How to increase trust in the family justice system @PenelopeGibbs2


No Punishment without Crime or Bereavement without Death!

Transform Justice published:

Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Judges (and social workers) in the family court get abused on social media regularly by those who feel they have been wronged by the system.  Parents grieving at the loss of contact with their children are often angry and hurt. Their sense of injustice infects others in the absence of much other information about family court cases. So practitioners and judges worry that the credibility of the system is undermined. This was the subject of an excellent debate organised by the Transparency Project this week.  This charity aims to enhance understanding of the family justice system through greater openness, without compromising children’s welfare. I have no expertise in family justice but have a few thoughts:

1) General lack of public understanding of all aspects of the justice system hampers any efforts to illuminate this particular bit. People don’t understand…

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