Child and Family Law Reform Movement

Child and Family Law Reform Movement

The Child and Family Law Reform Movement (C.F.L.R.M) is a worldwide movement being created and undertaken by many social and governmental agencies, citizen groups, and individuals to stop conspicuously flouted, faulty and flagrant endeavors from continuing to be conducted by major social agencies that specialize in child and family law services.The efforts of the movement vary widely ranging from liberal measures, conservative measures, and radical measures. The more radical measures are 'anti-child and family law' altogether whereas their beliefs vary widely in that they choose to see families remain together and believe there are preventable measures to prevent any legal child and family law action.

In the liberal realm of reform, activists are creating and submitting child welfare law-change proposals for amendment to current child law acts and systems in government. This includes conducting research into the existing child and family welfare systems, the petitioning of existing child and family agencies for change to programs and codes of service, as well as submitting overviews of the inneffectual child and family law policies for legislative amendment.

Various mottos, emblems, and symbolism exist in regard to the mission statements of the activists to this movement such as slogans like "A century that has begun with children and parents having virtually few rights is quickly becoming one that is not only addressing the need for those rights to be fully established and honored, but also one of defending their basic and inherent human rights as well" -Anonymous.

History of Child and Family Law

The child and family law act exists in child welfare systems where both parents and children are involved in child custody hearings. The child and family services act, also known as "The Act" was created in 1990 and came into effect in 1991.This act outlines the current standardized law measures that affect children and their families.

Controversy

The child and family law reform movement is a movement being created by many groups and organizations worldwide. It involves many non-related or connected bodies, faculties and institutions that work either Pro Bono or for a particular agency on salary or honorarium.

Each group or body of reformists has their own social and political standing in their respective community, their own message, awareness, their own propaganda, and their own purpose for their organization. Apart from the United Nations defining the Rights of the Child many formal and informal activist groups seek to reform the child and family law act to provide or obtain more rights for parents and children while involved in a Family Court case. Currently activists indicate that families have no legal or social rights as citizens to express the injustices they may and do experience while involved in Child Protection cases. This has been identified as being many including zero rights to publicly diplay or publish any matters pertaining to a child and family court case, zero protection rights from child welfare agencies service demands, as well as zero rights against a child protection agency overturning a final court custody order following a child and family law case.

See also

* The Convention on the Rights of the Child-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child

References

* The Children and Family Services Act-- http://www.gov.ns.ca/legislature/legc/statutes/childfam.htm

* Law Reform Commission of Canada-- http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004572

* Unified Family Courts-- http://www.justice.gc.ca/en/news/nr/1998/ufcra.html


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