Victim’s Voices from Court
“We can’t blame the victim for what has happened. She didn’t cause the violence and she can’t stop it. Don’t judge her. We can’t understand the overwhelming fear and stress that she lives with day in and day out.”
Janet Blackburn, sister of Gail Pumphrey.
Gail and her three children were shot and killed
by her ex-husband in Montgomery County in 2007.
In the past eight years, Court Watch Montgomery volunteers have listened to over 5,000 brave Montgomery County residents tell their stories of abuse to judges in court. Their testimonies remind us how desperately they need full and effective legal protection.