The 11th Annual and First International
Battered Mothers Custody Conference
BMCC XI: Hands Across the Water!
May 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015 in the New York City Metropolitan Area
Empire Hotel Meadowlands by Clarion, Secaucus, New Jersey
This year's agenda included information, interviews, and presentations by
battered mothersŐs and childrenŐs advocates from countries "across the pond" in Europe
BMCC XI Youtube Playlist
BMCC XI Livestream Recordings
Evan Stark Bio and Presentation: Coercive Control (powerpoint)
Anne Stevenson Presentation, "Policy Solutions: Fraud, Corruption In The Courts" (.pdf)
Media Coverage of the Conference
Interview with Mo Hannah airing in Albany area re: the BMCC and other issues
National Organization of Men Against Sexism
Children's Justice Campaign
|Stop Abuse Campaign||The Nurtured Parent|
|California Protective Parents Association
|Siena College Psychology Club||National
Coalition Against Domestic Violence|
|Voices of Women Organizing Project|
|Mothers Against Court Custody Abuse MACCA||Mothers For Judicial Accountability|
Now in it's 11th year, the BMCC is an annual conference that addresses the well-documented pattern of serious legal, civil, and human rights violations encountered by battered women who, in good faith, approach the family/divorce court system seeking protection for themselves and their childrenfrom an abusive spouse or partner.
The Battered Mothers Custody Conference is an all-volunteer, self-sustaining, grassroots organization. All speakers and staff donate their services. We rely on registration fees, donations, and fund raisers, and do our best to admit everyone, regardless of financial ability to pay. We also, whenever possible, help some mothers in severe financial distress with lodging and travel costs. But we can do this only with your help!