Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery M. Leving Calls on Fathers to Prevent Another Ferguson

Top Quote Fathers' rights attorney and advocate Jeffery M. Leving says paternal involvement is a powerful deterrent to crime in America, where father-absence has reached alarming rates. In Ferguson, Mo., Leving is calling on fathers to work together to help prevent more unarmed teens from senseless killings. End Quote
  • St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) August 24, 2014 - Fathers' rights attorney and advocate Jeffery M. Leving issued a statement today about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following a phone call with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder earlier in the week.

    "I support Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, and I call on fathers everywhere to re-engage in relationships with their sons to prevent another Ferguson," said Leving, whose book Fathers' Rights, reveals that father-absence is the most reliable predictor of crime in America.

    "The statistics show an estimated 24 million American children live absent their fathers. This issue is especially crippling in the African-American community, where 63% of black children are reported to be living in homes absent their biological father. Ironically, this statistic was created by discrimination and continues to perpetuate it. In Ferguson, Michael Brown, Sr., stepped up to demand answers to why his son was gunned down by police on Aug. 9. His voice joins a chorus of other African-American dads who have lost their sons in recent years - Tracy Martin and Ron Davis come immediately to mind. The country needs to see more men working together to make a difference. It is absolutely true that any man's loss of his child diminishes mankind."

    Leving's interview on this topic will air Sunday, Aug. 24, on 92.3 FM at 6 a.m.

    About Jeffery Leving
    Attorney Jeffery M. Leving has been named one of "America's Best Lawyers" by Forbes Radio and is the country's leading authority on fathers' rights. He is a pioneer in fathers' rights and has dedicated more than 30 years to strengthening healthy families and improving outcomes for children. He founded the Fatherhood Educational Institute, which provides critical parenting skills to fathers and seeks to eliminate father absence. Leving's latest book, How to be a Good Divorced Dad, received praise from President Barack Obama, and was endorsed by Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

    Please contact Zion Banks at 312.508.1404 or zbanks ( @ ) jmlevinglawltd dot com if you would like to schedule an interview with Jeffery M. Leving.

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