‘A gendered trap’: When mothers allege child abuse by fathers, the mothers often lose custody, study shows

Hera McLeod pleaded with the family court judge to keep her 15-month-old son, Prince, away from her abusive ex-boyfriend. The mother, along with many other witnesses, told the court about the man’s fits of rage, the night he threatened to kill her at gunpoint, the times he allegedly abused his older son and allegedly raped McLeod’s sister.

South Valley Success Story

By: Juliana Hernandez, South Valley Coordinator In November 2018, a young lady walked into the South Valley Satellite office in Anthony requesting assistance. She reported that she had just been released from the Dofia Ana County Detention Center after being arrested, charged with battery on a household member, and released on her own recognizance. She…