The results of Backbone’s fifth report are very troubling, showing that while the Lawyer For Child service costs the NZ taxpayer $32 annually, it fails to uphold children’s rights in NZ Family Courts and is not making children safer.
Dec 2017 - 'Survey Three - Children & The Family Court' was released in October 2017, asking mothers how their children have been effected by the Family Court. This resulting report was released in Dec 2017, revealing a rich and powerful set of data that is deeply troubling.
Sept 2017 - Backbone releases its second report based on findings from its Family Court Survey released in June, entitled 'Don't Tell Me Your Problems': The Family Court Complaints & Appeals Landscape.
April 2017 - All Eyes On the Family Court is the first report by The Backbone Collective based on the findings of Backbone's first survey, launched in December 2016, of women who are survivors of violence and abuse and who have gone through or going through the Family Court.