- False evidence
- False witness
- Forbidding real evidence
- Forbidding real witnesses
- Ex-parte hearings
"Triage Intake Screen" is a protocol used to determine which profiteers to order to what families. It was developed by AFCC trade group members in Connecticut. It is used in Pennsylvania as part of the fatherhood playbook “Changing the Culture of Custody in Pennsylvania.” AFCC markets Triage Intake Screen to its members. Doreen Ludwig’s analysis of Triage Intake Screen is available under the “Research” sidebar. Triage Intake Screen supplants traditional custody determination vehicles such as custody evaluations based on cause of breakup, parent/child fit, history of parenting and current ability to provide caregiving (pages 744, 745) with services geared to force conciliation under a generalized label called "mediation." Contested custody is coined a dispute to be resolved; services are labeled "dispute resolution."
Maltreatment of partner and children as defined by the CDC (physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect). is not measured by the Triage Intake Screen. (https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childmaltreatment/definitions.html).
Triage Intake Screen exists to target families who do not agree on a custody arrangement for orders for court services; the higher the level of disagreement, claims of one parents’ current or potential for child maltreatment, the more mediation-type services are assigned. This results in an internal process that selects the most egregious cases for forced conciliation using a variety of mental health and legal appointees. Once litigants attend a court service, they are required to cooperate. Failure to do so results in loss of custody. Court service providers use several methods to gain cooperation including but not limited to: coercion, demeaning, threatening, punishing, creation of fraud, suppression of evidence and obfuscation. Triage Intake Screen targets parents under duress, who often exhibit signs of trauma and stress due to the maltreatment aimed at themselves and their children. Court services are designed to exacerbate trauma. Parent education and behavior modification has been developed to ignore legitimate concerns about harm which may occur during visitation with the offending parent. Psychological tests such as MMPI-2 may be administered on those suffering PTSD by mental health practitioners aware that symptoms of PTSD skew test results. Subsequently, those results are used to psychologically label traumatized adults, in essence, using the trauma to call the subject "crazy" and therefore unfit for custody, a frequent family court litigation tactic.
Triage Intake Screen contains no assessment nor place to disclose a PTSD disability. Subjects of abuse are not permitted to opt-out or request court service providers qualified to work with those suffering PTSD. Administration of court services occur "off-the-record" therefore, commonly used tactics used to force cooperation of yelling, coercion, threats, and intimidation occurs in a hidden environment which escalates symptoms. In fact, it is purposeful, and done to increase trauma-induced mental illness, creating an outward appearance of craziness in order to validate psychological labeling of prey. Since sufferers never receive appropriate treatment, harm and symptoms compound.
The domestic violence community’s proposal to be the court appointee of choice is also available.