The annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference was first held in Jan., 2004 near Albany, New York, with the objective of bringing together protective mothers with experts and concerned professionals to address and organize around the serious injustices faced by mothers seeking protection from abuse from the family court/divorce court system.
- The BMCC II, held in Jan., 2005, provided a powerful networking opportunity for professionals, domestic violence advocates, organizations, and advocacy groups working to expose these problems and develop solutions.
- The BMCC III: Unity--and Action! held in Jan., 2006, provided a venue for the development of unity among all of those affected by these problems and the sharing of action steps that have been proven effective.
- The 2007 conference, the BMCC IV, sponsored The Truth Commission to hear and document the serious injustices suffered by protective mothers within the divorce court system.
- The BMCC V: Help, Hope, & Healing, helped to contribute to the self-determination and empowerment of mothers and to the expansion of critical and growing protective mothers' movement.
- The BMCC VI: Solutions, held in January, 2009, focused on the progress made by activists and advocates in the mothers' custody movement was held in January 2009.
- In 2010, the BMCC VII) adopted the theme: "Now that we know, what are we doing about it?" to reflect the critical need of the court system to adhere to what has been established by credible research on DV, abuse, and child custody.
- In 2011, the BMCC VIII emphasized the importance of uniting diverse individuals and groups to reform the custody courts.
- In its ninth year, the 2012 BMCC asked its community, are we making any progress? Is what we're doing working?
- In its historic tenth year, the Battered Mothers Custody Conference met in our nation's Capitol along with the Mothers of Lost Children and other groups to bring our issue onto the national stage.