We are gathering the stories of litigants impacted by the bias in Solano County Family Court. We would love to hear from you.
To send us your story please do the following:
- Do not use full names, use initials only. We want to protect your privacy. You can also use the nouns Mother and Father when writing your story.
- Please, to the extent possible, use dates. If you do not know exact dates, use months or seasons (i.e. September 2016 or Fall 2016). It becomes difficult to tell a story when the timeline is unclear.
- Please also be clear about who did what. For example, if you were previously issued a TRO that a family court judge disregarded, be specific about the TRO. Which judge issued it? When? For what incident? Try to be explicit. We know it’s hard, and often emotional and triggering to write your story, but it’s necessary to have a cohesive narrative.
- Do not interject any opinions about the judges, parties to the case, or what you believe motivated their actions, just keep it about the facts.
- Please try to write as factually as possible, without focusing on emotion. It’s easy for detractors to dismiss litigants’ claims when they write emotionally.
- Please do not send us a link to your social media posts and expect us to piece together your story, we cannot. We are staffed by volunteers and do not have the time to do so. More importantly, when you want your story heard, it’s easier to get it covered when it’s written coherently and in one piece, as opposed to being split across multiple internet posts and comments. We don’t say this to be mean, we say it to be effective. Most reporters will not assemble your story either.
Once your story is ready, contact us and we will give you instructions for secure submission. Please do not submit your story into the contact form, it’s not suitable for a large amount of text.