Transcend Tucson is more than just trauma informed courts. Transcend Tucson is trauma informed communities. Transcend Tucson ends poverty. Transcend Tucson also ends hopelessness and homelessness.

Transcend Tucson is a Civil Rights Movement.

How do we transcend Tucson? We address fear. We address hopelessness. We use compassion, humanity, empathy, and wisdom. We share stories, journeys, hopes, and fears.

How does Transcend Tucson end poverty, homelessness, and systemic domestic abuse? Poverty, homelessness, and systemic domestic abuse are stigmatized. People who are poor, homeless, and victims of systemic domestic abuse are looked down upon. The shame and guilt that accompany being In poverty, homeless, or the victim of Domestic abuse coercively destroys our Community. When we divide our Community through shaming and blaming, we cannot stand together. It is time for connectivity.

We can end systemic domestic abuse when we Transcend Tucson. Please join us in this very important work and journey. For more information, use our connect with us page, or call or text us at 520.909.3888.

#StopBlame #OurChildrenAreWatching #OurChildrenAreSuffering #STOJOHOFE

Transcend Tucson is a Project of Felicia Chew Community Projects. Other Felicia Chew Community Projects include: The Tucson Quilt Project, The Tucson Zines, Save Golden Pin Lanes, SpeakUp, City Issues and Events, STEM For All, Think, Domestic Violence Awareness Series, “Pie,Felicia!” and Vote Felicia Chew.

Other work of our founder Felicia Chew includes Bring Back Kidco Summer Meals Programs, Free Bus Day On All-Mail Voting Days, Back Door Programs, 6-Week Awards, and Community Cares Project.

You can support Transcend Tucson by purchasing something from our Etsy Shop, making a direct contribution, or by signing up to volunteer.

Thanks for your support of this very important work.


❤ Felicia

Accountability: Lawyers

…”lawyers have an Oath and Creed that they should be following when representing clients…”

What to Expect:

In regards to Family Law in Arizona, lawyers have the responsibility to follow the Arizona Rules Family Law Procedure.

Additionally, lawyers have an Oath (see below) and Creed that they should be following when representing clients.  Organizations such as the BAR work to ensure that lawyers are following the oath and creed.  Unfortunately, lawyers may fall into the trap of unethical practices for a variety of reasons, including stress, unresolved trauma, and vicarious trauma.  When that happens (because lawyers are human), it is easy to continue on that downward spiral.  This is why it is important for agencies such as the BAR to do their work, of ensuring Lawyers are following an agreed upon code and creed.

This amended version of A Lawyer’s Creed of Professionalism of the State Bar of Arizona became effective January 1, 2017.


The Unfortunate Reality.

When it is apparent that the lawyer is not following the oath and/or creed, a complaint can be filed the BAR.*

*Note: When filing the complaint,  you must cite the Ethical Violations of the attorney and provide substantiating evidence (as the BAR only has resources to look at the evidence provided, they don’t dig into it).  Reference the State Bar of Arizona: Rules of Professional Conduct.

While it may be difficult to file the complaint, it must be done in order to maintain accountability and ethics in the profession, and safety for children and other vulnerable persons.  Individuals who have experienced domestic abuse are more likely to have difficulty with filing complaints and guilt, shame, and fear set in.  This is why it is necessary to consider elevating this action to the same level as reporting abuse of a child — punishable as a criminal offense.

Together, we can help end the cycle of systemic domestic abuse by proxy.

To support our work, consider a direct contribution,  or a purchase from the Transcend Tucson Etsy Shop.  Thank you!

This page is hosted by Felicia Chew Community Projects.  We recognize that the lack of a trauma informed community and the lack of trauma informed Courts perpetuates the cycle of domestic abuse.  Won’t you attend a trauma informed community course?  #StopTheShame #StopTheBlame #OurChildrenAreWatching #OurChildrenAreSuffering

Connect with us via our Contact Page, or vial email at feliciachewcommunityprojects@gmail.com, or by phone/text at 1.520.909.3888