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11/01/2021 02A.i. Family Court Awareness Month Proclamation 1 7-0.-7. V.. rr 11 i • iO enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No.A.i. For Meeting of: November 1, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Family Court Awareness Month Proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Elizabeth Cooper will accept the proclamation. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Family Court Awareness Month Proclamation 10/11/202' Corer Memo 2 CITY OF ¶YAICI A � ICOCLA *ATION PWX!EREAS, the mission at One SYLom's Battle (OY1B)and the 'Family Court Awareness cvionth Committee (FCASY[C)is to increase awareness on the importance of a family court system that prioritizes child safety and acts in the best interest of children; and WWX!ERAS, the mission at the TCA[MC is to increase awareness on the importance of education and training on domestic violence, childhood trauma and post separation abuse for allprofessionals working within the family court system; and WXE AS, the mission at the TCAW1C is to educate judges and otherfamily court professionals on the empirical data and research that is currently available. Such research is a critical component to making decisions that are truly in the best interest of children. This research includes The Adverse Childhood perience (ACE)Study (U C- 2laiser Permanents), Saunder's Study (VS Department ofJustice), The SYLeierStudy: Child Custody Outcomes in Cases Involving AbuseACCegations, and the Santa Clara Law Study (Confronting the Challenge of.7ligh-Conflict Personality in Tamil); Court); and ` W!!ERM,S, the mission at the 'FCASY[C isfueled by the desire for awareness and change in the family court system while honoring the 100(+)children in the 'United States who have been murdered by a parent after a custody court rejected the other parent's plea for protection. NOWT PEcWOq, I, Patricia Byers, SYLayor of the City of'Yakima and on behalf of the City Council hereby proclaim the month of November as "Family Court Awareness JKonth" in the City of Yakima. Dated this 1st day of November, 2021 Patricia Byers, SYLayor