Public Domain Brochures and Promotional Items
The following is a collection of various brochures and promotional materials that have been gathered from various sources in the public domain. Some of the materials listed here are already being used by some organizations in various regions throughout North America. Most of the brochures been modified to be generic in content so that any group or organization may be easily able to use them for their own purposes without all the time and expense of developing them using their own resources. Most of the brochures have a place on the brochure where organizations can place their own name and mailing information. These brochures are intended to help educate the public about the horrors of the family court system and the harm being done to children. There is no copyright on these materials so please use them if you or your organization are able to benefit from their use. Some of the brochures here have been posted as they were received from the various sources so readers may find that some of the brochures many still require some minor editing to suit their own purposes.
New Brochure: Understanding the risks of being a foster parent
(May 24, 2007) - This three part folded
brochure submitted to Court Watch by a parent group in eastern Ontario is
intended to be given out to members of the public as part of public awareness
campaigns. This brochure is designed to help ensure that members of the
public are made more aware of the risks associated with being a foster parent
and more aware of of their duty to protect children's rights, not act as
enforcers for over-zealous CAS agencies and workers.
Flyer for public: Recording is your Right in Ontario
(New for Sept 2006) This three part folded brochure is intended to be given out to members of the public in Ontario. This flyer is especially handy to give out to members of the public at courthouses. This brochure is intended to teach the citizens of Ontario about their right to audio record their own court hearings under Ontario's Courts of Justice Act.
Flyer for students: Does Freedom, Democracy and Justice really exist for Canadians?
One of the better ways to help bring about changes to Canada's justice system is to inform our young people about Canada's failing justice system by directing them to where they can obtain information which they will normally not be able to obtain from other sources. This flyer directs students to the Canada Court Watch website and is specifically targeted for those who are still in school. Help to educate our young people and create public discussion in our schools by downloading this flyer and dropping it off to students going in or out of the local high school or college.
Flyer: Does Freedom, Democracy and Justice really exist for Canadians?
One of the better ways to help bring about changes to Canada's justice system is to inform our fellow Canadians about Canada's failing justice system by directing them to where they can obtain information which they will normally not be able to obtain from other sources. This flyer direct readers to the Canada Court Watch website and is specifically targeted for members of the public anywhere in Canada. Help to educate the public and create public discussion in your community by downloading this flyer and faxing and/or e mailing it to all your friends, contacts and even the local schools. Also print hard copies and distribute to businesses in your community.
Flyer: Do you know of a family being adversly affected by the CAS?
One of the best ways to help bring accountability to child protection agencies and their workers is to better inform others in the community where to find help when they need it. Readers are encouraged to circulate this flyer to others in your community.
Flyer: Is the Children's Aid Society helping or harming children and families?
One of the best ways to help bring accountability to child protection agencies and their workers is to better inform teachers at our children's schools about CAS agencies by directing them to where they can obtain information about CAS agencies which they will normally not be able to obtain from other sources. This flyer direct readers to the Canada Court Watch website and is specifically targeted for teachers in Ontario. Help to educate teachers and create public discussion in your community by downloading this flyer and faxing to the schools in your area or by taking it to the schools and handing it out to teachers at the schools. Although the flyer here is targeted for Ontario which has the highest population, flyers can be customized for your own province.
Don't Trust Your Children's Lawyer?
Many children complain about how their children's lawyer is not helping them and in some cases actually working against them. This brochure is for children who are not happy with the services provided by their children's lawyer and want someone else to represent them in court. The brochure advertises advocacy services some of which may be provided by the Family Justice Review Committee. The FJRC can provide a referral and/or assistance to help your child disclose on videotape how he/she has felt let down by this government agency and to have the child be represented by someone who will ensure that their wishes and preferences are accurately brought before the court. The FJRC will also provide information to your child about launching a lawsuit against those lawyers, social workers, law firms and individuals with these agencies who acted contrary to the child's best interest.
Poster - The Rights of Children of Separation and Divorce
Print out this 8.5" x 11" wall certificate size poster which outlines the rights of children of divorce to hang on the wall of your home or office. Makes an excellent gift for your favourite lawyer or professional who works with children and families of divorce.
Don't Plead Guilty!
A strategy being used by domestic violence courts these days is to manipulate parents (usually men) into pleading guilty in minor domestic violence situations. This, of course, sets the man's partner to take over the house, the kids and to have control over the father's life from then on. This also ups the statistics on wife abuse which helps to twist the real truth of domestic violence. Women's groups want to increase the conviction numbers so that they can get millions of taxpayer's dollars to put even more men in jail. Once a young man has pleaded guilty this can be used against him for the rest of his life. A good brochure intended to be handed out to those facing assault or threatening charges and even police officers themselves. Generic - three part.
Reducing your risk of LAWSUITS!
Parents and lawyers will resort to almost any tactic to win in court, even misleading social workers and doctors to write letters and make recommendations without making them aware of all
the facts. The purpose is to get letters from professionals which will influence the court's decision. This however, can result in a child being harmed as a result of flawed information before the court. Should a
child suffer emotional or physical damage as a result then the doctor or social worker may find themselves being sued in court.
This brochure contains good tips for social workers, doctors and other health care professionals who want to reduce their exposure to lawsuits as a result of involvement in custody and access disputes. Circulate these to doctors and social workers in your community. Generic - three part brochure.
Reducing Abuse of Police Services Through Shared Parenting
Every year hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent by police forces in response to false domestic calls. Parents try to get charges laid against the other parent in a bid to make the other parent look bad in family court so that they can get custody of the children. This brochure which outlines the benefits of shared parenting to police services is designed to be given to those in the law enforcement field. Generic - three part brochure.
Information for Educators Concerning Families of Separation and Divorce
A good brochure intended to be handed out to those in the education field such as teachers, principals, schools board officials, etc. Three part brochure
Unwarranted Interference in family relationships by school officials
A brochure about how school officials interfere with family relationships by often denying a child access to their non custodial parent when there is no need. Often the custodial parent misleads school officials to help alienate the children from the other parent through lies and deception. Some tips are given to show parents how to make school officials accountable and to FIGHT BACK for their children's rights. Generic - three part brochure.
Sole Custody is CHILD ABUSE!
A second brochure regarding sole custody but in a gender neutral terms. Although fathers very rarely get sole custody, some of them abuse their power as well. Circulate these in your community and at the courthouse. Generic - three part brochure.
Shared Parenting - It Should be The Law!
A brochure outlining the benefits of shared parenting. Three part brochure.