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58,000

An estimated 58,000 children are court-ordered into the unsupervised care of an abusive father, each and every year

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When the abuser invokes the “alienation” defense (accuses mother of merely trying to alienate children from the father)...
In cases where mothers and children report the father’s sexual abuse of the child, the court has sided with the father 81% of the time
When the court openly states they believe that the father had abused the mother, it still sided with the abusive father 62% of the time