Family Courts as Purveyors of Abuse

Bandy X. Lee
5 min readJun 2, 2022

Over the four months that my article on Family Courts has been up, many have reached out to me, and already several have shared their stories of similar miscarriages of justice under the same New Jersey judge, Jane Gallina-Mecca.

Here is one of the worst: When a father was accused of abuse, the Court of Judge Gallina-Mecca did something extraordinary. She declared the mother a danger and placed the children under full, unsupervised custody of the father. The mother was to be placed under a gag order, and not even be able to access court records on her own case. No one…

Bandy X. Lee

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (, and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”