How to Seek Help

We have provided a list of various links to agencies where help can be found. Please study the function of each organization listed to make certain that your particular situation matches the function that the organization performs.

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CHILD ABUSE - was created to bring awareness to the community at large and to provide services and support to those in need.

National Information Clearinghouse - Department of Health and Human Services. The Clearinghouse is a national resource for professionals and others seeking information on child abuse and neglect and child welfare.

Anti-Child Abuse Resources - Advocacy Groups



Child Custody and Religion


Dealing With Jehovah's Witness Custody Cases

Jehovah's Witness example cases and summary

American Law Institute Summary of Jehovah's Witness cases


Latey decision in England case 1984 regarding Scientology custody


Consumer Protection - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection. While the FTC does not resolve individual consumer problems, your complaint helps them investigate fraud, which can lead to law enforcement action. Online Complaint Form. Visit the Federal Trade Commission main site for more options or call toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP.

Better Business Bureau - The Better Business Bureaus' mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence. The BBB can handle the following complaints involving marketplace activities: Misleading Advertising, Improper Selling Practices, Non-delivery of Goods or Services, Misrepresentation, Unhonored Guarantees or Warranty, Unsatisfactory Service, Credit/billing Problems, Unfulfilled Contracts. Online Complaint Form.  All complaints are handled by the local Better Business Bureau where the company is located. Click here to locate your local Better Business Bureau or call 1-703-276-0100

Department of Justice Fraud Section - The Fraud Section is charged with directing the Federal law enforcement effort against fraud and white collar crime. Fraud Section Contact- Chief: Joshua R. Hochberg 1-202-514-7023



United States Department of Justice - The Department's Civil Rights Division is the primary institution within the federal government responsible for enforcing federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, and national origin.

Florida Commission on Human Relations - The Florida Commission on Human Relations is dedicated to eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status or familial status. Florida Commission on Human Relations complaint form - (Download pd. file)

Pinellas County (Florida) Office of Human Rights - The Office of Human Rights administers the Pinellas County Human Rights Ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and familial status. 727-464-4880


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)- The EEOC's mission is to promote equal opportunity in employment through administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal civil rights laws and through education and technical assistance. Civil Rights Act of 1964, FAQ's on Federal laws on discrimination, How to file a charge of employment discrimination, List of EEOC offices to obtain forms For additional EEOC information, please call EEOC toll free on 1-800-669-4000.

Liberty Council - The Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit civil liberties education and legal defense organization dedicated to preserve religious freedom. Religious Rights in the Workplace,  Religious Discrimination In the Workplace
If you have questions about a specific situation relating to religious discrimination in the workplace, contact Liberty Counsel at 1-407-875-2100.

Nolo Law for All - Nolo's mission is to make the legal system work for everyone -- not just lawyers. Information on religious discrimination at work


U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights' online discrimination complaint form OCR enforces five Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. These laws prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin, on the basis of sex, on the basis of disability, and on the basis of age. Telephone: 1-800-USA-LEARN


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - The Mission of the FBI is to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal law; to protect the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities; to provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to federal, state, local, and international agencies; and to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public and is faithful to the Constitution of the United States. Locate & contact your local field office.



The Federal Web Locator


U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory

Contact your Local Senator


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Their mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA work site safety complaint form - Download pdf file, contact your local office or contact them toll free 1-800-321-OSHA

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