Prosper’s story is one that must become a success story for her and her child, but we need your help to turn it around – now – before more harm is done to this mother, her child and to their entire family.
The challenge Prosper is facing is a challenge known to many parents who are shocked to learn that justice is often out of reach when they ask our courts for protection and relief.
Ready to give? We need your help! The fundraiser linked here is sponsored by Navigating Justice to help victims like Prosper and children like Ari who should be protected and reunified with his family. Through our alliance with Accessibility Bridge, a 501c3 that works with differently-abled individuals, focusing on provisions and inclusion, your donation using the link above is tax-deductible.
Warning: some of the images and content are not suitable for children and may be disturbing due to the violence and injuries shown. There is also a clip from an older news story that depicts child custody professionals as a big part of the problem, the issue of justice being out of reach. The psychologist named in the prior case, Dr. Howard Drutman, is involved in this case for the purpose of creating the illusion that Prosper cannot parent her child. In creating misleading information, the psychologist and his peers have prolonged the case, making it more complicated, layered and expensive. The Fulton County Superior Court judge shown is not involved in this case; however, the Fulton Family Division does have its share of problems to work out. News credit to CBS Atlanta for the original story on Dr. Drutman and the Guardian ad Litem Jim Holmes, custody professionals who billed hundreds of thousands of dollars in the earlier case while avoiding evidence of child abuse and creating the false impression that the mother was somehow to blame for “not letting the child progress past the sexual abuse” committed by the father.
Now that we know what the issues are, we can rally around this family and lift them up and out of injustice and towards freedom. The fundraising effort built around this mission and this story is about restoration and recovery; watch for and use these hashtags to share with your friends and family: #JusticeforProsperandAri #ProsperandAriTogether and #NavigatingJustice are being used in posts about the issues and the progress. Please like and share these posts!
The black and white photo of mother and child shown throughout this website will return to full color when the mission is achieved and we can celebrate, knowing they are together and safe. Their love is intact, a bond that cannot be broken, but the restraints holding them back are tight and restraints include expenses that are forced on parents caught in litigation that seems to never end, and which seems to be designed to wear them out and make them quit. We are here to make sure that Prosper does not have to give up just for lack of ability to afford what is thrown at her.
Prosper’s story is not unlike the story of many victims of domestic violence when it comes to being vulnerable to experiencing further harm when entering into the civil court system.
These stories involve issues and problems that when solved and used to shine light where needed can improve safety, health and stability for millions of parents and children across our country. When we protect victims of domestic violence and their children, we make society safer for everyone, and that is true for parents and children affected by family court disputes. This is true for both women and men.
By engaging you in turning Prosper’s story into a success story, we can show what is possible; and, I believe solutions are right in front of us. It is exciting to know what a difference we can make for this family and many more – starting now.
Please watch and let me know what you think and how you can help? If you have questions, please contact me here.
Thank you for your time and support!
Deborah Beacham, Navigating Justice