Social justice advocates raise awareness of efforts to improve child safety in family court system

More than 100 children nationwide have died by the hands of a caregiver since 2008 during custody dispute cases, according to the Center for Judicial Excellence.

News 12 Staff

Nov 11, 2021, 10:45 PM

Updated 885 days ago

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Advocates for social justice are raising awareness of efforts to improve child safety within the family court system this November during Family Court Awareness Month.
More than 100 children nationwide have died by the hands of a caregiver since 2008 during custody dispute cases, according to the Center for Judicial Excellence.
In New York, Kyra's Law seeks to mandate domestic violence training for judges, after the toddler was allegedly murdered by her father during a court-approved visit.
Advocates for change say it's a social justice issue that needs reform.
An attorney within the Orange County Family Court System says judges rule to the best of their ability, based on the information they have.
The New York Court System says people with concerns about rulings can file an appeal and report complaints to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.


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