In April 2016, Ana Estevez was involved in a "contentious"
divorce trying to protect her son Piqui due to threats made by her ex-husband. She begged the court for supervised visits. All of her requests were denied. Piqui, her son, subsequently was brutally murdered by his father. Ever since, from DC to Sacramento, Ana has triumphantly spread awareness about child safety and the need for systemic changes in family court and child protective services. In 2019, Ana received the prestigious California Woman of the Year Award! She has appeared on the Dr. Phil show and Good Day LA to continue her mission.
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Jody Barnes has over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her passion is helping women and mothers to increase their ability to create more self-care and self-love. Her career has focused on working with survivors of trauma to help them work through painful life experiences that often leave an imprint on their sense of safety and well-being. She has been an honored speaker at the 2018 California Marriage and Family Therapy Advancing the Art and Science of Psychotherapy Conference as well as the 2019 National Child Advocacy Center’s 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse.
A retired San Diego County Superior Court Judge, DeAnn Salcido is a second-generation trial attorney having followed in the footsteps of her father, Richard R. Castillo. After serving eight years on the bench in family and criminal court, DeAnn is a tireless, dedicated advocate for court reform, especially in the family court arena. She speaks nationally on television, radio, and film documentaries about the pervasive problems in family court that exist for unwitting citizens.
Kathleen is the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE) in Marin County, California. Kathleen advocates on behalf of CJE for legislative and administrative changes that will promote judicial accountability and better protect children’s and vulnerable populations rights in the courts. She works extensively with the news media to expose the national family court crisis that is devastating millions of families. Kathleen co-directed and produced the 2008 award-winning documentary Family Court Crisis: Our Children At Risk and served as the creative director and writer for the companion photo exhibit entitled Family Court Crisis: Surviving A Broken System. She also produced the CJE video project, Kids of Divorce Speak Out.
Catherine started her career in marketing and communications with Disney, Ogilvy & Mather, Chiat Day, and Agency.com. As part of her role to advocate for change as a protective parent, she is on her county’s task force to end sexual abuse. She is also bringing abuse training to the schools and involved in opening a Child Advocacy Center. She has helped lead efforts to pass child safety on the federal and state levels with California Protective Parents Association, and has volunteered to serve those who have experienced divorce and abuse trauma in the home.
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