Marriage Loses Ground as Anti-Poverty Panacea

The Bush administration pushed marriage as a panacea for fighting poverty but a recent government study confirms the view of skeptics who say money problems must be solved first, since they destroy and destabilize relationships.

Family Courts Come Under Volunteers’ Watch

A family court activist in Michigan is training volunteers to observe family courts. The goal is to reform a system that many women who lose custody consider unjust. Latest story in our “Dangerous Trends, Innovative Responses” series.

Report: Abused Women See Danger in Family Court

Family courts traumatize battered women and hand custody to their abusers 37 percent of the time, finds a report released today by the Voices of Women Organizing Project. Latest story in our “Dangerous Trends, Innovative Responses” series.