federal Funds” refers to two contradictory policies, both federally funded, starting in different decades.  

Neither side of the equation (love women, but men and fathers are worth more when you get right down to it) cares enough about the public to ensure that people accessing services on the “women” side are properly informed about the funding on the men’s side to defeat or bypass the impact of the funds indicating the country cares about the welfare of even half its own population.

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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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ANY post may be further edited (as in, condensed, or expanded, or both) after publishing.  Blogger’s privilege!

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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