*Ms. Doreen Ludwig, author of "Motherless America" provided the original inspiration for this article as well as a considerable amount of the material included in the article. The Divorce in Connecticut website would like to acknowledge Ms. Ludwig's outstanding contributions on behalf of Protective Mothers and their children.
This website has often spoken about the fatherhood funding provided by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services which has been pouring into the States by the billions and billions of dollars. We have tracked how much of that money has been spent supporting abusive fathers in their custody battles in CT Family Court.
In the early days of spending on fathers, the CT Judicial Branch took on the development of the Family Civil Intake Screen, a form which Family Services now uses to screen people when they apply to them for services. The CT Judicial Branch is incredibly proud of this form. In fact, this Intake Screen has been shipped around as a model of excellence to other State Family Court systems throughout the country.