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AFCC HISTORY IN CONNECTICUT DOCUMENT INDEX

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts withdrew it’s registration to do business in the State of Connecticut in 1984. Since then, the AFCC has continued to conduct business in the State, operating directly from within the Judicial Branch. Judicial Branch and other court industry State employees who are also AFCC members help ensure Judicial Branch contracts continue to flow to the AFCC, they solicit fees, dues, members on the AFCC’s behalf with State resources. As shown below, the AFCC’s programs are deeply embedded in the Judicial Branch, but should Judicial Branch resources be used to promote a private, unregistered corporation run by its’ own employees and the professionals who provide services to litigants? Does this give the Judicial Branch a vested financial interest in finding in favor of AFCC’s affiliates instead of the merits of a case or the weight of the evidence? Does the Judicial Branch’s investment in the AFCC provide a financial incentive for judges to ignore or conceal legitimate complaints from litigants aggrieved by AFCC members?

What recourse do CT litigants victimized by AFCC members have if they are not safe to come back to court? What happens to attorneys who do not wish to become members of the AFCC or who refuse provide financial support to AFCC events sponsored by judges?

1. (P.1) Collection of AFCC incorporation, revocation, suspension, withdrawal documents from California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, etc.

Documents located here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/125540250/Association-of-Family-and-

Conciliation-Courts-AFCC-Articles-of-Incorporation

ALL below-referenced AFCC Newsletters from 1981-present can be located here:

http://www.afccnet.org/Publications/AFCCNEWSArchives

The AFCC is cross affiliated with various pedophile promotion activist groups and militant father's rights activists, as well as various child support and court corruption scandals:

http://www.nafcj.net/LevyResponds.htm

2. National Council on Family Relations Newsletter, March 1979 (Vol. 24, No.1)

http://www.ncfr.org/sites/default/files/downloads/news/1979_03_newsletter_v24_

n1.pdf

P.8: Ref. AFCC’s 17 th Annual Conference in Hartford, CT. Registration fee is $65.

Contact information for AFCC is Anthony Salius, Manager for the CT Judicial Branch’s Administrative Offices. The contact address given is Salius’s office in the Hartford court house.

3. AFCC Newsletter- October 1981 (Vol.1, No.1)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1981%20Fall

%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

Jessica Pearson (under the title AFCC Research Director) files AFCC incorporation documents filed with CA Secretary of State claiming that AFCC is an Illinois corporation with Principal offices located at 1720 Emerson St., Denver Colorado. Principal office in CA is LA County Court.

P.1: Ref. AFCC chapter founded by Diana Richmond (AAML), Jeanne Ames (Kids Turn), SF Judge Don King, Murray Bloom (San Diego Court), Los Angeles Judge Billy Mills. Pilot project in Alameda court bu AFCC board member Elizabeth O'Niell.

P.2: Ref. AFCC Board Member Tim Salius and Hugh McIsaac setting up AFCC in NJ courts.

P.4: Ref. to AFCC 3 year mediation study in CT courts funded by HHS, administration contract given to Jessica Pearson. Return address on the newsletter is the Nova Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale.

4. CT Secretary of State's Office AFCC registration documents:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/134086086/CT-AFCC-Center-for-Policy-Research-

Articles-of-Incorporation

The AFCC operated in CT as a foreign agency out of its registered offices in the Hartford courthouse. AFCC officers Anthony Salius (then CT Judicial Branch Manager) and Frank Orlando (a Florida judge) have listed their official agencies as an ILLINOIS corporation. How can a CONNECTICUT COURT transfer jurisdiction to ILLINOIS?

P.1: AFCC is an Illinois corporation founded in 1975.

P.2: 4/27/1981 The Center for Policy Research (CPR) is a Colorado corporation founded by Jessica and Jeffrey Pearson, Nancy Thoennes. CPR's address is 1720 Emerson St, Denver.

P.3: 1/26/1982 Jessica Pearson files AFCC Cert. of Foreign Authority w/ the Connecticut Sec. of State, registered to the address of the Hartford courthouse located at 101 Lafayette Street, Hartford, CT. Principal address

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of office is listed as 1720 Emerson St., Denver.

CT-AFCC co-founders include Jessica Pearson, Florida Judge Frank Orlando, and Ann Milne, who is married to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice William Bablitch.

P.8: 6/8/1983 Thoennes founds the CO Council of Mediation Organizations w/ founders of American Arbitration Association.

P.6: 7/6/1984 CT Dept. of Revenue Services notifies the AFCC that they must file their Application for Withdrawal with a statement that the AFCC has made arrangements to pay the Department all unpaid taxes.

P.5: 12/10/1984 CT Judicial Branch Manager and AFCC President Anthony Salius and Milne file an Application of Withdrawal of Foreign Corporation for the AFCC with the CT Sec. of State.

P.9: 1/9/1998 Jeffrey G. Pearson, LLC is incorporated in CO. The address

of the Notary Public is 1720 Emerson Street, Denver.

Jessica Pearson founded both the AFCC and CPR. AFCC administered the HHS funded demonstration pilot projects in the CT family courts, and CPR wrote the reviews for federal agencies.

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/164658.pdf

Salius is now the Chair of the DOJ-OJJDP CT State Advisory Training Group Grant:

http://www2.dsgonline.com/sag/State.aspx?State=CT

Judicial Branch and State employees Judge Lynda Munro, Stephen Grant, Debra Kulak, Kathryn Ceruti, John Hall, Phylis Cumming Taxeira, Mary

K O'Sullivan, Marilou Giovannucci, etc. continue to operate the AFCC

from the CT courts, soliciting fees, donations, members, and meetings, but

the AFCC is not currently registered to do business in the State (see below):

www.connecticutafcc.eventbrite.com/

5. AFCC Newsletter- January 1982 (Vol.1, No.2)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1982%20Sum

mer%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.3: Ref. Jessica Pearson's federally funded divorce mediation pilot project in CT survives budget cuts.

P.6: Ref. Annual AFCC conference in San Francisco. AFCC Contact is in

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Family Court Services, Room 463, City Hall, San Francisco, CA 95102

6. Spring 1983 AFCC Newsletter (Vol.2, No.1)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1983%20Sprin

g%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.1, 6-7: Ref. Contract to cross affiliate AFCC with National Center for State Courts, hire NCSC as secretariat.

P.2: Ref. Tim Salius working with Hugh McIssaac, other AFCC members with "technical assistance" to pass legislation to get more funding for NJ Family Court project.

P.5: Ref. Dr. Richard Gardner as Keynote Speaker at San Diego AFCC conference. Bea Monahan (NCSC) is Secretariat responsible for all AFCC business matters.

P.8: Ref. CT regional office

7. Spring 1983 AFCC Newsletter (Volume 2, No.2)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1983%20Fall

%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

8. AFCC Spring 1984 (Vol.3, No.1 and 2)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1984%20Sprin

g-Summer%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.3: Ref. Newly elected president A.J. "Tim" Salius (Director CT Family Courts) training Judges in NC for AFCC, Tom Bishop trains attorneys in Toronto.

9. AFCC Fall 1985 (Vol.4, No.3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1985%20Fall

%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.2: Ref. Bio of Anthony "Tim" Salius, 2 term AFCC President, Director of CT Court Services since 1973. Appointed to Governor's Commission on Child Support and Governor's Commission on Family Violence. Travels country with AFCC providing technical assistance to implement "recent family law reforms."

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Winter, 1986 (Vol.5, No.1)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1986%20Wint

er%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.1, RE: AFCC post annual conference educational trip to London to exchange program info, ideas organized by CSSD's Robert Tompkins. "To receive more information about this inexpensive educational (tax deductible) and travel opportunity, contact Bob Tompkins, 28 Grand Street, Hartford, CT 06106 (203) 566-8187."

This is the address of the Hartford Superior Court.

P.2: Ref. tribute to Meyer Elkin founding member of AFCC.

P.3: Registration form for 23rd Annual AFCC Conference are instructed to mail their completed form and check for registration fees to:

Anthony J. Salius, Director, Family Division-Superior Court 28 Grand Street Hartford, CT 06106

P.1 and 8: Address to send membership dues and return address on newsletter is the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

P.7: Ref. training given by Tim Salius, AFCC members to Philadelphia court staff.

11. AFCC Summer, 1986 (Vol.6, No.3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1987%20Sum

mer%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.2: "Special thanks of to the following people for their work in making this conference AFCC's biggest and best to date: Tim Salius and the staff of the Connecticut Family Relations Division, Judge Frank Hennessy, Judge Alfred Podolki, Tom Bishop, Patrick Phear, Robert Tompkins, Gail Packer and the staff of the Massachusetts Probate and Probation Association."

P.4: Ref. President Tim Salius, fundraising efforts driven by Tom Bishop

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(Chairman of Development Committee), dues increases.

P.5: Selling copies of findings of AFCC Divorce Mediation Final Report, a project under the direction of AFCC Director Jessica Pearson. Send $25 to 1720 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218 (303) 837-1555

P.6: Board of Directors listed. Treasurer is Hon. Francis Hennessy (Hartford), directors Jessica Pearson, Thomas Bishop, Robert Tompkins.

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AFCC, Summer 1988 (Vol.7, No.3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1988%20Sum

mer%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.1: Board of Directors includes President Elect Thomas Bishop, Secretary Robert Tompkins, Deputy Director, CT

P.4: Ref. AFCC and VA Mediation Network conference "Different Sides of Different Coins" organized by Tim Salius, Bob Tomkins, etc.

P.7: AFCC Conference instructions to contact Tim Salius, Family Division, Hartford Superior Court.

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AFCC, Fall 1989 (Vol.8, No.4)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1989%20Fall

%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.2: Ref. December conference contact info for Tim Salius, Hartford Superior Court.

P.4: Ref. Tim Salius speaking on family violence to MN State Judicial Conference. Jessica Pearson is selling the final report for the federally funded Child Support Guidelines Project via CPR.

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1989 National Council Children’s Rights 4th Annual Conference brochure shows Keynote Speaker is Dr. Richard Gardner, Ron Haskins and Bill Hobby (Senate Ways and Means Staff). NCCR later became the Children’s Rights Council, a militant father’s rights group.

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AFCC Summer 1990 (Vol.9, No.3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1990%20Sum

mer%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.3: Ref. Hon. Francis X. Hennessey Deputy Chief Administrative Judge

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of CT, received the Chief Justice Warren E. Burger award for "healers" at the 4th annual conference of the National Council for Children's Rights (NCCR- now known as the Children's Rights Council)

P.3: Ref. V101: "False Allegations and Gray Areas in the Spectrum of Child Sexual Abuse." Covers misperceptions of normal sexual behaviors, unknowing overstimulation of children, and gentle molestation ($25.000. Audio version $7.80)

16. AFCC, Spring 1994 (Vol.13, No.2)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1994%20Sprin

g%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.2: President Robert Tompkins' Message. Tompkins is a head administrator for the CT Judicial Branch who oversees the family courts.

P.3: Ref. Tributes to Meyer Elkin, deceased.

P.4: Ref. CT Superior Court Family Division established first parent education program run by Tompkins, Selius, etc. "The CT program will be one of the divorce education programs presented at AFCC's First International Congress on Parent Education Programs, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Chicago, IL."

17. AFCC, Spring 1995 (Vol.14, No.2)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1995%20Sprin

g%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.1: LOBBYING CONGRESS: "Past President Robert Tompkins was the first of four AFCC members to testify before the US Commission on Child and Family Welfare…AFCC's Academic and Research Committee Co- chair, Sanford Braver, Colorado member Jessica Pearson and Executive Director Anne Milne will also be presenting testimony before the Commission…"

P.2: Ref. Board of Directors, includes Past President Robert Tompkins

P.7: Ref. Anne Reiniger, Executive Dir. of NY Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is elected President of Supervised Visitation Network, SVN's liaison to AFCC.

P.10: AFCC and SVN joint ventures to effect guidelines, legislation discussed.

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18. 1997 Jessica Pearson's Report "Divorce & Domestic Violence"

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/164658.pdf

P.2: Ref. CT Court as pilot site of Mediation project sponsored by National Institute of Justice. Ref. Jill Davis (Court contractor - Armata and Davis), Anthony Salius, Robert Tompkins

19. Rome McGuigan, PC. profile of retired Appellate Court Judge Anne Dranginis.

http://www.rms-law.com/Attorneys/Anne-C-Dranginis.shtml

Claims to have been on AFCC Board of Directors in 1997, gave workshops at various conferences.

20. June 1997 Letter from AFCC. Stationary lists Judge Dranginis as board member.

21. AFCC Summer 1997 (Vol.16, No.2 and 3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1997%20Sprin

gSummer%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.6: Interview with Jessica Pearson. References the first study she ever did with AFCC was with AFCC Exec. Dir. Jay Stolberg and Stan Cohen, it compared custody mediation in CT, CA, MN.

Pearson comment on CPR AFCC's long history working together:

"It has enabled our research to be continually informed by the real life issues and needs and questions of practitioners. We don't get research questions from academic literature. They come from the problem anomalies and questions that administrators, mediators, mental health professionals, attorneys and judges at AFCC really have. Through AFCC we find people who are receptive and willing to accommodate research even though it can be a pain in the neck. We find an audience that is interested in the research results and can gleen from it the useful information that they can then apply in their own backyard."

P.15: Public Service announcement from the National Fatherhood Initiative (Wade Horn)

P.18: Ref. AFCC workshops given by Wade Horn.

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22. Fall 1997 (Vol.16, No.4)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1997%20Fall

%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.1: Ref: CT Judicial Branch Manager Debbie Kulak, Phil Stahl organized AFCC's 3rd International Congress on Parent Education Programs.

P.2: Ref. Cross affiliation with National Child Support Enforcement Association. AFCC Treasurer Joel Bankes is also Executive Director of NCSEA, LA Judge Francis Rothschild (AFCC director) will design bench book for judges with grants from SJI and OJP.

P.3: Ref. Allied organizations collaborating with AFCC. Includes ABA, OCSE, NCSEA, NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE (Wade Horn).

P.4: Ref. AFCC Professional Development and Technical Assistance Task Force Meeting. Attendees included Robert Tompkins.

P.7: Ref. Member Bio for Dr. Philip Stahl, CSSD contractor, joined AFCC in early 1980's.

P.10: Ref. AFCC cross affiliation with Supervised Visitation Network. Article by SVN Director Bob Strauss. SVN cross affiliated with CRC via David Levy.

P.11: Flyer selling tapes of workshops given by Phil Stahl and Wade Horn (NFI) at conference organized by Deb Kulak, et al.

23. 9/4/1998 (98-R-0981) Report to Legislature RE: "Father-to Father Initiatives in Other States and Options for CT"

http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtsearch_lpa.asp?cmd=getdoc&DocId=12801&Index

=I%3A%5Czindex%5C1998&HitCount=1&hits=e61+&hc=45446&req=own&Ite

m=7015

P.7-8: Ref. Role of Anthony Salius, director of the Family Division of Superior Court, and Deputy Director Robert Tompkins, in operating federally funded pilot programs meant to seek out fathers who do not owe child support and engage them in litigation related processes.

24. AFCC Summer 1999 (Vol.18. No.3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/1999%20Sum

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mer%20AFCC%20Newsletter.pdf

P.2: Board of directors listed

P.5: Ref. Hon. Anne Dranginis, Chief Justice, CT Family Court presentation at September 1999 AFCC conference.

P.9: Ref. Robert Tompkins on Nominations, Professional Development & Technical Assistance committees-using Derby CSSD office address.

25. August 1999 Letter from Children's Rights Council to White House.

http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/assets/storage/Research%20-

%20Digital%20Library/ricesub/Box%20011/647851-children's-rights-council.pdf

Lists CRC Advisors as:

Dr. John Money, Pedophile advocate, NAMBLAphile and Sexologist who was involved in elective gender reassignment surgeries on children (who later committed suicide):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FAMILYCOURTREFORM/message/6269

Penthouse incest promoter Warren Farrell:

http://www.thelizlibrary.org/site-index/site-index-

frame.html#soulhttp://www.thelizlibrary.org/warren-farrell/

AFCC board member and crock science promoter (ref. Parental Alienation Syndrome) Dr. Joan Kelly:

http://www.nafcj.net/fathers_rights_and_judges.htm

26. September 1999 Testimony of Court Admins before the US Senate Committee on Ways and Means seeking funding for Fatherhood and CSSD family court projects.

https://bulk.resource.org/gpo.gov/hearings/106h/64324.txt

P.52: Ref. where Chairman Johnson (CT) and Ms. Kadwell talk about CSSD's contract with Policy Studies, Inc. to aggregate client data.

P.70-78: Testimony of Judge Robert C. Leuba, Chief Court Administrator, Supreme Court of CT o/b/o Conference of State Court Administrators (nonprofit). Sought to lobby for Title IV-D welfare funding for CSSD, namely HHS Access and Visitation, Fatherhood, OCSE funds. Also testifying in favor of increasing the amount of funding to Title IV-D funding for these child support enforcement programs were

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many leaders of the Fathers Rights movement:

-David Roberts (ACFC) -John Smith (Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights) -Stephen Baskerville -David Allen Shelton (Fathers for Equal Rights) -Tracie Snitker (Men's Health Network)

P.75: Leuba testifies about CT Judicial Branch's Access and Visitation centers, misuse of AV funds for clinical intervention services, forced mediation and therapy in "chronically conflicted" (e.g. domestic violence)visitation cases, "reunification" services including counseling.

P.76: Ref. "Transitions in Parenting" program (TIP). "Transitions in Parenting: This group consists of high conflict couples, and has experienced mixed success due to the level of hostility and combative behavior of the participants. Fifteen families have accessed these services."

"…To summarize, early results (18 months) point to a positive impact of the mediation and casework process applied by court personnel, and to the supervised visitation services. On the other hand, the contracted clinical services are showing less positive results. This may in part be attributed to the extremely high conflict and complex set of circumstances surrounding these referrals. These programs are being reviewed to tailor and augment these clinical interventions to better provide the client with an opportunity to realize a favorable response….Currently, the Judicial Branch is restructuring the clinical approach to merge the Building Cooperative Relationships and Transitions in Parenting programs into one intensive clinical intervention…"

27. 12/1/2001 Announcement Re: Meeting of the Governor's Commission on Custody, Divorce and Children to overhaul divorce laws and practices in CT.

http://www.jud.ct.gov/external/news/PublicHearingFacts.pdf

Appointees include mainly AFCC/CRC people:

Judge Anne C. Dranginis (Co-Chair-AFCC past Dir. in 1997),

Mr. Thomas C. Foley (Co-Chair),

Dr. Jerry Brodlie,

Ms. Rebecca Calabrese,

Ms. Phyllis Cummings-Texeria (AFCC coordinator),

Mr. Pat D’Angelo (CRC), Ms. Jill Davies (AFCC),

Mr. Eugene Falco,

Mr. Stephen Grant (AFCC past President),

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Judge Herbert Gruendel (AFCC presenter),

Dr. Sidney Horowitz (AFCC), Dr. Nancy Humphreys,

Dr. Marsha Kline-Pruett (AFCC past president),

Judge C. Ian McLachlan,

Judge Lynda B. Munro (AFCC presenter),

Dr. Kenneth S. Robson,

Mr. Robert Tompkins (AFCC past president), and

Ms. Christine M. Whitehead.

28. AFCC 2002 Summary from AFCC Website

http://www.afccnet.org/ResourceCenter/CenterforExcellenceinFamilyCourtPractice/c

tl/ViewCommittee/CommitteeID/16/mid/495

"In the summer of 2002 AFCC was awarded a contract with the CT Court Support Services Division (CSSD) Family Services Unit to develop an empirically-based screening instrument for the Family Services Unit….The screening protocol was developed, training conducted, and the screen was first piloted, and then rolled out statewide. AFCC was then awarded a second contract to evaluate the instrument over a three-year period."

AFCC leaders Stephen Grant and Debra Kulak are represented as being CSSD admins in charge of this project, evaluation was completed by Marsha Kline Pruett.

See also Deb Kulak's paper written with AFCC Director Peter Salem and MA AFCC Founder Robin Deutsch, "Triaging Court Services: The CT Judicial Branch's Family Intake Screen"

27. Children’s Rights Council Newsletter, Summer 2002.

http://www.crckids.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/summer02.pdf

P.3: Lists AFCC Director Judith Wallerstein, Ron Haskins former Staff Director for House Human Resources Committee, Brookings Institute, as advisors

P.5: Ref. Wallerstein and Richard Gardner, pedophile advocate. http://www.gate.net/~liz/liz/pedoph.htm

P.12-13: Ref. CT Access and Visitation sites, instructions on how to apply for DOJ OVW grants for centers.

P.22: CRC teaches parents how to lobby for more TANF Title VI-D for programs targeting fathers.

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P.23: Picture of CRC founder David Levy with President Bush at the signing of the TANF OCSE Bill he lobbied in favor of to divert more welfare funds to Fatherhood programs and child support enforcement.

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PDF PG.119 2002 AFCC NE Regional Conference in NYC: "Symposium on High Conflict Families and the Courts" March 18, 2002

http://www.psychologyinfo.com/NJ-AFCC/pdf/ny-2001.pdf

P.3: Judicial Leadership Institute workshop led by Marsha Kline Pruett, Phd., Robert Tompkins

P.4: Ref. workshops given by Hon. Herbert Gruendel, Chief Administrative Family Judge, Superior Court of CT, Hartford, and Hon. Anne C. Draginis, Judge, CT Appellate Court, Hartford

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PDF PG.122 2002 Governor's Commission on Custody, Divorce and Children.

http://www.sharedparentinginc.org/CDCC_FinalReport.htm

P.3: Board of directors almost all AFCC/CRC affiliates.

P.41: Reference contract given to AFCC to assess CSSD and back up committee's findings.

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AFCC Website Ref. 2003 Court Services Task force-Vice Chair Stephen Grant

http://www.afccnet.org/ResourceCenter/CenterforExcellenceinFamilyCourtPracti

ce/ctl/ViewCommittee/CommitteeID/24/mid/495

"The AFCC Court Services Task Force was appointed by AFCC President George Czutrin in 2003 to examine the challenges faced by contemporary court service agencies and to conduct a review of initiatives and best practices in service delivery." Findings presented at 41st Annual Conference in San Antonio in 2004.

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AFCC Spring 2004 (Vol.23, No.2)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/AFCC_Newsl

etter_sp2004_web.pdf

P.2: Ref. Stephen Grant, Past President

P.3: Ref. Board of Advisors, includes Robert Tompkins, CSSD Contractors Arnold Shienvold,

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P.5: Ref. 41st Annual Conference in San Antonio, keynote address by Dr. Sherri Z. Heller, Commissioner of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement. AFCC special thanks for "making this conference possible" given to CSSD Admins Deb Kulak, Steve Grant, John Hunt (public defender's office?) Sponsors include DHHS/Offiice of Child Support Enforcement, NCJFCJ, NACC, CSSD contractor Dr. Arnold Sheinvold, Riegler, Shienvold & Associates, Solutions for Families.

P.6: Ref. AFCC Board of Directors 2004-2005. Includes Stephen Grant, CSSD Contractor Philip Stahl

P.8: Ref. Stanley J Cohen award given to AFCC Member Marsha Kline Pruett (Yale) for her work on Fatherhood, research workshops, etc.

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Rotman, A. S., Tompkins, R., Schwartz, L. L. and Samuels, M. D. (2000), RECONCILING PARENTS' AND CHILDREN'S INTERESTS IN RELOCATION In Whose Best Interest? Family Court Review, 38: 341– 367. doi: 10.1111/j.174-1617.2000.tb00579.x

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.174-

1617.2000.tb00579.x/abstract

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The Collaborative Divorce Project: Summary Highlights from the Final Report Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L., Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L. Principal Investigator, Glendessa Insabella, Ph.D. Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine

http://nasje.org/news/newsletter0403/resources_07.htm

"The Collaborative Divorce Project was a cooperative endeavor by the Connecticut judiciary, the Court Support Services Division of the Connecticut Superior Court, and the Yale University School of Medicine.

 

We wish to acknowledge all of the people who made this project possible…Judges Anne Dranginis and Herbert Gruendel, and CSSD Deputy Director Stephen Grant for their leadership; Judges Kenefick, Resha, and Devine; Robert Tompkins, Craig Ogulnick, Michael Festa, Joseph Iassogna, and all of the other Court Support Services Personnel who provided hard work and invaluable expertise…and special thanks to our funders: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc, Karen Pritzker, Roslyn and Jerry Meyers, and the Community Foundation of Northeastern Connecticut."

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AFCC Five-Year Report (2002-2007)

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https://www2583.ssldomain.com/afccnet/pdfs/AFCC%20Five-

Year%20Report%20Web.pdf

P.2: Ref. Board of Directors includes Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D, MLS, and CSSD contractors Arnold T. Shienvold, Ph.D and Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D.

P.5: Ref. AFCC Court Services Task Force. Vice Chair Stephen Grant. Debra Kulak sits on Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation.

P.6: Ref. FLER Think Tank Participant June Carbone and former DOJ OVW Director Susan Carbon.

P.7-8: Ref. Developing Nations Libraries Project, contributors include Susan M Boyan and Ann Marie Termini. In 2012, the FBI raided the Lackawanna Family Court Services office where Termini works, and the court's only hand picked GAL, Danielle Ross was indicted by a federal grand jury for tax fraud in 2013.

http://scrantonpoliticaltimes.activeboard.com/t45346544/family-courts-co-

parenting-coordinator-ann-marie-termini-vs-/?page=4

FBI press release:

http://www.fbi.gov/philadelphia/press-releases/2013/lackawanna-county-

attorney-charged-with-federal-income-tax-fraud

P.20: Collaborating Organizations include the CT Judicial Branch-CSSD, Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

36. December 2006 CSSD RFP 04-6024 For Staff educational services contract.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/125730813/Dr-Howard-M-Krieger-s-Contract-

With-Connecticut-Judicial-Branch-re-Professional-Trainings

Awarded to AFCC members:

CT resources Group (Dr. Howard Kreiger, Dr. Sidney Horowitz),

Yardley Associates,

Arnold Sheinvold, Past AFCC President

Dr. Philip Stahl, Past AFCC President

37. March 2007 Letter from CSSD to Howard Krieger awarding CT Resources Group the contract. http://www.scribd.com/doc/125730813/Dr-Howard-M -Krieger -s -

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Contract-With -Connecticut-Judicial -Branch -re-Professional -Trainings

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AFCC Summer 2007 (Vol.26, No.3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/2007%20S

ummer%20AFCC%20News.pdf

P.6: Ref. Exhibitors at 44th annual AFCC conference included NFI.

P.7: Ref. Special Commendation given to Margot Bean, Commissioner of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, for her oversight of the Access and Visitation programs overseen by AFCC member Debra Pontisso. "The program recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and during that time has partnered with AFCC to provide training and information to program providers throughout the US.”

P.12: Ref. Thanks to Debra Kulak for helping raise funds for AFCC's Domestic Violence and Family Courts Project, Focused Evaluation Task Force and the Family Law Education Reform Project.

 

http://flerproject.org/?q=node/12

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AFCC Summer 2008 (Vol.27, No.3)

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/NewsArchives/2008%20S

ummer%20AFCC%20NEWS.pdf

P.12: Ref. Deb Kulak raising money for AFCC special projects and initiatives.

40.

2010-2012 List of in-house trainings offered to CSSD staff conducted by AFCC.

41.

2011 AFCC/AAML Philly conference

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/Conferences/AFCC%20P

hilly%20Program.pdf

P.4: Ref. Marsha Kline Pruett

P.5: Ref. Phil Stahl

P.7: Ref. Louise Traux, Esq, has contract (RFQ #04-6024) to train CSSD staff with Stahl, Horowitz, Kreiger, etc.

42. CT’s Guardian Ad Litem mandatory training and certification program.

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16!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/134137761/CT-s-Required-Guardian-Ad-Litem-

Training-Materials-Qualified-Immunity-No-Oversight-No-Decertification-

Process

P.7: The trainings are sponsored by the Judicial Branch and held at Quinnipiac Law School where Munro is a professor. The “free” certification classes are mandatory for all GAL’s. Attendees are mostly private attorneys and therapists. GAL's receive qualified immunity, there is no "decertification" process, no oversight of the industry.

P.7: GAL trainers are hand picked by AFCC affiliate Judge Lynda B. Munro.

Munro has chosen GAL trainers who are mostly AFCC affiliates, many of whom are also paid to train the court staff (RFQ 0406024) or sat on the Governors 2002 Commission on Custody, Divorce, and Support.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FAMILYCOURTREFORM/message/9753

Many of the GAL trainers, such as Dr. Howard Krieger, Mary K O'Sullivan (who works for the CT Department of Mental Health Addiction Services), are also Judicial Branch contractors paid to train the court's staff under the same contract. (RFQ 04-6024). See CT Resources Group's questionable contract here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/125730813/Dr-Howard-M-Krieger-s-

Contract-With-Connecticut-Judicial-Branch-re-Professional-Trainings

Did the Judicial Branch pay Horowitz and Kreiger for GAL trainings under Contract 04-6024, which was explicitly meant to train court staff? See vendor payments to Horowitz and Kreiger here:

[a]

CT Resources Group Invoices Part 1

http://www.scribd.com/doc/125725460/Connecticut-Court-Billing-

Invoices-Part-1-Dr-Howard-M-Krieger-and-Dr-Sidney-S-Horowitz

[b]

CT Resources Group Invoices part 2

http://www.scribd.com/doc/125730381/CT-Court-Billing-

Invoices-Part-2-Dr-Howard-M-Krieger-and-Dr-Sidney-S-Horowitz

As a GAL, Judge Maureen Murphy billed over $100,000 to 9-year old Max Liberti's family, but spent almost no time with Max himself. Consequently, Judge Munro and Murphy thought it was best to grant sole custody of Max to the father accused of raping him:

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/heart-without-

compromise-children-and-children-wit/2013/feb/28/finding-ground-zero-

connecticut-part-i/

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See link to GAL trainer Dr. Kenneth Robson's testimony about Max's sexual assault here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126252311/Dr-Kenneth-Robson-s-Bills-re-

Liberti-v-Liberti

The Skipp Tittle children are now motherless after GAL Mary Brigham billed the Skipp-Tittle children's family >$100,000 after they reported

their father repeatedly assaulted them. Judge Munro granted Dr. Tittle sole custody, despite his arrest record, drug and alcohol problems, unlicensed guns in the home, and testimony from Horowitz about possible billing fraud:

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/heart-without-

compromise-children-and-children-wit/2013/mar/1/immunity-guardian-

ad-litem-destroys-connecticut-fa/

Why do CT tax payers have to foot the bill for private attorneys and therapists to become GAL's? Would abused children be safer if we spent the money on bags of groceries they could eat?

43. Statistics showing how AFCC’s Access and Visitation programs in the Judicial Branch are booming with business (who really benefits?):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/131028210/CT-Supervised-Visitation-Industry-

Bubble-Funded-By-Taxpayers

Copies of the CT Court's HHS Access and Visitation (AV) grants, multi- agency agreement targeting fathers between Court Support Services Division (CSSD), DPH, DCF, DOE, DOL, Dept. of Corrections, etc. see:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126298352/CT-Family-Court-Grants-Fatherhood-

Access-and-Visitation-DOJ

P.3-4: CT Ethics Advisory Opinion 1995-3. DCF supervisor Ann Tuller founded AMPS, Inc., a supervised visitation center providing services to DCF clients. Ethics Commission finds that this is a violation of various laws to allow DCF coworkers to fuel business withe referrals, contract must be subject to public bidding process.

P. 5-6: HHS reports showing that only 24 parents were using AV supervised visitation services in 2003. The programs were mainly used for fathers. The # of non-custodial parents whose parenting time with children increased as a result of services was 55. AMPS and CSSD are the AV program providers.

P. 11-12: By 2007, 246 parents were using AV supervised visitation services. The # of non-custodial parents whose parenting time with children increased as a result of services was 183. AMPS and CSSD are the AV program

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providers.

P. 13-16: CT AV program brochures explaining pro-offender mediation program, how the child support system is used as a vehicle to open collateral custody cases, Transitions in Parenting (TIP) program to order parents into "counseling." Do children benefit from programs that arbitrarily decrease the time they spend with their mothers? Should public agencies be recruiting unfit and unwilling fathers from prisons, jails, rehab programs and requiring them to raise the next generation of kids (lest it affect their child support debts)?

P. 17-19: Letter from Klingberg Family Centers re: RFP 3102 indicating that they were subcontracted by AMPS to administer CSSD's TIP reunification services and supervised visitation to CSSD clients. Now they would like to bid on the contract themselves. See full contract bid submitted to CSSD's Pam Sarno in 2011:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/131040512/CT-Court-s-Contract-With-Klingberg-

Family-Services-TIP-Program-Supervised-Visitation

P. 20: Klingberg's Director David Tompkins lobbying the State regarding community services block grant (CSBG) program funding.

P. 21-25: Tompkins also sits on the CT Mental Health Planning Committee which has significant influence on distribution of CSBG grants.

P. 27: Secretary of State's Office listing demonstrating that Attorney Louise Truax ran a supervised visitation center from her law office. Nicholas Siconolfi ran the program under the alias "Nick Sarno." See article by Keith Harmon Snow:

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/05/a-life-sentence-family-

courts-sacrificing-mothers-and-children-in-america/

P. 28-38: 9/23/1999 testimony to Congress of Chief Admin. Judge Robert Leuba lobbying for AV and Responsible Fatherhood funds. States that the TIP program does not work due to "high conflict" and "combative" nature of the enrollees.

See 2012 HHS budget request seeking over $500 million for AV programs:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/olab/cse.pdf

44. 2013 50th Annual AFCC Conference.

http://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/Conferences/AFCC-50th-

2013.pdf

P.14: Ref. workshop by Hon. Lynda B. Munro, Chief Administrative Judge, Family Division, Middletown, and Dr. Sidney Horowitz, Dr.

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19!

Howard Kreiger, and Sharon Dornfeld, JD

Munro, Dornfeld, Horowitz, Kreiger also run the State’s GAL certification program.

45. Printout from AFCC website showing that they have a CT chapter.

http://www.afccnet.org/Chapters/AFCCChapters/ctl/ViewChapter/ChapterID/20/

mid/468

46. April 2013 AFCC Conference in Connecticut:

http://connecticutafcc.eventbrite.com

See below email from Judicial Branch Manager Marylou Giovannucci advertising for 2013 AFCC conference. She used her work email and an e-list of hundreds of family court industry professionals.

Organized by Judicial Branch employees Judge Lynda Munro, Stephen Grant, Debra Kulak, Kathryn Ceruti, John Hall, Phylis Cumming Taxeira, Carolyn Kaas, Marilou Giovannucci, etc.

Majority of others on the AFCC conference committee are Judicial Branch contractors, such as Linda S. Smith, Sidney Horowitz, Mary K O’Sullivan, etc.

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AA

BB

CC

DD

EE

FF

GG

HH

II

JJ

KK

LL

11

 

STATE EMPLOYEES(*)(**)(***)

 

22

 

AFCC

GAL

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

33

     

Reg.

Fringe

TOTAL

Reg.

Fringe

TOTAL

Reg.

Fringe

TOTAL

44

Abery-Wetstone, Holly (Judge)

?

X

$145,228.46

$68,797.57

$214,026.03

$152,245.64

$33,860.53

$186,106.17

$151,623.31

$27,147.94

$178,771.25

55

Adelman, Gerard (Judge)

 

X

$145,655.42

$63,267.37

$208,922.79

$146,762.42

$27,236.09

$173,998.51

$146,780.16

$20,415.93

$167,196.09

66

Adelman, Marlene K

   

$27,230.16

$5,044.21

$32,274.37

$8,622

$673.34

$9,295

$17,244

$1,353.69

$18,598

77

Adelman, Marlene K (Pension)

   

$68,647.50

$0

$68,647.50

$70,363.68

$0

$70,363.68

$72,122.76

$0

$72,122.76

88

Barall, Herbert (Judge)

   

$31,291.20

$0

$31,291.20

$31,285.60

$0

$31,285.60

$29,154.08

$0

$29,154.08

99

Black, James Jr. (pension)

 

X

$13,219.80

$0

$13,219.80

$13,550.28

$0

$13,550.28

$13,889.04

$0

$13,889.04

1010

Calmar, Harry (Judge)

 

X

$154,735.61

$66,261

$220,996.94

$155,075.14

$30,121

$185,195.91

$156,306.30

$23,359

$179,664.95

1111

Carbone, William (Judicial Branch Director)

   

$191,946.35

$33,925

$225,871.32

$191,864.64

$34,225

$226,090.02

$200,935.03

$39,930

$240,865.06

1212

Carbone, William (pension)

   

$22,878.96

$0

$22,878.96

$23,565.36

$0

$23,565.36

$24,272.28

$0

$24,272.28

1313

Ceruti, Kathryn (JUD Admin)

X

 

$135,825.15

$35,888.49

$171,713.64

$135,825.15

$35,375

$171,199.94

$142,322.17

$35,459

$177,781.18

1414

Conway, Bernadette (JUD Admin)

 

X

$153,566.02

$63,160.17

$216,726.19

$153,255.97

$25,203

$178,459.38

$154,494.25

$17,982

$172,475.99

1515

Cummings-Texiera, Phyllis (JUD Admin)

X

X

$107,330.45

$23,781.27

$131,111.72

$111,467.25

$23,906

$135,373.43

$115,691.83

$23,646

$139,337.72

1616

Cutsumpas, Lloyd (Judge)

   

$47,960.00

$3,669

$51,628.94

$45,320.00

($6,695)

$38,625.18

$41,800.00

$606

$42,406.10

1717

Difelice, Laura** (JUD Admin-Training, Probation)

 

X

                 

1818

DiTunno, Joseph (JUD Admin)

X

 

$106,885.24

$33,576

$140,461.19

$107,185.06

$32,141

$139,326.35

$112,747.64

$29,913

$142,660.60

1919

Giovannucci, Marylou (JUD Admin)

X

 

$130,721.57

$40,462

$171,183.69

$130,721.57

$42,494

$173,215.43

$136,970.04

$43,161

$180,130.79

2020

Gordon, Elaine (Judge)

 

X

$158,654.56

$65,608

$224,262.85

$157,231.28

$27,396

$184,627.57

$23,222.69

$3,284

$26,507.02

2121

Grant, Jeffery (JUD Admin)

   

$109,722.90

$24,675

$134,397.58

$110,248.83

$24,974

$135,222.46

$116,230.42

$25,330

$141,560.79

2222

Grant, Stephen R (JUD Manager)

X

X

$158,411.01

$39,384.47

$197,795.48

$158,343.86

$40,964.84

$199,308.70

$165,798.22

$41,154.97

$206,953.19

2323

Grant, Stephen (Mental Health Addict. Svs)

   

$108,026.15

$30,480.23

$138,506.38

$103,562.62

$28,825.94

$132,388.56

$91,909.67

$26,631.37

$118,541.04

2424

Gruendel, F Herbert (Judge)

X

 

$154,926.68

$66,783.16

$221,709.84

$151,417.82

$27,550.49

$178,968.31

$154,926.68

$20,393.86

$175,320.54

2525

Grossman, Jane (JUD Admin)

 

X

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$99,656.90

$15,404.56

$115,061.46

2626

Hall, John J (JUD Admin)

X

 

$63,271.42

$16,955.09

$80,226.51

$73,796.20

$18,692.82

$92,489.02

$77,880.96

$19,339.33

$97,220.29

2727

Kaas, Alison (JUD Admin)

   

$34,862.91

$8,722.29

$43,585.20

$55,205.17

$15,743.49

$70,948.66

$65,060.98

$24,877.04

$89,938.02

2828

Katz, Joette (Judicial Branch)

   

$173,271.36

$72,608.27

$245,879.63

$92,720.50

$15,724.37

$108,444.87

$170,335.56

$24,369.80

$194,705.36

2929

Katz, Joette (DCF State Director)

   

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$62,475.45

$10,436.93

$72,912.38

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

3030

Kulak, Debra (JUD Manager)

X

 

$135,888.21

$29,123.98

$165,012.19

$135,830.76

$29,669.67

$165,500.43

$142,207.27

$29,844.06

$172,051.33

3131

Lamontagne II, Robert (JUD Admin)

   

$79,778.03

$29,107.12

$108,885.15

$84,193.10

$31,111.07

$115,304.17

$90,154.86

$32,023.58

$122,178.44

3232

Lamontagne, Robert (Pension)

   

$24,493.92

$0.00

$24,493.92

$25,228.68

$0.00

$25,228.68

$25,985.52

$0.00

$25,985.52

3333

Lanza, Anthony (UCONN)

   

$12,666.97

$1,005.78

$13,672.75

$14,110.86

$1,102.03

$15,212.89

$19,912.94

$1,563.19

$21,476.13

3434

Libbin, Martin (JUD Attorney)

   

$146,700.11

$34,746.15

$181,446.26

$146,648.00

$35,770.34

$182,418.34

$153,531.75

$36,169.94

$189,701.69

3535

Munro, Lynda B. (Chief Admin Judge)

X

X

$154,063.02

$68,093.56

$222,156.58

$156,045.94

$27,302.64

$183,348.58

$157,097.03

$20,254.23

$177,351.26

3636

Murphy, Maureen McCabe (Judge)

?

X

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$49,367.12

$7,445.73

$56,812.85

3737

Mary O'Sullivan (DMHAS)

?

X

$90,095.93

$23,295.42

$113,391.35

$90,227.70

$23,797.10

$114,024.80

$94,837.57

$24,113.45

$118,951.02

3838

Mary O'Sullivan (CT Universities)

?

?

$7,566.12

$600.75

$8,166.87

$3,783.00

$295.45

$4,078.45

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

3939

Pavasaris, Richard E. (JUD Admin)

   

$44,692.14

$3,548.57

$48,240.71

$27,348.11

$2,135.88

$29,483.99

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

4040

Pavasaris, Richard (pension)

   

$80,605.65

$0.00

$80,605.65

$79,167.60

$0.00

$79,167.60

$81,146.76

$0.00

$81,146.76

4141

Pearce Prestley, Linda (Judge)

   

$152,937.29

$66,552.73

$219,490.02

$152,198.06

$30,464.87

$182,662.93

$153,864.21

$23,334.84

$177,199.05

4242

Pinkus, Barry (Judge)

X

X

$154,344.92

$58,823.98

$213,168.90

$146,983.05

$25,777.82

$172,760.87

$149,077.15

$20,052.59

$169,129.74

4343

Salius, Anthony (pension)

X

 

$92,580.48

$0

92580.48

$94,895.04

$0

94895.04

$97,267.44

$0

97267.44

4444

Sarno, Pamela (JUD Admin-Contracts)

 

X

$96,174.84

$31,077.22

$127,252.06

$96,843.08

$30,585.92

$127,429.00

$101,368.66

$30,690.39

$132,059.05

4545

Siconolfi, Thomas (Exec. Dir. JUD Admin)

   

$191,946.35

$37,880.11

$229,826.46

$191,864.64

$34,334.32

$226,198.96

$200,935.03

$34,464.97

$235,400.00

 

AA

BB

CC

DD

EE

FF

GG

HH

II

JJ

KK

LL

4646

Tompkins, Robert (pension)

X

 

$94,987.48

$0

$94,987.48

$95,686.98

$0

95686.98

$98,079.18

$0

$98,079.18

4747

Trestman,Robert L. (Uconn Health Ctr)

   

$234,956.80

$50,377

$285,334.23

$243,319.34

$52,200.97

$295,520.31

$257,475.00

$49,937

$307,412.33

4848

Tuller, Ann (DCF/AMPS, Inc.)(pension)

X

 

$21,901.86

$0

$21,901.86

$22,558.92

$0

$22,558.92

$23,235.66

$0

$23,235.66

4949

                       

5050

*All figures were obtained from http://transparency.ct.gov

                 

5151

**Name and Salary missing from www.tranparency.ct.gov

                 

5252

***An "x" in the "AFCC" collumn means that the State employee has had some affiliation with the AFCC, such as if they are a director, organizer, an/or member, or if they presented at 1 or more AFCC conferences. An "x" in the GAL column means that the State employee has also been chosen by Judge Lynda Munro to teach the State's GAL certification/training program.

               

Affilliate

RFQ 04-6024

AFCC

GAL

2002

Court

Notes

CSSD Staff

TRAININGS

Custody/Divorce

Trainer

Commission

Barry Armata, Esq.

X

Member

X

X

 

http://www.bpslawyers.com/Attorneys/Barry-F-

Armata.shtml

Pat D'Angelo

     

X

D'Angelo v. D'Angelo, CRC Director

DCF founded allegations of child abuse against him

Jennifer Davis

X

Member

X

     

Stephen Dembo, JD

 

Organizer, Member

X

X

   

Sharon Wicks Dornfeld, JD

 

Member, Presenter

X

   

Presents at AFCC 2013 conference re: CSSD w/ Munro, Krieger, Horowitz

Judge Anne Draganis

 

Past Director

 

Chair

Retired CT Chief Family Court Judge, Appellate Judge

 

Stephen Grant

 

Past President, Director

X

X

CSSD Director, Family Court

 

Judge Herbert Gruendel

 

Presenter

 

X

Judge

http://www.psychologyinfo.com/NJ-AFCC/pdf/ny-

2001.pdf

Sidney Horowitz, Ph.D.

X

Organizer, Member,

X

X

Appointed to cases as evaluator and paid by state.

Presents at AFCC conferences with Judge Munro, Dornfeld, Krieger.

Presentor

Robert Horwitz, Ph.D.

 

Presentor, Organizer

X

     

Carolyn Kaas

 

Member

X

 

Teaches at Quinnipiac (Munro) where GAL trainings are held.

 

Justine Rakich-Kelly, JD

 

Member

X

 

Director, Children's Law Center. CLC provides court appointed GAL's, Fatherhood assistance

 

Howard Krieger, MD

X

Presenter

X

 

Appointed to cases as evaluator and paid by state.

Presents at AFCC conferences with Judge Munro, Dornfeld, Horowitz

Deborah Kulak

 

Director

   

CSSD Regional Manager, works with contracts, training staff

Writes papers for AFCC with Marsha Kline Pruett

Sandra Lax, Esq.

   

X

 

Law partner of Louise Traux.

 

Stephanie Leite, Ph.d

 

Organizer, Member

X

     

Judge Lynda Munro

 

Member, Presentor

Organizer

X

Judge, teaches at Quinnipiac Law (Kaas), organizes GAL trainings at Quinnipiac sponsored/administered by AFCC affilliates, Approves vendor payments for Horowitz, appoints him to cases, presents at AFCC conference with Horowitz, Krieger, Dornfeld

Sarno's visitation services were located in her office in 2000-2001. See Liberti v. Liberti case:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126246254/NJ-Sarno-s-

Billing-Invoices-Robert-Liberti-v-Sunny-Liberti

Judge Maureen Murphy

   

X

   

See Liberti case billing:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126246491/GAL-Maureen-

Murphy-s-bills-re-Liberti-v-Liberti-Guardian-ad-Who

Mary-K O'Sullivan

X

?

X

 

Works for Dept. of Mental Health Addiciton Svcs.

See whistleblower suit filed against State of CT http://www.ct.gov/chro/lib/chro/pdf/osullianruling.pdf

Jessica Pearson

 

Founder

   

Oversees CSSD demonstration programs for AFCC, writes reports for HHS and DOJ under Center for Policy Research

Filed, withdrew AFCC-CT incorporation docs. See

http://www.scribd.com/doc/125540250/Association-of-

 

Family-and-Conciliation-Courts-AFCC-Articles-of-

Incorporation

Kyle Pruett, MD

 

Presenter

 

X

 

Married to Marsha Pruett, Dr. at Yale child psychiatry, promotes PAS theory

Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D

 

Past President

 

X

Set up, reviewed past pilot projects in family court for AFCC. http://www.afccnet.org/ResourceCenter/CenterforExcellenceinFam

Married to Dr. Kyle Pruett, Yale; Gives seminars for AFCC on Alienation, promoting Fatherhood projects

ilyCourtPractice/ctl/ViewCommittee/CommitteeID/16/mid/495

Dr. Kenneth Robson

   

X

X

Has unwritten contract w/ CSSD to be appointed onto family court cases, paid by State for therapeutic services

See billing on Liberti Case:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126252311/Dr-Kenneth-

 

Robson-s-Bills-re-Liberti-v-Liberti

Anthony "Tim" Selius

 

Past President, Director

   

Past CSSD Director from 1973-199?

 

Linda Smith, Ph.D.

 

Director

X

 

Serves litigants in CT Court

Involved in Liberti case.

Phillip Stahl, Ph.D.

X

Director, Presenter

     

CRC 113 Developmentally Effective Parenting Plans –Stahl http://www.crckids.org/wp-

content/uploads/2009/07/spr-01.pdf

Robert Tompkins

 

Past President, Director

 

X

Director CSSD, controls contracts for court, vendor payments

 

Louise Traux, Esq

Presenter

X

Law partner of Sandra Lax

Sarno's visitation services were located in her office in 2000-2001. See Liberti v. Liberti case:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126246254/NJ-Sarno-s-

Billing-Invoices-Robert-Liberti-v-Sunny-Liberti

Ann Tuller, MA

Member

 

Contractor, CSSD supervised visitation via AMPS

DCF employee, Attorney General issued opinion stating that CSSD could not use AMPS for her cases.

Robert Zaslow, JD

Member

X

   
 

AA

BB

CC

 

DD

 

EE

 

FF

 

GG

11

JUDICIAL BRANCH and STATE CONTRACTORS

 

22

 

AFCC

GAL

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

TOTAL

 

33

Achieve Global, Inc.

   

$

918.00

$ -

$ -

$

918.00

44

Alternative Solutions Assoc.

   

$

-

$ -

$ -

$

-

55

Armata & Davis, LLC

X

X

$ 2,000.00

$ -

$ -

$

2,000.00

66

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

X

X

$ 1,209.60

   

$

1,209.60

77

BERMAN BOURNS AARON & DEMBO LLC

X

X

$ -

$

3,895.00

$ -

$

3,895.00

88

Brigham, Mary Esq.

   

$ -

$

-

$ 57.61

$

57.61

99

Child Health & Development Inst.

   

$ 1,323,499.48

$ 913,723.08

$ 1,181,731.11

$

3,418,953.67

1010

Children's Law Center, Inc.

X

X

$ 353,440.00

$ 354,112.00

$ 395,325.00

$

1,102,877.00

1111

Community Corrections Institute

   

$ 550.00

$ 27,562.00

$ 6,050.00

$

34,162.00

1212

Community Solutions Inc.

   

$ 1,216,281.75

$ 8,739,189.87

$ 13,212,259.35

 

$23,167,730.97

1313

CSI CT

     

$14,544,650.98

 

$6,296,473

 

$0

 

$20,841,124.42

1414

Ct. Resource Group

X

X

$ 19,115.74

$ 12,199.75

$ 3,573.75

$

34,889.24

1515

Cramer & Associates

   

$ -

$ -

$ -

$

-

1616

Crime & Justice Institute

   

$ -

$ -

$ -

$

-

1717

Francis J. Carino

   

$ -

$ -

$ -

$

-

1818

Griffin, David

 

X

$

86.05

$ -

$ -

$

86.05

1919

Hamilton, Susan I

   

$ -

$

525.00

$

29,442.00

$

29,967.00

2020

Handle With Care

   

$ -

$ -

$ -

$

-

2121

Hope Works

   

$ -

$ -

$ -

$

-

2222

HORWITZ CAREER APPAREL & UNIFORMS, INC. (Robert Horwitz)

?

?

$

258,942.42

$

207,879.41

$

436,555.36

$

903,377.19

2323

Justice System Assessment & Training

   

$ -

$ -

$

-

$

-

2424

LAX & TRUAX LLC

X

X

$ -

$ -

$

750.00

$

750.00

2525

Lax, Sandra

 

X

$ -

$ -

$

1,650.00

$

1,650.00

2626

Leite, Stephanie

         

$3,206.25

$

3,206.25

2727

Murphy Murphy Nugent

 

X

$ -

$

1,000.00

$

-

$

1,000.00

2828

New Day Global, LLC

   

$ -

$

-

$ 4,200.00

$

4,200.00

2929

Mary-K O'Sullivan (works for CT Dept. Mental Health Addiction Svcs)

?

X

$

26,015.27

$

18,378.56

$ 33,675.05

$

78,068.88

3030

Richard Pavasaris

   

$ -

$ -

$ 2,700.00

$

2,700.00

3131

Quest Consulting Network

   

$ -

$ -

$ -

$

-

3232

Riegler-Shienvold

X

 

$

4,377.56

$ -

$ -

$

4,377.56

3333

Linda S. Smith, Ph.D

X

X

$

-

$ -

$

5,750.00

$

5,750.00

3434

Philip Stahl

X

 

$ 5,442.46

$ -

$

-

$

5,442.46

3535

Quinnipiac University Law

X

X

$ 3,318,960.87

$ 3,398,508.50

$ 2,593,044.85

$

9,310,514.22

3636

Street Smart Ventures

   

$ 48,445.00

$ 70,662.00

$ 62,250.00

$

181,357.00

3737

UCONN Health Ctr

   

$ 400,781,503.46

$ 426,360,784.86

$ 368,954,506.55

$

1,196,096,794.87

3838

Vera Institute of Justice

   

$

-

$

-

$ -

$

-

3939

Wheeler Clinic

   

$

25,711,849.05

$

26,611,902.79

$ 28,705,874.23

$

81,029,626.07

4040

Charles Wolfe

   

$

-

$

-

$ -

$

-

4141

Yardley Associates

 

X

$

8,400.00

$

6,300.00

$ 8,400.00

$

23,100.00

4242

ZASLOW & SANDLER LLC

 

X

$

12,948.00

$

1,328.00

$ 60.00

$

14,336.00

4343

             

4444

*All figures obtained from http://transparency.ct.gov

           
 

AA

BB

CC

DD

11

JUDICIAL BRANCH CONTRACTORS WHO SUCCESSFULLY BID FOR RFQ 04-6024 (*)(**)

22

 

AFCC (Y/N)

NOTES

Website

 

Community Solutions Inc.

 

Carlos Valinho, Treasurer. See Martha A. Dean v. Carlos M. Valinho [FA044012513], Dr. Horowitz of CT Resources Gp. Was

http://www.csi-online.org/about/board.html

evaluator on custody case. Mother accused of PAS, all access to child severed. Father discloses second family and that he had another child with babysitter, accused of violence, wins sole custody.

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ct-superior-

33

court/1606307.html

44

Wheeler Clinic

   

http://www.wheelerclinic.org/board-of-trustees

55

Vera Institute of Justice

 

Not registered in CT

http://www.vera.org/content/about-us/trustees

66

Alternative Solutions Assoc.

 

Not registered to do business in CT

http://www.alternativesolutionsassociates.com/biography.html

77

Achieve Global, Inc.

 

Florida Corporation, registered in CT.

http://www.achieveglobal.com/about-us/executive-team.aspx

 

Francis J. Carino

 

Francis J. Carino Supervisory Juvenile Prosecutor Division of Criminal Justice 300 Corporate Place Rocky Hill, CT 06067

http://www.ct.gov/csao/cwp/view.asp?a=1795&q=285522

88

860-258-5800

99

Child Health & Development Inst.

 

Chair is Robert Trestman of Correctional Managed Healthcare, UCONN Health Center

http://www.chdi.org

1010

Community Corrections Institute

 

Not registered in CT. Mostly State and Federal law enforcement and justice system employees, investigators, some retired.

http://www.communitycorrections.org/

 

Ct. Resource Group

Yes

(1) Copy of CT Resources Group Contract

http://www.connecticutresourcegroup.com/about.htm