References: McDowell, Charles P., Ph.D. “False Allegations.” Forensic Science Digest, (publication of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations), Vol. 11, No. 4 (December 1985), p. 64. (See Center for Military Readiness article “Sex, Lies, and Rape” for an excellent discussion of false accusations).”
Whether they are babies in bassinets, toddlers riding tricycles, or pre-teens playing video games, our children mean everything to us. If we have lost custody of our children through divorce, we as parents still need emotional and physical connection with our offspring.
That is why The Coalition of Parent Support (COPS) believes in balanced relationships for children. Young people need healthy relationships with both their mothers and their fathers. COPS advocates for joint custody and shared parenting after divorce.
Unfortunately, family law courts as well as government agencies often think of their own interests first – not the interests of children. For example, both the County of San Diego and State of California obtain funds from the Federal Government for the support of children who have been placed in their care. For this reason, their first priority can easily become finding ways to continue funding rather than uniting parents with their children
All too common stories from non-custodial parents reveal governmental bias. Government agencies often make no effort to determine the validity of allegations of substance abuse or domestic violence. Lack of objective investigation prejudices agency decision making. For example, just because an ex-spouse says that his/her former partner abused drugs or alcohol does not establish the fact, without objective evidence, confirmed by unbiased investigation. Likewise, if an ex-spouse makes accusations of child verbal or physical abuse the accusation cannot be established without clear evidence".
Too often, ex-spouses have been denied visitation with their children because of false accusations. COPS aims to change this by education, awareness, and lobbying elected officials and law reform. Its goal to sponsor legislation that grants equal rights to ex-spouses as well as custodial parents.
According to the National Coalition for Men, http://ncfm.org: Almost every month we read of another man freed from prison after years of incarceration because the false accusations that sent them to prison were proven false. Even if there is no conviction, a false allegation of rape can emotionally, socially, and economically destroy a person.
“False accusations of rape are a form of psychological rape that is not included in the traditional definition of ‘rape.’ And false accusations are not studied enough because it’s politically incorrect to talk about. Meanwhile the names of the accusers are often protected while the names of the accused are not. False accusations are hard to measure and there is not much available research, but the existing research shows the problem is much more common than we are told.”
Coalition Of Parent Support (COPS) welcomes all who wants to voice what on their mind.