Two powerhouses have been added to the speaking agenda for our annual Bubbles of Love event planned for April 25, 2019, on the West grounds of the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines. Both of these individuals are board members of FUAN. They will be speaking on issues within the family court system, including judicial induced parental alienation. (This concept was first identified as “court-induced parental alienation™” by Fix Family Courts in 2013 and a workshop on this will be taught the following day.)
ToyA Johnson is Iowa born and raised; she has lived in Des Moines most of her life. She says of herself, “I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, sister, cousin, friend, and an advocate. I am you or someone you know; even when you don’t know me personally, you may know someone who experienced similar struggles in their lives that I have.” ToyA believes that it is in those struggles, when we come together and share common ground, that real progress is made.
ToyA is the co-founder of Iowa Citizens for Justice and an owner of FreshStart Life Solutions, which focuses on innovative and creative solutions to the challenges of life and business. She ran for state legislator in 2018 as the first woman of color on the Libertarian Party in a general election.
ToyA continues to be a trailblazer as an American with Disabilities Act advocate and an active supporter of Family, Civil, and Criminal Law Reform. She believes all areas must be addressed to effectively manage the issues that families face when they encounter the judicial system.
Like ToyA, Jeff Janssen is a native Iowan and a resident of central Iowa ever since. Jeff received his undergraduate education at Drake University: a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Accounting and Entrepreneurial Management and a concentration in Law and Business. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School with concentrations in Business Law, Legislative Practice, and Public Service. Jeff is a founding partner at Janssen Law, PLC where he specializes in the areas of adoption, guardianship, family law, government relations, protecting individual’s 1st and 2nd Amendment rights, business formation, and civil rights/discrimination cases.
Jeff and his wife have 7 children (3 biological, 2 fosters, and 2 adopted children). He believes that creating strategic partnerships between non-profits and the government can provide a higher quality of services to Iowans while saving the taxpayers money.
FUAN is proud to have these two join the roster of speakers for our event. You won’t want to miss what they have to say about system-induced judicial alienation.