As 2014 comes to a close, and another year is soon to begin, “A Call to Action ~Together We Are Stronger” is optimistic as we move forward in our pursuit for justice because of the tremendous progress made in the past year.
A Call to Action ~ Together We Are Stronger: Is a group of concerned parents and family members who have responded to “a call to action” to raise complaints of systematic failures in the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program. We are asking for a fair and transparent system to have our complaints heard, and investigated. We are fit, loving parents whose lives (and those of our children) have been turned upside down by the custody disputes we have been engaged in, and specifically have been harmed due to the alleged misconduct of Jamie L. Manning, GAL.
“Together We Are Stronger”, as participants in the family court system, and as parents, our complaints against Ms. Manning are made to not only to demand justice for our individual families but also to urge needed change in the GAL program as a whole; especially in the method of filing complaints (which commonly are ignored, dismissed without investigation and many parents report retaliation for speaking out). The Guardian ad Litem program serves a valuable role in both the juvenile and family courts, reform is in the best interest of the public, and in serving the children it has sworn to advocate for.
In the past year, A Call to Action has worked as a team effort to: offer support to families, raise awareness and speak during the public comments of the State GAL Board. The Board has heard our collective voice, and offered constructive feedback. A Call to Action continues to work hard, exploring all avenues for justice.
A Call to Action would like to recognize those that have been important to the progress being made. We appreciate the family and friends that have supported us, and our children. We would like to acknowledge the professionals who have heard our stories, and been committed to our cause, offering their valuable resources and time. We would like to thank the Guardian ad Litem Board for giving us the opportunity to voice our complaints, and for the consideration they have shown.
We are confident things are moving in a positive direction but still there is much to be done.