What happens in domestic violence courtrooms changes lives – but not always for the better. Court Watch Montgomery’s reports analyze data we collect in approximately 1,000 protective order and criminal domestic violence hearings each year.
Court Watch Montgomery is the only organization in Maryland collecting and analyzing data about what is actually happening in domestic violence courtrooms. Our findings show that too few domestic violence victims in Maryland are obtaining comprehensive legal protection, despite our state’s strong protective order law.
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Maryland child deaths related to intimate partner violence, 2004-2016
Small Actions, Big Impacts: Innovative approaches by Montgomery County District Courts personnel in domestic violence cases
June 27, 2016
Abusers with Guns: The critical role of Maryland courts in reducing lethal risks to domestic violence victims
Montgomery County District Courts Are Failing to Implement State-Recommended Policies That Would Protect Domestic Violence Victims
Circuit Court Protective Order Practices: In the Best Interest of the Child?
Protection for victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County’s Circuit Court