“There was a warrant issued for his arrest,” Vlk said of a specific court hearing several years ago where a judge refused to require supervised visits. “The idea of allowing him – after multiple threats – unsupervised visits with our child just didn’t make sense to me!”
Vlk, a nanny by trade, has since spent three years researching child abductions in the United States and then writing the Florida Child Abduction Prevention Act. The bill (HB 787, which I track using LobbyTools) is currently working through committees in Tallahassee.
“It’s a problem that does not seem to be getting better,” said state Rep. Darryl Rouson.
HB 787 (which I track using LobbyTools) – unlike other bills in Tallahassee – doesn’t mandate anything. Instead, it would provide education to those involved in child custody and allow judges more power to limit the access of potentially problem parents. Continue reading story here.