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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Court Watch Montgomery Report

Critical Scaffolding: Emergency Financial Assistance
June 30, 2017

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Court Watch Montgomery Testimony
May 8, 2017

Maryland child deaths related to intimate partner violence, 2004-2016
October, 2016

Small Actions, Big Impacts: Innovative approaches by Montgomery County District Courts personnel in domestic violence cases June 27, 2016

Too many deaths: domestic violence homicides in Montgomery County Maryland, 2000-2015
February 2016

Abusers with Guns: The critical role of Maryland courts in reducing lethal risks to domestic violence victims
November 2015

Montgomery County District Courts Are Failing to Implement State-Recommended Policies That Would Protect Domestic Violence Victims
May, 2015

Circuit Court Protective Order Practices: In the Best Interest of the Child?
May, 2014

Protection for victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County’s Circuit Court
November, 2013

Just “A Piece of Paper?” Domestic Violence Peace and Protective Orders in Montgomery County District Court
June, 2012

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