Every week, Court Watch Montgomery volunteers watch and collect data in protective order court in Silver Spring and Rockville. Here are some of their notes on recent cases: "No Amharic interpreter was available for
In 2017, ten states including Maryland piloted a survey to measure the percentage of high school students that identify as transgender and assess the link between being a transgender high school student and dating violence.
The prosecutor made a strong case: the victim was of tender age (8) and the sexual offense, which continued over a six month period, was violent. The defendant was a threat to children. The judge
Maryland's new "red flag" law allows police, victims and health professionals to petition Maryland courts when an individual, family member or client has a gun and is an imminent threat to themselves or the community.
Courts all across the state have begun implementing new Maryland gun laws that: improve firearm transfers upon conviction of a domestic violence crime; and make more people eligible to more quickly get Commissioner or court
The Commission on Judicial Disabilities has completed its hearings scrutinizing the professionalism of Baltimore Judge Devy Patterson Russell. The 11-member panel has not announced the timing of their deliberations. District Court Judge Patterson Russell testified in
The High Point model approach for working with domestic violence offenders and victims has significantly reduced offender recidivism. What's their secret? Could it work in Maryland? At least one Maryland county is using portions of
A new 15-minute video on domestic violence prevention has been produced by Montgomery County. Two victims (a teenager victim of same sex abuse and a middle-aged woman) each describe their abusive relationship and how they escaped.
Re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds a great number of domestic violence service programs across Maryland, has been delayed in Congress' rush to head home for the fall campaign season. Funding
Two inmates accused of murdering their pregnant partner have committed suicide in Montgomery County jails in the last three months.T The two inmates were housed at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg. Both men